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Mental health is rightly being given more recognition nowadays and the stigma attached to it is hopefully decreasing, but it's still a huge issue that troubles many within society. Therefore what effects can running and exercise in general have on an individual's mood and what has research found?
I had a consultation with a new client recently. We were discussing typical topics such as goals, current training, injury history etc when she said something out of the ordinary. My client explained that she really doesn't enjoy strength training yet does it anyway. But there's a very good reason why.
As part of our series of myth busting, we take a look at why some people still fear strength training due to unsupported and misunderstood beliefs. Does weight training really make you slower by adding on unwanted body mass? Let's delve a little deeper so this common myth can be dispelled once and for all.
Training for a marathon is a long and at times very challenging process and as a result much attention is given to the work carried out prior to the race. But once you cross that finish line, how do you recovery efficiently and effectively? There are in fact several simple strategies that you can use.
Unilateral (single limb) strength training is a very useful tool as running of course happens on one leg at a time. A big upside to unilateral training is it reduces asymmetries - where one limb is stronger than it's counterpart. Let's take a close look at all the benefits of these exercises and how they are performed.
There are several running technique myths but the one I hear most regularly relates to foot strike. There seems to be a belief amongst some runners (probably due to footwear marketing) that forefoot and midfoot striking is inherently good and heel striking is bad. However, it really isn't as simple as that.