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How To Make The Running Habit Stick

Are you a stop-start runner, getting motivated and starting a running program for 2 weeks before giving up or getting injured? I know this was me for a long time. It’s been 10 years since I ran regularly, my last (and only) marathon was in an Ironman Triathlon 10 years ago. Since then I have played over 35’s soccer but never run consistently apart from that.Read More

Running Strength Exercises

If you’re a runner then you may have read or seen that you should be doing some strength training to help your running. Here at Parkside Sports Physio we 100% agree with this. In this blog we’ll tell you how you can get strength gains in just 13 minutes in the comfort of your own home? And no we won’t sell you steak knives, I promise!Read More

Taking aim at Calf Strains

In Over-35 Soccer circles there’s a joke about the sniper who hangs around grassy knolls on Sundays and picks off calf muscles, usually when a player is in full flight, or taking off at warp speed to chase down an opponent or get through on goal. In running circles, there’s the “old man calf” that holds you back from a breakthrough run split in a triathlon. Read on to find out why these jokes have an element of science behind them.Read More

5 Mistakes made by endurance athletes

Over 2 decades of working as a Sports Physio, I am always asked to try and identify exactly why my patients develop overuse injuries. This is often a difficult task due to the number of factors that can combine to cause an injury.  What I have noticed is five mistakes that endurance athletes seem to make, whether they be professional cyclists or triathletes, or new exercisers training for a fun run. I can assure you, I have personally made all 5 of these mistakes. They are not exclusive to males or females and avoiding these mistakes will help keep you fit and well.

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