Is Running Good or Bad For You?

lower body running Sep 09, 2018

Running is often said to be bad for your joints, especially ankles and knees. That's not untrue. But the impact on your bones during a run is actually helpful if you tend towards low bone density.

What I mean when I say "tend towards" is a genetic disposition (a blood relative with osteoporosis)...

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The Importance of Different Angles

 

Have you ever been frustrated that you spend significant time stretching, but you're still tight? I’m pretty sure anyone who lives an active life, has experienced something like this before.

 

For some of you, that area of tightness gets worse and worse. If you, for example, spend much...

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The Diagonal Stretch That Helps Relieve Lower Back Tightness By Lengthening Your QL

core running spine Apr 23, 2016
 

The QL muscle (Quadratus Lumborum) connects the back side of the pelvis with the rib cage on each side of your spine. It often acts as the compensatory muscle to the oblique and can get very tight after a long run.   Additionally, there are a lot of other muscle attachments at the base...

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The Best Stretch after Running, Hiking and Cycling

 

Have you ever felt your lower back or the sides of your hip ache after a long hike, bike ride, or run? I’m sure you do your lunge (hip flexor stretch) and a hamstring stretch religiously after each workout, am I right? Do you still feel that tightness at the sides of the hips?

The reason...

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Should You Be Locking Your Knees?

There are two different postural faults when it comes to the knees. Well really, there are a few more, but let me start by explaining one of the most common one's. When standing your knees should be straight, not locked.

Many people have been told to keep their knees bent when exercising. On the...

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