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Kinesio tape, how social distress affects physical pain
by on Monday, February 9, 2015

Kinesio tape

I've written before about how Kinesio tape likely helps athletes.

I think it's also important to understand how it likely does not help athletes. On that front, we have a study looking at how Kinesio tape affects strength in fatigued muscles. Rugby players but, presumably, fatigued muscl ...

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Running "too much" or "too fast" (probably) won't kill you
by on Thursday, February 5, 2015

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I was thinking of doing what would look more like a typical Monday post today with some content from last week. However, this week, some bad analysis of a study that's been around for a while began appearing.

You may have seen the headlines: [url=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11385044/Fast-running-is-as-deadly-as-sitting-on-couch-scientists-find.html]Fast running is as deadly as sitting on couch, sc ...

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Timing matters, we're all individuals
by on Monday, February 2, 2015

Quite a few interesting things popped up in my reading list this week. So many that I'm considering another post of this style for Thursday so I don't have to throw out so many interesting things. We'll see how it goes.

As for now, here are a couple of my favorite from the past week:

Race time matters

More specifically, given that we don't usually get to choose the time of the day that we race, [url=http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/for-athletes-the-time-of-an-event-can-af ...

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Brain training
by on Monday, January 26, 2015

It's seemed like a bit of a quiet week. Maybe I am just getting behind this week with things going on. Whatever the case, only one topic today but it's one that I'm really fascinated in.

I've blogged before about the idea of training your brain to handle fatigue more effectively and how that might make you a better runner.

Well, [url=http://www.outsideonline.co ...

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Sleep matters and compression gear: not so helpful?
by on Monday, January 19, 2015

Sleep matters

We all know sleep matters, right? While there is no absolutely right amount of sleep that I can tell you everyone should get, generally, more is better. We can all accept that, right?

Well, charts of injury rates based on sleep have been floating around. The latest is posted on the Runner's World Sweat Science blog:

[img]http://www.runnersworld.com/sites/default/files/slee ...

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