Advantages and Disadvantages of Treadmill Use

At this time of year, many people might be wondering why they need to buy a treadmill when it is only involved in getting fitters and weight loss. Others may be asking about the number of calories that they will end up burning as a result of using a treadmill. These and other questions will… Read More

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What is the Validity of Critical Velocity Concept for Weighted Sprinting Performance?

Research Paper Title Validity of Critical Velocity Concept for Weighted Sprinting Performance. Background The researchers investigated the validity of a recently developed equation for predicting sprinting times of various tactical loads based upon the performance of a running 3-min all-out exercise test (3MT). Methods Thirteen recreationally trained participants completed the running 3MT to determine critical… Read More

Things To Consider Before Purchasing A Treadmill

If you are reading this article, then you might be planning to buy a treadmill shortly. Am I right? For most people, a treadmill can be a significant investment, especially for those who are more concerned about their fitness but cannot spare much time to exercise and workout in their busy routine. You might consider… Read More

Run Slower to Run Faster!

Your muscles and heart need to be strong and your energy systems need to be taught how to work properly, and that takes time and care. Amongst other things, your exercise professional should prescribe lots of slow running, at a really easy heart rate. This is because slow (running) work gives you a long-term gain… Read More

Running: Should You be Jumping or Falling?

Running is often described as a series of jumps. When our foot strikes the ground we naturally – and partly as a result of gravity and our biomechanics – want to displace most of the energy we are subjected to upward. We are much less efficient at translating these vertical forces into a more horizontal… Read More

What Two Factors Determine the Metabolic Cost of Human Running?

Research Paper Title What determines the metabolic cost of human running across a wide range of velocities? Background The ‘cost of generating force’ hypothesis proposes that the metabolic rate during running is determined by the rate of muscle force development (1/tc, where tc=contact time) and the volume of active leg muscle. A previous study assumed… Read More

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