Ultramarathons. What , why and how are the questions I'm most commonly asked. Hopefully you find some answers here from my own personal perspective. My other blog at www.mile27.com.au/blog is full of information on running and health and fitness in general.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Core Training - The Top 6 Training Mistakes

There is a lot of focus on core training at the moment with athletes from all kinds of sports proclaiming its benefits. The Internet is full of videos and articles from various “experts” showing you a number of different exercises to strengthen your core. Unfortunately not everything you read is correct. In fact there are numerous studies that show core training for runners has NO effect on running performance or injury prevention. Here are some qoutes taken directly from research papers. Continue reading

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

How to Strengthen your Glutes

A wile ago I wrote a blog on how ineffective exercises like the clam and side lying leg lifts are in improving glute med function during running or walking I have finally got around to showing the exercises on video here

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Why less flexible runners have better economy

Despite the focus of many runners on flexibility the resrearch shows less flexibile runners have greater running economy. How is this possible? This blog explains why.