Human Body Articles

Running Technique: Ankle Position and Role

Ankle is the joint between the foot and the leg, in which movement occurs in two planes. So, allow that movement to occur as the situation dictates.

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How to Train and Race in the Heat

It seems to be a simple question, but the answer is complicated. Heat is a complex problem and it should be approached from several angles. When you’re training and preparing for the race you must consider the weather conditions during the race you are preparing for your mental, psychological and physiological conditions your technique your… Read more

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Running: Developing the Skill of Breathing

What is the correct way to breathe when running? In order to understand this we have to draw the line of ‘breathing logic’ related not only to physiological functions of delivering oxygen, but also as a part the psycho-emotional and mental state of the body.

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The Most Important Exercise for Runners

In the noise of discussions and debates about technique, one of the most vital aspects of training for runners always gets lost – strength conditioning. It is so important that I can not emphasize it strongly enough. Lack of adequate strength is a sure road to underperformance and injuries. Lucky for us, while building strength… Read more

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Springness and the ‘S’ shape of the Running Pose

One of the most important yet simple and thus overlooked and undervalued aspects of Pose Running is the springness position, aka the S-stance. So it comes as no surprise when you see someone doing the ‘figure 4’ aka the Running Pose while standing on a completely straight leg with a locked knee. The Springness Position, aka the… Read more

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Training: How to Reach Your Peak Performance

You probably think of your training in terms of physiological factors such as breathing, heart rate and perceived effort. But these elements only reflect how well you are implementing your technique.

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Basics of Natural Movement for Kids

Basic means fundamental. And the three fundamentals of natural human locomotion are running, jumping and throwing. Together they lay the foundation of Track & Field, the Olympic Games and are part of virtually all athletic activities. It is essential to start with these in their plain form. The key is to keep things simple yet engaging,… Read more

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5 Signs of Overtraining

Sport specific training is not the simplest of tasks, yet so many attempt to train and to create training programs without really having a clue of what training process is. As a result, there are too many overtrained athletes in danger of being permanently injured. It is necessary for every coach and athlete to be aware… Read more

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How to Beat Knee Pain

How to beat knee pain for good? Before we talk about it I’d like to go over a couple of things that will help us address this topic in the correct manner and from the logical point of view. The truth is that many people can solve their knee issues by simply eliminating damaging actions from… Read more

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Mileage in Running

Each organism has its own limit of energy, which is mostly predetermined by its genetics.

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On your feet all day

A while ago I was asked to discuss this topic by one of our clinic’s attendees in London. He had a job that required staying on his feet all day and he had lots of problems due to such overloading. I wasn’t surprised to hear about his problems related to this circumstance. It’s not just… Read more

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Physical Culture

Culture – latin cultura – fineness of feelings, thoughts, tastes, manners, etc., civilization of a given people or nation at a given time; development of the mind or body by education, training, etc., behavior that is socially taught, rather than instinctive or individual. (Thorndike-Barnhart Student Dictionary, HarperCollins Publishers, 1992 p.270). Why do we need to… Read more

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Gravity and movement

Gravity is mentioned everywhere – advertising, articles, news, etc. It is talked about in relation to what seems to be a random selection of things like treadmills and some other exercise equipment, shoes, even bras, and a few other curious products. All of that is great yet based on the information mentioned along with the… Read more

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Pose Method in Sports

The question of how to use Pose Method effectively in other sports is asked all the time. Running is part of virtually all sports and athletic activities, but it’s not all just running of course. We’re dealing here with sprinting, dashing, zig zagging, coming to a sudden stop and then suddenly dashing again, and so… Read more

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The Real Paradox of the Extensor Paradox

Considering the running motion, we already know that maximum quadriceps muscle activity occurs at the transition between knee flexion and extension and coincides with maximum vertical ground reaction force. After this, knee extensor muscle activity starts to diminish and ends almost entirely just as leg extension begins. So as the leg is rapidly extending, the… Read more

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Muscle elasticity

What is muscle elasticity? If you were to stretch a muscle you would see it shrink back a bit. In plain words, it’s a natural ability to recover to original form upon the removal of the force initially applied. In physical activity it is the ability of muscles to perform work, specifically, to contract rapidly… Read more

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The foot

Indeed it is. A foot is a rather small yet vital part of the body. Intricately designed – 26 bones connected by 33 joints and over a 100 of ligaments, tendons and muscles – it supports our entire body, it accepts the full load of our bodyweight and sometimes way more. It is our point of… Read more

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