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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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Know Your Muscles – Gastrocnemius.

Please note, this article is written to expand a lay person’s knowledge of their body. The better you understand your body as an athlete, the better you will be able to look after it. The gastrocnemius muscle is the muscle … Continue reading

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