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7 Effective Stretches to Relieve Tight Hamstrings and Prevent Running Injuries

7 Effective Stretches to Relieve Tight Hamstrings and Prevent Running Injuries Tight hamstrings can be a major contributor to several different types of pain or orthopedic injury. Running injuries, back pain, hip pain, and knee pain can all be stemmed from short and tight hamstrings. Use these 7 effective stretches to relieve tight hamstrings to …

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Gait Retraining: 4 Red Flags to Look Out for in Your Running Form

Gait Retraining: 4 Red Flags to Look Out for in Your Running Form Contributed Piece By: Dr. Rebecca Shultz, PhD in Biomechanics Gait training is the clinical term for learning to walk or run. Gait retraining then is learning to walk or run again. This relearning may need to occur after an injury and after an …

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5 Running Form Techniques Every Runner Should Know

5 Running Form Techniques Every Runner Should Know Informal poll: how often do you spend time thinking about your running form? For the most of us, our guess is “not often, if at all”. There’s something intimidating about running form that makes it seem like it’s only relevant for professional or elite runners. But, running form …

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Safety Tips for Running in Hot Weather [Infographic]

Safety Tips for Running in Hot Weather [Infographic] As we head into the height of the summer season, it’s hard to not enjoy the extended daylight hours, warmer weather, and our sun-kissed complexions. But as runners, summer training can be a real challenge, and not to mention dangerous. With the temperature on the rise, it’s time …

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5 Common Myths About Back Pain

5 Common Myths About Back Pain Back pain comes in many forms. It can be chronic, from a recent injury, due to illness, or from bad posture. Back pain can be referred to from other systems of the body, or it can be related to nerve damage. Regardless of the source, many people are plagued …

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