Of course, it goes without saying that during marathon training we should be eating as nutritionally well as possible. The extra exertion we expect from our bodies requires the correct fuelling for us to stay at our best (with the occasional jar of Nutella thrown in there too 😜). This year I have found, especially … More Marathon Tapering Nutrition- Iron
Do you feel like you need to be doing something every waking hour of the day to be successful? Social media tells us that people barely sleep and if they do they are still plotting how to get better, faster, stronger or better in their career. Don’t get me wrong I’m 100% for self improvement … More Pressure
So this week I thought it was about time to throw out some key pointers I see on a daily basis as to why people get shin pain. I’ve done this in a previous post but filled it with science and technical terms. If you know me you know I work as a Run Technician … More Shin pain/Shin Splints…OUCH
Based in Covent Garden, Another Space is a combination of varied class workout mixed with optimal music and taking the mind and body somewhere new! That sentence is how Another Space describe themselves. Having visited a couple of times now, I feel I can give an honest review of this awesome new studio to hit … More Another Space: My New Yoga Space
As a runner/fitness lover compression products are everywhere on the market saying they will aid recovery and help out muscles. Are they really necessary? What does it really do and how?
Stability issues with ankles can hamper running and allow twisted ankles to become an unfortunate regular occurrence. Poor ankle stability can come from: weakness due to previous sprains, natural laxity in the ligaments from being hyper-mobile or even a weakness through the lower calfs (but not alone)! Most ligaments torn or weakened when ankle sprains … More Ankle strength 💪🏽
Hips and toes, toes and hips! Weird combination that you wouldn’t think can cause injury to one another. But they can. Now I don’t need to tell any runner out there, that core stability and glutes are also vital to running. Gluteus medius being the stabiliser predominantly and gluteus maximus being mainly the power … More Hip Injury? Think about your toe function!
Insoles are not always for corrective reasons. The image people have when they think of insoles are hard rigid structures to move the feet in a specific direction. Most of these if needed are made by hospitals or podiatrists. As a running technician at Profeet I very rarely make an insole to prevent pronation.
Squats really are a runners best friend! In the sports lab where I work, a common answer for people coming in with knee problems and even poor balance is because of poor gluteal strength. The three key muscles are the Gluteus Maximus, Gluteus Medius and Gluteus Minimus. Out of all 3 glute max is the largest. … More Glutes are Everything!
Big toe?! Yes the big toe and the joint, the 1st metatarsal, plays a huge part in foot function and our likelihood for running injuries. Many common injuries such as generic shin pain and painful arches (plantar fasciitis) can all be due to 1st metatarsal and big toe function.