Having run a marathon—or just cheering friends on because you’ve yet to try a full marathon yourself—you probably know that not all recoveries are created equal. What do we mean by this intriguing statement? That we’re all unique, so your recovery “style” may be far afield of your running mates and competitors.
Tag: Recovery & Rehabilitation
Habits shape a whole lot about how events unfold around us each and every day. For athletes, habits and lifestyle can constitute the difference between the longevity of individual careers. It is not new to hear athletes still performing at advanced ages attribute the possibility to their choice of habits which dictates the kind of lifestyle they pursue.
You sneeze once, hoping maybe it was just something tickling your nose. You sneeze again. Maybe it is just allergies? But then you realize that your chest feels a little tight, and your throat is a little scratchy. Uh oh. We all know what that means.
Meet Bevan Colless: An Ardent Triathlete and Physiotherapist Committed to Solving Runner Injury Mysteries!
Raise your hand if you love a good mystery! Readers have opportunities to consider the usual suspects, experience plenty of twists and turns and, of course, the culprit gets his or her comeuppance. But when the mystery involves running injuries, even talented storytellers can’t unravel painful twists and turns—and solutions aren’t always easy to uncover. That’s why Singapore runners count on physiotherapists like Bevan Colless to interpret clues and diagnose aches and pains. Colless uses his degrees in Sports Science and Applied Science to treat running-related injuries, and his personal passion for competing in triathlons makes him uniquely qualified to hand out advice. Bevan works and trains with his equally talented wife, Vanessa, and there’s no mystery behind their relationship or their shared passion for competing in events that push them both to their limits!
It’s a beautiful spring morning. The heat of the day has yet to descend on the city and the daily corporate shuffle is about to commence. You throw on your running kit and decide to get a quick jog in before being held hostage at your desk for the rest of the day. The light breeze on your face and the luscious smell of freshly brewed coffee billowing out of the coffee shops you run by is almost distracting you from that deep ache that is developing in your knee. “It will go away” you tell yourself, but before too long, every step you take feels like someone is jamming a knife into your leg. “Uh oh… this isn’t good.”
As an experienced runner, you know that with your weekly deluge of kilometres comes a variety of foot problems. Whether you’re grumpily nursing another case of plantar fasciitis, or you’re mortified to step out this summer in sandals, your feet are proof that they take quite a beating. If you’re tired of the aesthetic effect running has on your feet, you shouldn’t fear. You can pretty those feet up in no time and prevent a slew of painful problems.
What hurts worse? Your neck, shoulder, Achilles tendon, hamstrings, rotator cuff or quadriceps? Maybe you suffer from tennis elbow or gastrocnemius. Can one therapy solution be found for so many types of aches and pains? Happily, the answer is yes if you put yourself into the capable hands of sports therapist Wendy Lee. Her Sports Relief Therapy business was kick-started in 2011 and her client list just keeps growing.
RunSociety had the chance to catch Acti-Tape in action at their Singapore workshop on last Tuesday. As the official tape supplier of the 2XU Compression Run 2014, instructors demonstrated how the therapeutic tape can help provide support to joints and muscles, as well as enhancing sports performance.
This professional-grade tool is designed for all levels of exercise, is quick and easy to use and doesn’t require electrical power or batteries to run. It relieves muscle knots, aches and stiffness, loosens muscles and improves your blood circulation.
Everybody wants the perfect energy gel or recovery powder to improve race performance. In fact, there is no perfect one-size-fits-all solution. Everybody is different; if we all use different shoes, it makes sense that we should take different energy products too. This review aims to give you a better idea of High5 Nutrition products.
Runners who develop good proprioception will be more likely to avoid injury, and specifically ankle sprain, particularly when running on uneven terrain. Proprioception is the sense that enables the brain to orientate where the body’s limbs and joints are in space.
Looking back at this year’s worth of races and marathons, we will always ask ourselves if something could have been done better? Utilizing this framework gives you a guideline to manage your injuries effectively. Decrease downtime and subsequently performance can kick in much faster with a plan.