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The Biggest Mistake all Runners Make

| Marathon Training

Marathons have never been so popular. They also dominate many a charity calendar, as they prove incredibly effective at fundraising, particularly the big events such as the London and Manchester Marathons. Marathon running has also become a more achievable feat for many. It has become far more common to hear a work colleague stating that […]


The Hidden Benefits of Taking Up a New Sport

| General Health, Marathon Training, Sports Physiotherapy

The recent British TV series The Jump has just finished, and even though most contestants had no experience competing in winter sports before, their level of achievement has been impressive. If you haven’t seen The Jump before, the show involves participants competing at different winter snow events including skeleton, bobsleigh, ski cross and ski jump. […]


How to Tell a Sprain from a Strain

| General Health, Marathon Training, Sports Physiotherapy

Sprains and strains are basic terms for two different diagnoses but they both consist of an ‘over-stretching’ or tearing of tissues through trauma and/or overuse. Both will present with bruising and pain localised to the affected area, and they can both be categorised from minor to severe depending on the extent of damage to each tissue. […]


PROBLEM ITB or KNEE PAIN?

| Acute and Chronic Pain, Knee Pain, Marathon Training, Physiotherapy in London, Sports Physiotherapy

The ultimate roller for myofascial release and to help massage and release tight muscles.  Helps to maintain release of muscles from your physiotherapy session.  The Vari-Massage Foam Roller features a range of different patterns so you can vary the intensity of the massage to suit your individual needs. Unlike many foam rollers the Vari-Massage Foam […]


London Marathon – Overtraining and Tapering

| Marathon Training, Uncategorized

Overtrainining When training for a marathon you may find yourself pushing your body too hard called overtraining.  Overtrainng can lead to long term reduced performance and the inability to train.  Signs to look out for which can be symptoms of overtraining include: Unexplained and consistently poor performance High levels of fatigue and tiredness Recovery taking […]


London Marathon – Advanced training programme

| Marathon Training

EXAMPLE ADVANCED 16 WEEK TRAINING PROGRAMME Week 1 5m jog run to hill 8 x 200m uphill jog back 6m steady 5m fartlek Rest of 5m easy 5-8m cross country 12m long run Week 2 5m jog run to hill 8 x 300m uphill jog back 8m steady 5m fartlek Rest or 5m easy 5-8m […]


London Marathon – Working out Your Training Programme

| Marathon Training

LONDON MARATHON – WORKING OUT YOUR TRAINING PROGRAMME Find out your fitness using the YMCA step test Find a 30 cm step Step up and down at a brisk rate for 3 minutes Immediately stop at 3 mins and sit down – measure your heart rate for 1 minute Using a stopwatch is useful MALES […]


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