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How to prevent running knee injuries

Running knee injuries are often attributed to age, a missed step or just too many miles under the belt. But is that really the case? Of course, tripping or overtraining can cause a knee injury, but we don’t think they’re the only reasons. There could be another culprit. Poor running form can cause additional strain on the feet, ankles, knees, hips and lower back. Covering long miles with poor form can easily lead to running knee injuries among others. Here’s how adjusting your form may save you from unnecessary pain. Focus on the knees Don’t drive your knees up and forward, no matter what. Pushing your knees out in front of you will cause your lower leg to swing forward...

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Why curved treadmills are not just a sleek design

There has been some serious innovation happening in the world of treadmill development. While regular motorised treadmills have been gym staples for years, there are some new kids on the block that could challenge the way you train. Curved treadmills have a concave shape, so the ends of the stepping area curve upwards. They don’t have motors. Instead they are powered by footfall only. This natural connection of a runner’s pace and the speed of the movement mimics road running conditions closely. Running closer to the forward arc can also increase speed. Some models have an additional resistance option on the control panel. If you’ve ever switched from a predominantly road-based routine to a treadmill session, you will have noticed...

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