Knee Pain From Jogging

IT Band and Knee Pain: If your pain is in the lateral or outer part of the knee (not the front nor within the joint) and feels muscular, then it may be coming from your IT Band. In this case, here are your guidelines for jogging. 1. Warm up for 5 minutes (fast walk, bike, …

SHIN SPLINTS: Can They Be Prevented?

Photo: by jpo.ct (Creative Commons) If you are a runner and have experienced SHIN SPLINTS, you know how painful they can be and how much they can inhibit your running. The good news is that they can be prevented, and it is actually much easier than treating them once they occur. How To Prevent Shin …

The 4 Components Of Aerobic Exercise

There are 4 factors in aerobic training: Type of exercise, frequency (# of times weekly), duration (length of each workout), and intensity (how hard you work). 1. The type of exercise you select is important because it must be something you enjoy or at least tolerate regularly. The more you enjoy it, the more you …

How To Prevent Overuse Injuries With Running

1. Cross train with other forms of cardio exercise, such as swimming, biking, etc.2. Stretch your problem areas (hamstrings, IT band, Achilles, quads, etc). Spend extra time on these targets.3. Avoid progressing too fast when training.4. Correct biomechanical problems through bracing, taping and/or orthotics (make an appointment with your physician to determine if any of …