Four Exercises That Might be Making Your Knee Pain Worse (& What to do Instead)

Even if you love boot camp fitness classes, your knees might have a different opinion. While boot camp classes are great for getting your heart rate up, building strength, and burning calories, they also are often comprised of exercises that, when done incorrectly, are not great for your knees. Listed below are four highly common… Read More

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Military Fitness & Running

If you are thinking that military fitness boot camps are a high-intensity alternative to daily running, watch out. A core component of military fitness is indeed running . . . and lots of it. In one training session you might do sprints, jogging, sideways running, slow running, you name it. You will cover miles in… Read More

How to Prevent Knee Injuries During Boot Camp Workouts

Injuries of all kinds are a common side effect of boot camp and military training workouts, and knee injuries are one of the most common. Considering all the running and jumping that takes place during these workouts, this is not particularly surprising. Knee injuries may be common, but they are not an inevitable part of… Read More

How to Prevent These Four Common Military Training Injuries

Introduction It is no secret that all military training, from boot camp to specialised skills training and beyond, is hard on your body. Many people experience injuries – sometimes life-changing ones – while they are participating in training. Some of the most common injuries that occur during military training are tibial bone stress reaction (shin… Read More

New Sub-section: Running: Injuries & Illness

A new sub-section fo the blog ‘Running: Injuries and Illness’ can be found under the main page heading of ‘Run!’. The article includes eight sections which will focus upon one particular aspect of running injuries and illness, and include: History and Examination Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Patellar Tendinopathy Illiotibial Band Friction Syndrome Shin Pain Plantar Fasciitis Running Illness… Read More

Running Injuries & Illness 08

Sport and Exercise Medicine Sport and exercise medicine (SEM) is a relatively new National Health Service (NHS) specialty that was set up in 2005 in response to the growing need to manage musculoskeletal and exercise-related injury and illness. SEM consultants are trained in musculoskeletal medicine, exercise prescription and promotion and public health and as such… Read More

Running Injuries & Illness 02

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome 40% of running related injuries affect the knee joint. Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) describes the group of symptoms that result from the anterior knee and the patellofemoral joint. PFPS arise as a result of ‘mal-tracking’ of the patella in the femoral groove during knee movement. A normal patella runs smoothly in the… Read More