Stronger Ankles for Running: Three Simple Exercises

Lots of you have asked me to share some exercises to help you strengthen your ankles. It’s an important area for us runners, and an area lots of us will have injured before, with ankle sprains etc… Previous ankle injuries often leave a distinct weakness and instability, and this is certainly something worth working on to help prevent future problems.

Shalane Flanagan: Running Technique Analysis

In this video, I want to look at what makes Olympic medalist, four-time Olympian, American record holder, and world-class marathoner Shalane Flanagan such an efficient runner… and give some cues for how you can work on your own running technique to develop a more effective, efficient stride. I’ll be taking a look at aspects of…

Glute & Core Drill for Runners: Bent Knee Side Plank

I’m all about making your running strength exercises as time-efficient as possible, so you can get maximum benefit with the least faffing about, leaving you more time to get out and run. This side plank variation is a great example of exactly the type of exercise that fits the bill perfectly – we can work your core and target glute med at the same time.

Three Stretches for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is an injury that quite a number of our subscribers messaged me about, asking for more information. The typical heel pain that comes with this often stubborn injury is often quite debilitating and can hang around for a long time if not managed properly.

Five Lower Back Stretches for Runners

The lower back stretches featured in the video above are great for relieving back pain and tightness. Sometimes the muscles of the low back get tight and feel like they need stretching as a result of weakness, or to protect a more significant injury… just to highlight a couple of examples

How to Activate Your Glutes Before Running

For many of us who sit behind a desk all day at work, or find ourselves in similar sedentary positions for hours on end, glute weakness and inhibition is a real problem. For many reasons, such as helping to control the position of our knees as we run, and providing stability for the low back, we need to learn to switch these butt muscles on more effectively.

the5krunner.com: 2017 changes – new contributor James Dunne from Kinetic-Revolution.com

There will be a few changes this year, starting off with some guest contributions from James Dunne who founded Kinetic Revolution in the UK. James specialises in the following: Running Technique Coaching Running Video Analysis Sport Specific Speed Coaching Strength & Rehabilitation Coaching  You may also have come across his excellent series of youtube videos or…