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180 running cadence rule - fact or fiction?


by philip cortvriendt

Where does the 180 cadence rule of thumb originate? Already for several years a running cadence of 180 steps per minute (spm) has become a rule of thumb advocated by a lot of professionals. Where does this story begin? Running coach Jack Daniels observed it already back in the 1984...

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Road to Kona 2021 with Tim Brydenbach & Tom Mertens


by philip cortvriendt

In this blog post, we will dig deeper into the story of Tim Brydenbach, a Belgian International triathlete, and son of Fons Brydenbach, the former Belgian record holder of the 400m. After a difficult year due to a sacral stress fracture, he is working hard to come back at his...

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Get successful with gait retraining


by philip cortvriendt

Introduction Covid has created a running boom. Since 2020, there are a significant number of novice runners out there. Despite all the benefits of running, health practitioners see a lot of running related injuries each year. Approximately 80% of runners suffer from an injury (Van der Worp et al. 2015). We prescribe...

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Practice of the future with wearable technology


by philip cortvriendt

Introduction When you have the opportunity to change your practice, what would you change? Every practitioner knows how important it is to have sufficient space available. Before you buy new equipment you need to make the trade-off between the cost, the potential usage, and space it will occupy. Recent advancements...

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Berlin Marathon Preparation: Leentje’s Story


by Kurt Schutte

  Leentje Hellemans, mother of two, started running five years ago. She has already completed several races including two marathons with one being a silver medal of 3hours 9min! Unfortunately, due to covid-lockdowns last year she suffered from her second consecutive stress fracture. During the lockdown period she couldn't see her...

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