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Post-Run Recovery Tips

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Distance runners tend to push their bodies to the edge of their ability and then wait for them to heal and recover. That’s what training is. It’s hard, but worth it. However, recovery may not always be easy. Below are some tips that will surely make it a better process:

a. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! After workout, begin by hydrating within the first 10-15 minutes of stopping.

b. Keep a post workout snack ready. Something like yogurt and granola, banana and peanut butter bagel with orange juice. Aim for a 4 to 1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein.

c. Stretch after your workout, it is a MUST. The stretching should ideally begin within 30 minutes of finishing your workout, and should last at least 10 minutes.

d. Ice bath. As miserable as it sounds, you will realise the pain was totally worth it, afterward.

e. Eat a balanced meal at least an hour or plus before your workout.

Did you know? Stridalyzer’s 5-star rating helps you determine whether your client is regressing towards another injury! Learn more about Stridalyzer will help your clients: http://www.retisense.com/trainers-doctors/

Running After A Break

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It’s happened to the best of us. You start running, you’re on fire and running is all you can think of. After each run, you feel unstoppable, and you can’t wait until tomorrow, so you can do it all again. And then, WHAM! Suddenly, something stops you right in your tracks; You get hurt, busy or tired. You’re not running anymore. Getting back in the groove is one of the hardest things to do, we know the feeling. Here are some tips to get you back on your feet:

  1. Start with something easy
  2. Get a running partner
  3. Set small, achievable goals
  4. Remember how good running made you feel
  5. Schedule it, as part of your daily routine
  6. Take a one-month challenge
  7. Do it for yourself, not for anything or anyone else

Stridalyzer’s proprietary rating system called the “5-Star System” is great way to keep track of your running; this intelligent sensing system not only tracks your activity but also guides you on how to ramp it up, full with audio-visual alerts on potential injuries. Learn more: http://www.retisense.com/whats-new/

Training For A Marathon: Do’s And Don’ts

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You have been training hard for your marathon and it’s just around the corner. And, if it’s your first, you’re most definitely nervous and stressed out. Fret not, we’ve put together some do’s and don’ts, that might help you be better prepared for the marathon.a gel, and relax.  The low points pass if you let yourself get by them.

S.No Do’s Don’ts

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Land on the midsole of your foot. This allows your muscles to catch the weight of your body in flight, reducing the effects of impact on the joints and bones. Don’t use long strides; it is inefficient and an energy drain

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Take short, effective strides; less motion through the joint means less wear and tear and improved efficiency during your runs. Don’t wear shoes that are too comfortable. If your support is coming from your shoes, then the muscles designed to support the framework of the foot will eventually fail to do their job, making the foot weaker and your body more prone to injury.

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Work up to running farther & faster. Build your run one block, or one minute at a time. Interval training can work wonders for this. Don’t get stuck on the odometer. Running three, five or even 26 miles doesn’t really tell you if there is any progress in your run. Instead, track the amount of time that you’re running and monitor your intensity using a heart rate monitor.

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Rest your body whenever needed. Skipping a single training run or cutting a workout short isn’t going to keep you from finishing the race, but it may help keep you injury free. Don’t forget that marathon training is long and hard.  Watch running movies, run with training groups, or do anything else that keeps you motivated during a training lull.

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Do get in all your long runs. It’s important.  Whether it’s your first race or your fifteenth, getting in the long miles builds confidence, trains your legs, and prepares your body. Don’t panic when you hit a low point.  Take a few deep breaths, down a gel, and relax.  The low points pass if you let yourself get by them.

More information here: http://www.active.com/running/articles/10-do-s-and-don-ts-for-better-runs

Your Awesome Insole + Our Awesome Tech = Double Awesome!

Are you a custom-insole maker who’d go that extra mile to make your clients happy? If yes, then read on.

We, the creators of Stridalyzer smart insoles, want to give the best to our customers. And, while we know our technology is awesome, we also know your insoles are great for your customers! So, how about if we could get OUR tech into YOUR insoles

Stridalyzer’s cutting-edge technology will perfectly fit into any pair of insoles. Perfect for not just runners, but physiotherapists, coaches, and pretty much anything that involves physical activity, our technology can be bought separately to offer your clients a little more.

Learn about partnerships with Stridalyzer:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/shehl3vg5f45w6b/Custom%20Insole%20Partnership.pdf?dl=0

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Bid Adieu To Knee Pain

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Undoubtedly, Runner’s knee aka patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), is one of the most common running injuries, that can hamper your training. The pain associated with runner’s knee is located under, slightly above or below the kneecap. It generally worsens when athletes run uphill, downhill or up and down stairs. The knee may sometimes swell, too.
Did you know that Stridalyzer’s running form analysis shows how prone you are to Runner’s Knee? You can review it regularly to ensure you can take steps to avoid the injury in the first place. In the event that you couldn’t avoid it, here are some quick tips to help you deal with it:

1. Rest your knee as much as possible. Avoid activities that make the pain worse.

2. Ice your frequently knee to ease pain and swelling.

3. Use an elastic bandage or patellar straps to wrap your knee and give it extra support.

4. Elevate your leg on a pillow when you’re sitting or lying down.

5. Take NSAIDs, like ibuprofen or naproxen to fight inflammation. But, only use them occasionally, unless your doctor says otherwise.

6. Stretch and do some strengthening exercises, especially for your quadriceps muscles.

Learn more about the causes and treatment for Runner’s Knee: http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/knee-pain/runners-knee#1

How To Use Stridalyzer For GAIT Analysis

Gait Analysis

Have you ever wondered if there is a smarter way to analyze the running form and GAIT of your clients and trainees?

Most GAIT analysis tools are expensive, bulky, and rely on you manually reviewing footage from multiple camera. Stridalyzer, however, can monitor various aspects a person’s movement – like foot landing, impact forces on various parts of the feet, ground contact time, etc with very high precision! It’s no wonder several coaches and physiotherapists are using Stridalyzer technology as a Gait analysis tool.

In just a few minutes of run wearing Stridalyzer insoles (which, by the way, doesn’t need to be on a treadmill in a lab), Stridalyzer App can help you glean all the vital information, create and manage reports, and provide the best guidance to your client!

Learn more: http://www.retisense.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/GAIT-ANALYSIS.pdf

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