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Delving through some archived pages, I found this, and it is interesting how in the space of a couple of years, we finally seem to be drilling down on a couple of important issues. That said, should we really be shifting away from the concept that "pronation" is at all important in terms of injury. And, where does footwear fit in? Read on..
This question brings to mind things like the Alfredson protocol which can involve quite a bit of pain for quite a bit of gain, but the question also raises even more questions. What's the answer?
Do you recommend foam rolling or using a tennis ball to "release" those trigger points? Is there any evidence to support this practice, and how useful is it really to "stretch" a structure that does not stretch, for example, the ITB?
Well, this question fills me with fear, because I may, or may not, have been known to snore a bit. Cannot confirm or deny! Some intriguing new research sheds some light on this..
Sometimes, just occasionally, I am still shocked by elements of the running community and how they absolutely will NOT accept science over their own opinion.
Telomeres are the repetitive sections at the end of each chromosome that have been associated with longevity. Put simply, the longer the telomere, the longer the life. New research investigated the effect of physical activity on telomere length, and - perhaps unsurprisingly - found a positive association with physical activity.
With the NBL finals coming up soon, much attention has been paid to what the stars will be wearing. And what they will be wearing is very different to past years, because the sole contour is rounded. I bet 5 years ago you would have told your clients this would be a problem, but that was NEVER the case!
Running is a very high-risk activity in relation to injury. Between 6 and 8 out of 10 people who take up running WILL get injured. So, surely it is time to start recommending that people stop running.. right?
A painful episode in the region of the peroneal tendons, within the retromalleolar groove, is a common precipitating event of an acute lateral ankle sprain, and as this new paper shows, footstrike pattern plays a role as well.
There is always a lot of chatter about when a shoe should be exchanged for new, but does anyone really know when, and if you don't change, what are the implications?
Why do people insist that the heel counter or heel collar of a shoe play and important performance role? For years I have been arguing, hopefully with the science on my side, that these footwear components make no difference. This new study underlines the point.