Is Pronation Bad for Running?

What do you think of when you hear the word “pronation”? If your initial reaction is negative, you’re not alone… Many runners only hear about pronation in frustrating contexts, like being told they run incorrectly or that they’re in pain because their feet pronate. It’s an understandable association; if running coaches or medical professionals are… Continue reading Is Pronation Bad for Running?

Why Do My Hips Hurt when I Run? (Common Risk Factors and Solutions)

People are quick to assume that running is bad for your joints because the sport is notorious for its high injury rates. Most runners end up dealing with some variation of aches and pains, many of which manifest within the joints themselves. Runners most frequently have gripes with pain or injury in their knees or… Continue reading Why Do My Hips Hurt when I Run? (Common Risk Factors and Solutions)

The Top 3 Reasons Why Runners Get Iliotibial Band Syndrome (and Why Foam Rolling Isn’t the Answer)

Iliotibial band syndrome — IT band syndrome, ITBS, whichever name you prefer — is a notoriously common injury that’s plagued the running community for ages. It can set in quickly, and tends to overstay its welcome like an unwanted guest. But perhaps, even more frustrating, is trying to search for a solution to ITBS on… Continue reading The Top 3 Reasons Why Runners Get Iliotibial Band Syndrome (and Why Foam Rolling Isn’t the Answer)

The 5 Best Running Warm Ups, and Why You Can’t Afford to Skip Them

You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again: warming up before running is essential. It’s tempting to just dive straight into a run, but doing so time and time again can be surprisingly detrimental to your body and performance. As you likely already know, running is a high-volume, high-force sport — your body has… Continue reading The 5 Best Running Warm Ups, and Why You Can’t Afford to Skip Them

Why Do I Have Low Back Pain while Running? The 4 Most Common Causes and How to Fix Them

Low back pain is the bane of many peoples’ existence… And that can be especially true for runners. When you’re looking forward to a long weekend run after a hard week of work, the last thing you want to deal with is low back pain that forces you to walk or stop running altogether. Running… Continue reading Why Do I Have Low Back Pain while Running? The 4 Most Common Causes and How to Fix Them

How to Run Every Day: Benefits and Best Practices

Runners unquestionably love their sport — so much so, that many of them often wonder if it’s possible to run every day. Thus, the practice of “run streaking” was born — in an effort to stay wholly dedicated to their running, thousands of people have committed to running a minimum of one mile every single… Continue reading How to Run Every Day: Benefits and Best Practices

The 6 Most Common Risk Factors for Stress Fractures in Running

Unidentified shin pain is an incredibly common gripe for runners, and determining what exactly that pain is can be a frustrating, ambiguous process. After all, most resources tend to assign any old shin pain as shin splints — which isn’t inherently wrong, but there’s more to the symptoms than a vague umbrella term. With shin… Continue reading The 6 Most Common Risk Factors for Stress Fractures in Running

Shock Absorption in Running (It’s Not Your Shoes — It’s the Biomechanics)

Nearly every search result about shock absorption in running focuses on what shoes you wear.  If you’ve ever looked it up yourself, you know what we’re talking about. Athletic shoe companies have pumped us full of effective marketing strategies convincing us that cushioned shoes are the answer to all our shock absorption needs in running.… Continue reading Shock Absorption in Running (It’s Not Your Shoes — It’s the Biomechanics)

Common Types of Calf Pain with Running (and What to Do About Them)

Calf pain is a common gripe for many runners, whether it be soreness, dull or sharp pain, temporary or chronic issues, etc. Part of the issue is the pain itself, and part of it is frustration in not knowing what exactly it is and how to mitigate it. Because the concept of “calf pain” is… Continue reading Common Types of Calf Pain with Running (and What to Do About Them)

Trunk Lean: What It Is, and Why It Matters in Your Running

A startling 80% of runners experience some kind of injury from training in any given year, and people don’t necessarily realize the myriad of complex biomechanics that go into running. Even minor, seemingly insignificant biomechanical deficiencies can build up over time and cause issues long-term. If left unchecked, they can then snowball into larger errors… Continue reading Trunk Lean: What It Is, and Why It Matters in Your Running

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