Science on the Run: Milk Better Calves From Your Marathon Training

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Science on the Run
Linking current research to running

By Nikki Reiter

Runners have long been admired for their well-sculpted calves, which is perhaps why a group of researchers from James Madison University investigated the effect of marathon training on the calf musculature of recreational runners. All fun aside, they found that running really can modify the architecture of the calf muscle.

Science On The Run: Gait Expectations

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Science on the Run
Linking current research to running

 By Nikki Reiter

‘Change your mechanics to be a better runner’ or ‘Your body selects the best way to run.’ You’ve heard both sides of the debate, but is it possible to change your gait, and is it even worthwhile?

Introducing Our Resident Biomechanist

We’re extremely excited to welcome Nikki Reiter, our resident biomechanist, to the staff. Nikki will be providing tips on our blog and answering questions leading up to the launch of our new gait analysis service next year. Check out Nikki’s intro below and learn more about how her expertise can help you become a healthier and stronger runner.

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By Nikki Reiter

What’s a biomechanist and what can one do for you? Great question! A biomechanist who specializes in running will analyze your gait (that is, how you run) and suggest ways to improve performance and avoid injury by moving in a more efficient way. Oh yeah, and running will be more effortless, too. Sound too good to be true? Well, we are! Just kidding, but biomechanists have a lot to offer when it comes to training, above and beyond the regular tempos, intervals and long runs.