Getting Adductors to Adduct.

A look at the adductors.

“Where the heck are they?” You ask. Simple – stand up and do the splits. Yip – those are them. The adductors are found on your inner thigh and pull your leg back to your center line.

The word Adduct is a Latin word meaning, to draw toward. The adductor muscle group is made up of five muscles that run along the inside of your thigh. The pectineus, adductor brevis and adductor longus go from your pubic bone to your mid-thigh and are known as the short adductors, while the gracilis and adductor magnus go from your pelvis to your inner knee and are known as the long adductors. The adductor muscles are responsible for drawing your legs together to control the swinging of your legs while walking and running, and they also help stabilize your stride.  Continue reading

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Dietitian.

Esmé Maré runs her practice here at SBR Sport. She has her BDietetics (UP) Registeredesme mare Dietitian degree and a Diploma in Exercise Science (HFPA) Exercise Specialist.

You can contact her via cell on 0724834775.

Esme is also linked to the DNA Analysis group. Their website is as follows http://www.dnalysis.co.za

Here is the link to her website – http://www.wildabouthealth.co.za/

Esmé is also linked to Discovery Health and can assist you with dietary assessments.

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Some things to keep in mind before running a Marathon/Ultra Marathon.

I have a look at some points to remember before you face a marathon or ultramarathon. This should be helpful for Comrades runners.

Regards,

Mike Roscoe.

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Getting some Running Shoe stuff off my chest.

I want to get some running and shoe related stuff off my chest. So, while hopefully not offending too many, here goes –  Continue reading

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Training – Plans and Principles.

I think we are agreed on this: Exercise is vital. Johnathan Shaw writes the following in the Harvard Magazine –training plans and programs

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Taper Nutrition for Ironman – by Nicola Drabble.

Iron Man is just around the corner.  Although I’m not doing it, I will be down in PE supporting my fiancé Jonathan.  I feel like we have been eating, sleeping and breathing Iron Man since September and I have no idea what we are going to talk about afterward!  We were chatting about his tapering nutrition over the weekend and I thought I would share a few tips with you all.

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Brooks Ravenna 8 shoe review.

A look at the Brooks Ravenna 8 running shoe. I have been running in this shoe for a few weeks and detail some of my thoughts here.

Regards,

Mike Roscoe.

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The Center of Movement – Thoracolumbar Fascia.

You have a sheath of fascia in the small of your back. It’s called the thoracolumbar fascia and it is the center of movement.

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A Look at Headaches and Muscular Tension.

The two most common types of headaches are tension headaches and migraines, with tension headaches being the most common. It’s safe to say that most of us have experienced a tension headache, while about 10% of people get migraines. We often associate tension headaches as being milder than migraines, but this is not necessarily the case.
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A look at your Soleus Muscle.

I think of the soleus as the unsung hero of the calf complex. If a bodybuilder shows off his/her calves, they will try to get into a position where the gastrocnemius muscles are shown off. The gastrocs are the bulgy muscles higher up on the lower leg. The poor soleus muscle somehow gets ignored, and yet it plays a vital role.

The only way for the muscle to get recognition is for it to start hurting. The muscle extends from the top of the tibia to the Achilles tendon. It is visible on the lower leg and is then hidden by the gastroc muscle,  (much like Kanye and the Kardashians).
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