Build good muscles

You’re an athlete. You know that bones move because muscles pull on them. You know that the stronger a muscle, the greater the force it can exert. How can we use this knowledge to help us to be better runners? 1. Motor skills How familiar are you with your body? Do you know which muscles are tight? Stand well (if you’re not sure how to do this, ask!). Notice where it feels uncomfortable in your body, if anywhere at all. Is it between the shoulder blades? Are you working to ho

Stretching

Do you feel a bit stiff in the morning or after a day at your desk? That’s almost certainly your fascia complaining… Make sure you’re well hydrated and spend a few minutes stretching everything out; the stiffness will vanish and you’ll start to feel better. The trouble is, the fuzzed-up feeling often returns. People often say that this is an inevitable part of ageing; anyone who’s ever been in a yoga class will know ‘that woman in her 70s who can do the splits’. Stiffness