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The Benefits of Stair Running Improve your Vo2 Max Think of any training montage involving running, and you'll likely see a monumental stair climb. The plyometric motion you go through when climbing stairs strengthens the same muscles as lunges and squats. The added exertion also makes you breathe heavier, and your heart pumps faster as you work against gravity. A study conducted on sedentary (inactive) people who walked upstairs a couple of times per day, in a controlled environment, saw a 17% improvement in their Vo2 Max. It isn't the best reference for runners who are already active. Think about...

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Tibial Stress Fractures in Runners "You've got a stress fracture" is probably one of the worst things you can hear as a runner—no more running; immobilisation; and in some cases, crutches. We already know that taking running away from a runner, even for a short period, can cause mental anguish. Irrespective of the runners high, running is a chance to get out, listen to some music, hit the concrete and decompress. What are tibial stress fractures? Are you at risk? What does it feel like? These are common questions we will try to address in this blog post briefly. What...

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Our Top 4 Running Podcasts Podcasts are perfect for runners, particularly during those long, arduous runs. While some make still prefer to get lost in their music, there is simply nothing better for those looking to absorb new knowledge about the world. Perhaps you could try reading a novel as you run; maybe not? With more than 500,000 active podcasts available for you to listen to, where do you start? We have picked some of our favourite running podcasts that should give you a great place to begin. While we love plenty of podcasts, we chose these as our top...

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The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Running Here at Solushin, we are proud of you, and we got you. If you're entirely new to running, welcome to the community of millions of people worldwide who use running to clear improve body and mind. If you ask any runner how they got started, and they will make it sound simple. While in practice, it is - grab a pair of running shoes, and away you go - starting anything from scratch is difficult. In this guide, we give you the tips and tricks you need, as well as a free program to...

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2020 - what a year While many people are emphasising they are glad 2020 is over, let's not forget what 2020 taught us. 1. Hate leads to unnecessary violence. 2. Focusing on what you can do for your community as an individual (wear a mask, socially distance etc.) has a massive effect at scale. 3. We are pretty damn lucky to be living in Australia in comparison to the rest of the world. Heading into 2021, it's only fair that New Year's Resolutions are all the talk. To help you tackle your resolutions, I spoke to a few elite athletes...

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