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New Year, renewed motivation. Now what?

Most of us see in the New Year with beverage or two and the equivalent number of new goals to tick off. And that surge of motivation is great but if you don't channel it, it can lead to much frustration and broken dreams. Unfortunately we get…
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Location of long stairs for running sessions in Sydney

Here's a list of stairs around Sydney that are suitable for Stair running sessions. The number of steps is listed next to the location (if available). If you have a great location that's not on our list or an update on the number of steps…
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How long distance running affects your muscles and tendons

Long distance running has been the subject of many unfounded rumours over the years. It’s bad for your knees. It’s bad for your heart. It’s bad for your muscles/tendons. Thanks to research, we know that your knees actually have less…
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Bulletproof: insider's tips to avoid running injuries

Just to help you along, here's some tips on how to avoid getting injured and interrupting your training. Shoes When you're looking to buy your next pair of shoes and you want to get something different, or if you're looking for a faster racing…
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Walking can be a runner's best friend - trust me!

Ask any runner about "walking" and you'll be told it's either a cardinal sin or the tool of the devil. But walking in some of your training sessions can be an awesome tool for runners. Here are just some of the benefits: The variation…
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Knee pain - "subchondral cysts" and other scary words

The scenario is all too familiar - one day you're playing golf, running and enjoying life, then one awkward twist and your knee is swollen, painful and stops you doing everything you love. You get your MRI results back, and the doom-and-gloom…
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So, you've just completed a half-marathon/marathon. What's your recovery plan?

As Sports Physios, we deal with running injuries all year. But we tend to see a few injury spikes each year - one in February (NY resolution + too much enthusiasm = injury) and another spike around 4-6 weeks after any major marathon including…
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Why you need to be treated like an elite athlete

When you think of how an elite athlete gets treated, you probably think of daily massages and on-call dietitians. And while massage and dietetics play a part in elite athlete management, it’s not what sets their care apart from the way everyday…
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Tendinopathies - What, why & how?

The what... Tendinpathies are a common problem experienced by everyone from the elite football player to the weekend warrior. It is predominately experienced in the Achilles tendon, the patella tendon and the hamstring tendon. Other places…
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UTA 2017 - last minute changes

It's five days until the 2017 UTA event, your taper is driving you nuts and all the "what if's" are playing on your mind. For most doubts, you can trust in your training and the ever-reliable course marking. But other doubts start when you…
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Why do I keep tearing my hammy?

Hamstring injuries are one of the most common, poorly rehabbed muscle injuries. They have a tendency to re-tear, just when you think you are in the clear from your recent injury. But why does this happen? This here is the million dollar question…