Start Running Right with These Tips

One of the most common questions from those considering running and those new to running is “what tips do you have for those just getting started?” I have been running since 1990 when I started training to join the British Army, although the Army showed me how much I had to learn! Although the Army… 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

Back Pain While Running: Causes And Solutions

Introduction Many people start running to reduce their everyday discomfort from arthritis and other maladies, so it’s very frustrating when this exercise increases pain instead of decreasing it. That is especially true of back pain, because most people expect their legs or knees to hurt, but not their backs. If you’ve been to see the… Read More

Why Does Running Hurt Our Lower Limbs?

Love running, but keep getting leg injuries? That could be because the way we run focuses jogging’s hard impacts in our lower limbs. In a light, half-hour run, the average recreational runner’s feet will strike the ground about 5000 times, absorbing shocks with every strike. Now Delphine Chadefaux at Aix-Marseille University in France and her team (2017) have used tracking techniques… Read More

Does Wearing Combat Boots Cause Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis & Combat Boots A common search phrase regarding plantar fasciitis is whether it can be caused by wearing combat boots. The Simple Answer No, not directly. The Longer Answer The general consensus has moved away from inflammation as the cause to microtears in the origin of the plantar fascia, leading to inflammation. With… Read More