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Doctor insights on: Do Elite Distance Runners Stretch

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Toenail injury possible from up-tempo distance running..Any good stretches i can do to treat this?

Toenail injury possible from up-tempo distance running..Any good stretches i can do to treat this?

Toenail: This may be caused by something called hallux extensus . There is no stretch for an overactive tendon. See your podiatrist for assistance. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a deep pain in my left quad while running & working out. Long distances and deep bends/stretches increase the pain. There is weakness too. Can't figure out what it is. Any ideas?

I am experiencing a deep pain in my left quad while running & working out. Long distances and deep bends/stretches increase the pain. There is weakness too. Can't figure out what it is. Any ideas?

Connective/muscular: Two possibilities; muscle tear, strained tendon. Pain near a joint more likely connective. Anti-inflammatories or otc pain relievers may be useful, reduced activity likely more effective. Also, onset (fast/slow) may also suggest muscle or connective respectively. If pain in calf when toes extended upwards, a more serious condition may be present. Good color and warmth in toes also good sign. ...Read more

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How popular is a distance device for runners?

How popular is a distance device for runners?

Popular: Heart rate monitors with gps distance devices are affordable and great for helping in training. ...Read more

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Olympics question? How do the sprinters vs long distance runners train?

Interesting question: but it may be more appropriate for a site that focuses on athletics. ...Read more

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Are there any tips that might help a distance runner recover faster from a workout?

Are there any tips that might help a distance runner recover faster from a workout?

Plan ahead: Recovery can be quicker if your diet, hydration, and supplements are met beforehand. If your body is fully stocked with nutrients, it's easier to replenish and recover. ...Read more

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I am 24 year old female distance runner (5'5' 125lbs). Best peak flow has been 350. Is that normal?

I am 24 year old female distance runner (5'5' 125lbs). Best peak flow has been 350. Is that normal?

No: That is on the low side fora 24 year old who is 5'5"you should visit the dr and get that checked out and you will run much easier! you migh need a long acting medication not just albuterol ...Read more

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I am a runner and am concernrd about stretching to avoid injury . What is the best and ideal way for stretching. If you have sites for best stretching . Thank you.?

I am a runner and am concernrd about stretching to avoid injury . What is the best  and ideal way for stretching. If you have sites for best stretching . Thank you.?

Before and After: It is extremely important that you stretch before and after running. Concentrate on stretching the legs and lower back and put more time in stretching the back of your thighs and legs since the hamstrings and calf muscles are commonly injured after prolonged running. If running in cold weather, dress appropriately to keep your body worm. Sorry, not enough space to give details, refer to web md. ...Read more

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Why is it that long distance runners are so incredibly skinny?

Why is it that long distance runners are so incredibly skinny?

Endurance athletes: Endurance athletes burn a lot of calories and build lean muscle. ...Read more

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I'm a distance runner. Knee hurts. Should I stop?

I'm a distance runner. Knee hurts. Should I stop?

Yes & get evaluated: Healthy distance training should not cause persistent knee pain. Stopping running is a temporary fix-symptoms likely to recur if you do not address the underlying issue. See a sports med doc: treatment should be active recovery that involves safe cross-training & physical therapy/rehab to address underlying strength/endurance/flexibility/core deficits, gradual return to running when pain free. ...Read more

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How to stretch for modern dance?

How to stretch for modern dance?

Ask Dance Instructor: Warm up slowly. Seek the advise of the exercise class or dance instructor you are learning under. They can help you the best. Cool down and drink water. ...Read more

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Can you get taller by stretching?

Can you get taller by stretching?

No: This may help protect you from injury during exercise but it will not encourage any extra growth. ...Read more

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Can too much stretching be harmful?

Can too much stretching be harmful?

Only : If you stretch incorrectly and go beyond your limits for your present flexibility. If you stretch slowly, deliberatly, with correct technique and with no bouncing, stretching is one of the best exercises you can do even into you old age. Look at many martial arts masters- they are almost as flexible in their 80's as in their 30's. ...Read more

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Can stretching actually make you taller?

Can stretching actually make you taller?

No: Your height depends upon the bony architecture of the body stretching can limber up your muscles and tendons and might allow you to extend your reach. But your basic height will be unaffected. ...Read more

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Is stretching considered "mild" exercise?

Is stretching considered "mild" exercise?

Any physical: Activity is consider a form of exercise, just like walking and house chores. It's just that is of lower intensity compared to running, swimming, etc. ...Read more

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I can't stop stretching .. Can i stop this?

I can't stop stretching .. Can i stop this?

Should you: Streatching keeps joints and muscles from harm- if a pathologic behavior get help. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to stretch your back?

What are the best ways to stretch your back?

Several : Some of the best ways to stretch your back may not involve your back. Hamstring and quad muscles attach in a way that if they are tight, they can pull on your back. So do hamstring and quad stretches. Extending your back, by lying on your belly and using your arms stretching up and back, is also helpful for certain back conditions (look up mckenzie exercises). ...Read more