Running & Sprinting

Track running induces inspiratory muscle fatigue in trained runners

A study published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (September 26th 2015) tested the hypothesis that short-duration running exercise would induce Inspiratory Muscle Fatigue (IMF) which may limit performance. This follows studies that found IMF occurs after short-duration swimming exercise. Eight female middle-distance runners were the subjects of this study which found that

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Strengthen your thoracic diaphragm to become a better runner

This informative article published in Trail Runner Magazine (the UK’s No.1 off-road running magazine) talks about The Forgotten Muscle, your thoracic diaphragm, and how important learning to use it properly can correlate to increased stamina, quicker recovery and even decreased chance of injury. It talks about how, as a trail runner, you strengthen your muscles

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Improving Breathing by Robin McNelis

PHOTO: Owen Gillott & Luke Williams from Hagens Berman U-23 Cycling Program This is the final in a series of four articles published by Athletics Weekly and written by Robin McNelis. Robin is a chartered physiotherapist who specialises in cardiac and respiratory physiotherapy at Wellington Hospital in London. He’s also a qualified athletics coach running

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Breathing Patterns by Robin McNelis

Robin McNelis is a chartered physiotherapist specialising in cardiac and respiratory physiotherapy at Wellington Hospital in London and a qualified athletics coach running his own health, fitness and wellbeing consultancy, Run Robin Run. Athletics Weekly have been featuring his series of four articles, all about how to breathe correctly as an athlete, and how a

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Good and bad breathing in athletics by Robin McNelis

As well as being a qualified athletics coach running his own health, fitness and wellbeing consultancy, Run Robin Run, Robin is a chartered physiotherapist specialising in cardiac and respiratory physiotherapy at Wellington Hospital in London. Robin wrote a series of four articles for Athletics Weekly in which he talks about how to breathe correctly as

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Correct breathing for athletes by Robin McNelis

Robin is a chartered physiotherapist specialising in cardiac and respiratory physiotherapy at Wellington Hospital in London. He’s also a qualified athletics coach and runs his own health, fitness and wellbeing consultancy, Run Robin Run. Athletics Weekly recently published a series of articles written by Robin in which he talks about how to breathe correctly as

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Breathing Tips for Runners: An Infographic

This Infographic, created by Pro-Form, provides hints and tips to help you build your lungs and heart so you can run faster and easier. Research has shown that fatigue of the breathing muscles may result in diversion of blood away from the leg muscles. This means that the supply of oxygen to the legs is

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Breathing Tips for Distance Runners

James Dunne from Kinetic Revolution has written this really useful article containing ‘Breathing Tips for Distance Runners’. James has an academic background in Sport Rehabilitation and a special interest in Applied Biomechanics, and here he talks about one of the most commonly asked questions that arises in his running technique workshops, and that is all

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Aspects of Respiratory Muscle Fatigue in a Mountain Ultramarathon Race (2019)

Recently published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise by the American College of Sports Medicine, is this study that looked into aspects of respiratory muscle fatigue in a mountain ultramarathon race. STUDY Aspects of Respiratory Muscle Fatigue in a Mountain Ultramarathon Race Purpose: Because endurance is a requirement of the ultramarathon, this type

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Efficient respiratory system is key for endurance

Dr. Anthony Alessi, Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology at the University of Connecticut, recently wrote in an article in The Norwich Bulletin about how an efficient respiratory system is crucial for the success of endurance athletes. He explains how endurance athletes are most vulnerable to any alterations in the respiratory system “due to their reliance

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