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Don’t Forget to Strengthen Your Feet! Wait, What?

Running injuries and strength training exercises for runners are easily two of the topics I talk about most on this website.

Why?

Well, with running injuries it’s what I know the most about and where my real expertise in the running world lies. I may never be the worlds greatest runner or running coach, but if you got a problem, (Yo!) I’ll solve it! (Get it?) 

Or at least, I’ll help you solve it.

And strength training gets talked about a fair amount because I think it’s important and I think it can do wonders to help many of the most common running injuries.

But in all of my strength training videos, at least until now, I’ve never mentioned some of the most important exercises you can do to specifically target one of the most overlooked (and thus, most problematic) areas on a runner: the feet.

Strengthen Your Feet Muscles

Not My Feet. Sorry.

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Stress Fx Defined

My Epic Stress Fracture Guest Post on RuntotheFinish.com

In late December, I got an email from Amanda over at RuntotheFinish.com.

If you haven’t visited her website before, you need to because it’s really awesome! She’s been blogging for several years now, and her website is a regular whenever sites start compiling lists of the best running blogs on the internet.

Anyway, in the email Amanda asked me if I’d be willing to write a guest post for RuntotheFinish.com on one of the more serious running injuries out there: stress fractures.

Stress Fx Defined

I obviously said I’d be more than happy to write the post, and once the holiday chaos subsided I got in the zone and started typing.

And typing.

And editing.

And typing some more.

The result? What I like to think of as a pretty damn epic piece of content where I’m talking about stress fractures and the process of coming back to running after such an injury.

And if you haven’t had a stress fracture before, there are some tips in there for you as well about continuing to run and staying stress fracture free.

Earlier this week, the post went out on her blog.

So click on over to RuntotheFinish.com and check out my guest post about running after dealing with a stress fracture!

What is the Worst Running Related Injury You’ve Ever Had?

How to Avoid Recurring Running Injuries

Did you know that about half of runners miss time due to running related injuries every year?

That’s an amazing statistic because many people think of running as a low-risk sport when it clearly isn’t!

No matter what we do, some running related injuries are unavoidable. But there are many runners are consistently dealing with recurring running injuries like plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and ITBS.

Contrary to what these runners may believe, you really can participate in our sport and avoid any of the recurring running injuries for years.

Find out how by watching today’s video.

For Runners, Preventing Shin Splints is Actually Pretty Easy (with Video)

When it comes to any injury that runners must deal with, we need to remember that it’s always wiser to focus on prevention than to be forced to deal with treatment options after the fact.

And when it comes to preventing shin splints, you don’t have to do a lot to reap the benefits and stay injury free (at least in terms of shin splints) for many years of running.

If you have any questions about these exercises, or other aspects of dealing with shin splints, please drop me a note by visiting the contact page on my website.

And make sure you check out the other posts in this series, where I look at what causes shin splints, and what the best options are for treating shin splints if you have them.

Preventing Plantar Fasciitis is Easier Than You Might Think (with Video)

 

Instead of waiting for your feet to start barking at you, why don’t you try preventing plantar fasciitis instead?

Would you be surprised to know that plantar fasciitis is actually pretty easy to prevent, as long as you’re willing to do a few simple exercises a few times a week? Because honestly, that’s really all it takes.

Enjoy the final segment of the plantar fascia series, and if you have any questions about any of the exercises please let me know.

And in case you missed the first two videos in this series, here you go:

Are You a Believer that an Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure When It Comes to Running Ailments? Why or Why Not?