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Despite a growing amount of research to support strength training for distance runners, the weights room still appears to be a no-go zone for a percentage of the running community. In reality, there are many ways that strength training can assist runners in taking the next step in their performance. Maximal strength has been shown to improve performance for endurance athletes, including runners. There are a number of reasons to support this, several of which are discussed below: Improved running economy A sound running economy is one of the cornerstones of running performance. In a nutshell, this means using as little energy...

Exercise plays a pivotal role in the management and treatment of arthritis, but it is important to minimise the impact running can have on the joints – and actually enjoy it!   Winter is officially coming to a close…and as the weather heats up, so does the prospect of all sorts of fun runs and outdoor challenges. We know exercise plays a pivotal role in the management and treatment of arthritis, but it is important to have a balanced training program, so that we minimise the impact running can have on the joints – and actually enjoy it!   Here are 5 exercise strategies...

If you head out to the gym or your local park the first thing you will see is headphones, lots of headphones. It’s hard to find anyone on a jog or walk without some sort of portable music player strapped to them. Yet the question we want to ask is, does music actually help us be more productive during out exercise sessions and if so, what music is best? Is there a science behind the beat that keeps up moving?   Some findings suggest that some people have a preference to music that is played at a certain rhythm, some say the most popular...

The running season is underway, and Australians are lacing up with the aim of improving their personal best times ahead of their respective fun runs. Take the next steps in your performance with these useful tips.   As the weather eventually warms and summer approaches, thousands of Australians begin to lace up and pound the pavement for another season of fun runs, all with the aim to beat their time from the previous year. Jogging laps of the local cricket oval or running steadily around the block, although very outdated, are still staple training programs for many runners out there. Work the...