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Yes, people use this shoe: http://blogs.militarytimes.com/pt365/2013/06/11/review-hoka-one-ones-stinson-trail-shoes-look-like-clown-shoes-but-laugh-at-punishing-terrain/ Sara Davidson ran the Laurel Highlands 70-miler in them. In total, she has run about 400 miles in them and they're starting to need replacement. So, they didn't make it to the 800 miles ...


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It could be a combination of both. In order to be 100% sure I would need to see how you do it. In any case, if it's unsupportable pain I'm guessing there's something wrong. If you are ALWAYS sore after doing that exercise (even after a few weeks of doing them), you might be compensating. Concentrate on the glute contraction and everything should fall into ...


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The number one workout you should absolutely be doing is the squat. It is bar-none the best functional exercise you can do, and it will work out your entire leg. A second workout to consider is the deadlift which is a good supplementary exercise alongside the squat. As for arms, you're really going to want to target the triceps, shoulder, upper back, and ...


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I'm willing to bet you don't do single leg work at all. It's not fun, but it is necessary to deal with things like this. Single leg work that supports squats include things like the following: Split squats Lunges Single leg press Bulgarian split squats (one leg elevated on a bench) Pistols You'll want to do as many reps as you can with the strong leg, ...


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I also suffer with periformis tightness due to an imbalance, and I find if I sit on the foam roller with legs bent. I take 1 foot across the other knee and can usually wriggle about on the roller to get to the spot that hurts. Have you tried in this position?


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As for the number of sets and reps, that depends on what your goal is, and what part of periodization you are in. If you are aiming at increasing strength and speed in running i suggest you do 1-4 reps at above 85% for all exercises. I am a sprinter and this is what I do. It will increase your speed potential, so that you exert less force when you run at X ...


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This is a completely different problem than that of your shoulder. If your left hip is clicking, your left knee and/or foot probably turn inward slightly which causes the left hip bone to drop a bit in the front. Any time you have a tightness in the hips and glute area, it creates an imbalance in the position of your pelvic bone. An imbalance or ...


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Importance of Equal Hip Strength Bilaterally This Clinical Review found weaknesses in hip abductors, external rotators and hip flexors on the involved side as compared to the uninvolved side in runners with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) and iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS). So an important factor is the strength of one hip relative to the other, ...


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Most often, it is tightness in the lateral rotators that prevent people from safely getting into the lotus position. So yes, a tight piriformis is likely a culprit. The adductors are usually not the issue for lotus. First of all, if you have acute knee pain, you should not even attempt a lotus, or do any of the preparation exercises. If you are pain free at ...


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Most likely it is something called "snapping hip syndrome." The wiki article doesn't provide any ground-breaking info, but it's a good overview of the condition. If it starts causing you pain, see a doctor. I get this with my left hip when I do side kicks. I just learned to live with it.


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Hinge at the Hip is a queue to use your actual hip flexors to lift the leg in the socket rather than tilting the pelvis. Go stand in front of a mirror and pick up one leg. See your pelvis shift and you drop on the other side to make room? Now hold on to something with your hands, squeeze your low abs (but not your glutes) and lift the leg again, ...


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I would recommend a couple of different courses, actually. Go to a doctor and have it checked out. There are two different types of snapping hip syndromes, and each have different causes and recommendations. You could be trying the cure for one, when it is the other one that is causing it. Check your shoes and have a gait analysis done. I had snapping ...



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