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CrossTraining ideas – rope jumping for runners

Does rope jumping help with running? We think so yes! Rope jumping for runners is a full body workout that improves endurance and strength – both things you need for running. It helps breathing and cardio and balance. Great all round. Here is some more information about why we think it’s great to add to […]

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Recovery Cross training Leg injuries

Tibial Stress Fractures in runners – The Injured Runner

Stress Fractures are a condition where training load has exceeded your body’s ability to maintain bone structure, resulting in partial to complete breakdown of the bone. The most common sites for a stress fracture in the shin are the top inner portion of the shinbone (medial tibial plateau) and the central portion of the shin. […]

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Can I run if I’m injured?

running injuries Nobody feels 100% all of the time, and there will be occasions when you question if it’s a good idea to run or not.  Running is a physically demanding sport. Researchers have estimated that 37 to 56% of regularly training runners sustain an injury each year.  Here we will outline some of the […]

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Rope Jumping for Runners – jump now!

Rope jumping – intro Many of us haven’t touched a jump rope since school days but rope jumping for runners is a great cross training tool in our training programme. why is rope jumping a good addition for runners? Rope jumping can be an extremely effective supplement to your running program. With a little bit […]

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Cycling when injured running – cross training recovery

Cycling options You’ve injured yourself and you need to stop running to recover – but don’t want to lose your fitness. The good news is a low impact option is cycling when injured running. With the advent of spin bikes, stationary cycling can actually be quite fun. If you are training on your own you […]

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Inline Skating Cross Training – The Injured Runner

Inline skating or roller blading is a great way to enjoy training outside if you have an area and climate conducive to this type of training. Skating on a set of roller blades is substantially less jarring than running. Additionally, the forceful push outward is a tremendous way to strengthen the gluteals, which helps with […]

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aqua jogging – what and how

what is deep water running or aqua jogging? Deep water running or aqua jogging is a tremendous form of cross training because there is no impact. Runners with almost any injury can safely continue their training in the water. Great news! Injury is hard and frustrating for runners – but deep water running is a […]

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Cross Country Skiing for runners

Cross training doesn’t get much better than this: high altitude training, whole body workout, low impact, and beautiful terrain. The motion of cross country skiing, both classic and skating, is great for strengthening of the gluteals. Strengthening of the gluteals has been shown to improve knee pain and IT Band Syndrome. The research available on […]

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Training tips Cross training Running form

Backward Walking cross training – The Injured Runner

Where should I do backward walking? Backward walking is most safely performed on a treadmill and can be quite helpful for runner’s knee. Start out slow until you get the feel for backward walking. Try not to hold on to the rails or only hold lightly. Keep your first few sessions shorter until your calves […]

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Elliptical Cross Training – The Injured Runner

Elliptical training is an excellent form of cross training because of the similarity to running, ease of use and reduced impact. There are several brands, each with a slightly different design. You may want to check out a few health clubs to find a model that feels comfortable for you. Keep a towel handy because […]