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Raidlight Trail Running.

We now stock Raidlight products.

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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 … Continue reading

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Saucony Triumph ISO2 review.

A look at the Saucony Triumph ISO2. (3 min 26 sec) This is a neutral shoe that costs R 2450.

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Why I love Running.

I started running at 15 years old. I turned 50 recently, so that calculated to 35 years of running. Here are some of the reasons I love running:

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Pronation: Cause and effect.

Pronation: Cause and effect. Pronation is an inward turning of the ankle that takes place when a person runs or walks. The drawing below is of a person’s right foot. You can see how the foot drops inward- that is … Continue reading

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The Mighty Psoas.

Your psoas muscle plays an incredibly important role. It is a hidden muscle tucked behind your abdomen and so it is a bit more difficult to envisage than other muscles that you can see and palpate. There are a number … Continue reading

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Breathing on the run or ride.

This might seem a bit weird to write an article on breathing when running or cycling, but if you stay with me for a moment, you will realize that the subject is not so strange at all.  A lot has been written … Continue reading

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Staying Safe while Riding and Running.

Get your direction right. –       Cyclists ride in the same direction as cars. –       Runners run facing the traffic. Should you wear headphones? –       Not if you are riding. Remember that cars will be coming up from behind you. Your … Continue reading

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Marathon Recovery.

Running a marathon, or even worse, an ultra marathon,  has got to be one of the hardest things you can put your body through. With this in mind, I want to look at how to recover properly. So, let’s do … Continue reading

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How to Run up Hills.

We have all been there- you go for a run with some friends, or run a race along an unfamiliar route, and suddenly, as you turn a corner, you are facing the meanest hill around. Just how are you meant … Continue reading

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