Having trained as a sports rehabilitation therapist, James now works exclusively with distance runners, helping athletes from beginner to pro to run stronger and pain free. Check out James' marathon training plan for beginners [PDF]. Formerly a professional rugby player, James’ route into endurance sports coaching hasn’t exactly been conventional. His transition into distance running has taught him what his body is capable of, a process which is ongoing! Read more...
Thanks James, great video and article as always. I wondered how related this is to an issue that I, and many other runners I see, especially females, seem to suffer from. My knees point in quite noticably when I run. So far I’m not feeling any pain but I imagine I’m storing up problems for the future, especially as I want to increase my running this year. I’ve been doing abductor strengthening (such as the lateral band walk) and your frog squats, as I presumed the issue was coming from the hip area, but just wanted to check this is right and whether I should be focussing anywhere else.
That is a great question Lucy! I have the exact same problem and already have knee pain above and to the outside of my knee and would LOVE an answer to your question please!
Thank you James! 🙂
Great! Thanks James.
Thank you again for all your great videos. I struggled for several years with injury problems related to weak glute activation. I have done loads clams, lateral walks, you name it, but what happened is that I have monster strong TFL and almost no glute med strength especially on the right. Can you recommend clues or adjustments to make sure I hit the glute med and not TFL? thanks!!