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The hamstrings are the most common muscle in the lower extremity to strain. A hamstring strain is commonly referred to as a "pulled hamstring." Hamstring strains are created by a violent stretch or rapid contraction of the hamstring, resulting in varying degrees of ruptures in the muscle unit. These ruptures cause immediate pain with muscle spasms and tenderness at the affected site. More commonl...

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Triathletes sometimes forget some of the basics of swimming and try to fight through the water. Here are some of the basics. BODY POSITION Good body position is important when swimming. Being streamlined in the water creates less resistance. The body should be kept near parallel to the water's surface. We should also be looking down the length of the pool or just ahead in open water. The water s...

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Have you ever finished a long workout and felt absolutely refreshed, yet the next day you wake up and the muscles you exercised feel like dead weight? What causes such a dramatic change? Why is it that while exercising, the muscles do not necessarily ache, but over the next 24-48 hours they hurt and generally limit the next workout? The answer is muscle soreness. This ailment is a common experien...

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Like most competitive master runners, the day I turned 40, the need to go out and kick some old guy's butt in the first master race available was a priority. Fitness plans had gone well as I finished Boston, just one month before my mid-May birthday. I was pumped with two, maybe three, races before the strength and endurance phase of summer training. What followed was seven months of the highest ...

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This article discusses two favorite activities of most runners. That a relationship exists between these two activities has been established in numerous articles in running magazines as well as in a few studies in sports medicine literature. Intuitively, most of us feel there must be a relationship between these two very physical, very sensuous activities. Most important, however, is the relations...