A Stretch To Help IT Band Pain

A Stretch To Help IT Band Pain

The IT Band is not a muscle, it’s a really, really tough piece of connective tissue that has no desire to be stretched, even if you tried. It does, however, have various muscles in the hip/leg that attach on to it, and when these muscles get tight they can pull on the...
A Guide To Running With Hypermobility

A Guide To Running With Hypermobility

Being hypermobile, or as it’s sometimes referred to as being “double-jointed”, has it’s pros as well as it’s cons. The pros? You get to impress your mates with party tricks such as bending your fingers to touch your forearms. The cons? It can leave you more vulnerable...
3 Ways To Dodge Cramp

3 Ways To Dodge Cramp

What happens with cramp? When the muscle suffers cramp it goes into spasm. The spasm squeezes the blood out of the muscle like a sponge, preventing the muscle from getting its nutrients. In addition, if the spasm is severe then there may be damage to the muscle, such...
Stop Foam Rolling Your IT Band!

Stop Foam Rolling Your IT Band!

The Iliotibial band, or as it’s more commonly referred to as – The IT Band. There seems to be a lot of confusion about the dos & don’ts with treating the IT band, but my biggest bug-bear with clients *coughs* runners *coughs* is when they’re insistent on foam...
5 Ways to Stop Getting Side stitches when running!

5 Ways to Stop Getting Side stitches when running!

I’m sure that it’s something every runner has experienced at some point in their running lives before – the painful, sharp, stabbing sensation that are side stitches! How can we avoid experiencing this? Here’s 5 of my top tips to stop getting side stitches when...
Achilles Tendinitis – A runner’s true Achilles Heel

Achilles Tendinitis – A runner’s true Achilles Heel

The pain at the back of your heel could be Achilles Tendinitis – but what is that and how do you get rid of it?! Achilles Tendinitis effectively means Achilles tendon inflammation (swelling), and this is often due to repeated stress – hence it being a common problem...