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Muscle cramps – no magic bullet

‘How can I avoid muscles cramping in a race??’ You wouldn’t be the only one who has questions about muscle cramp; when you talk with people about their race this is one of the questions that keeps popping up. ...

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Ramadan and exercising – can it be done safely?

By Coach Ole Brom After 18 years in the region, here’s my take on it.  Ramadan is a time of sacrifice, self-reflection, introspection, and prayer for Muslims. It’s a holy month where Muslims around the world observe fasting from...

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Ramadan fasting for athletes

By Fiona Brenninkmeijer, Functional Nutritionist from Optimal Fitness Ramadan poses challenges for athletes requiring planning of training schedules to fit around fasting, work schedules, sleep and recovery.  There are four key considerations to be factored into an athlete’s regime...

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Carb loading & fasted training when observing Ramadan

By Stephanie Karl, Sports Nutritionist from UPANDRUNNING The observance of Ramadan hours this year will fall between around 6am until 7pm – a definite consequence for training and performance of the competitive athlete. Falling mostly in April, it is...

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UPANDRUNNING’S RESIDENT PODIATRIST MICHAEL STEPHENSON SHARES HIS TOP TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE BEST FOOTWEAR TO MAXIMIZE YOUR HIKING & RUNNING PERFORMANCE

I know as a runner myself that your choice of shoe plays a crucial role in running performance, I can’t be the only one who is overwhelmed by the vast selection of shoes that are available to choose from....

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Why Every Runner Should Practice Pilates and think about injury prevention

A few well-designed movements, properly performed in a balanced sequence, are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics or forced contortion.” Joseph Pilates. We are running and running and running. Kilometres of straining the body. The repetitive nature of the...

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Achilles Tendinopathy by David Eakins from RU:ACTIVE

Achilles tendinopathy aka achilles tendinosis (AT) is a condition we often see in our clinic. It can affect triathletes, runners, track and field athletes, Cross Fitters and even sometimes sedentary individuals. It can be both challenging and rewarding to...

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Training opportunity – Off season sports nutrition by Fiona at Optimal Fitness

For many athletes in Dubai this time of year is considered “off season” as most local races have concluded for the time being, especially the long-distance endurance races. As a Sports Nutritionist I see this as a golden opportunity...

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UPANDRUNNING’S RESIDENT PHYSIOTHERAPIST, MARK LILLYWHITE TALKS TO SPORTED.AE ABOUT HIS PASSION FOR TRIATHLON…

I underestimated how nervous I would be when competing in my very first triathlon. As I jumped into to swim for my first taste of the open water, little did I anticipate my heart racing at twice its normal...

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Ramadan Training Tips by Abu Omar

Omar is a Palestinian runner based in Dubai, he ran 15 full marathons, including four of the World Majors (In Tokyo, Berlin, London and Chicago). In addition to this Omar is a UESCA certified running coach. What’s your training...

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