Tag: hip flexors

The WORST Routine to Run Faster…EVER?

The WORST Routine to Run Faster…EVER?

It’s every runner’s ultimate aim – to run faster. And there’s lots of suggestions about how to do that out there on the internet. I did a recent search of YouTube and this video popped up. The trouble is, they’re all based on the same […]

The TRUTH about core stability (and it’s not what you think)…

The TRUTH about core stability (and it’s not what you think)…

The Oxford English Dictionary defines the term ‘core stability’ as the capacity of the muscles of the torso to assist in the maintenance of good posture, balance etc., especially during movement” There are many muscles of the torso, including, but NOT exclusively, the abdominals and […]

3 ‘mid race’ tips to avoid the ‘Ironman shuffle’

3 ‘mid race’ tips to avoid the ‘Ironman shuffle’

We’ve all had that dead leg feeling when you get off the bike and start the run. You know the one. When your brain is in run mode but your body is still in cycle mode and your legs seem to have forgotten how to […]

The Best Hip Flexor Stretch Ever?

The Best Hip Flexor Stretch Ever?

If you Google “Best Hip Flexor Stretch” you’ll get a plethora of blog posts showing videos and full explanations of the stretches they perceive to be their top 10. They’ll detail where you should be feeling it, the anatomy of the hip area and maybe […]

How to Improve Your Hip Flexor Tightness Quickly

How to Improve Your Hip Flexor Tightness Quickly

Most triathletes make the mistake of thinking that there’s certain stretches that are better than others when it comes to releasing hip flexor tightness. But there isn’t. Thinking about stretch positions in some sort of hierarchy will only lead to trouble because you’ll end up […]

3 Steps to Hip Flexor Tightness Success

3 Steps to Hip Flexor Tightness Success

Hip flexor tightness affects many athletes at all levels. One of the biggest mistakes they make in trying to fix it, is only thinking about releasing the tension. Unwinding the tightness in your body is only part of the story. We need to move our […]

The Performance Breakdown Factor You Can’t Prevent?

The Performance Breakdown Factor You Can’t Prevent?

As we get older, our tissue becomes less elastic, which means it’s less resilient to absorbing forces, stiffer, and much more likely to tear. The same applies to our bones, which is why osteoporosis is such a big problem for the elderly. Stiff muscles reduce […]

Top Lower Back Pain Tip for New Triathletes

Top Lower Back Pain Tip for New Triathletes

There’s one thing you can almost guarantee with triathlon and that’s injury. Why single out triathlon? Yes, injuries are certainly very likely in other sports, but maybe none so much as triathlon and here’s why: The nature of the sport is such that the bike […]