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Hip Snapped When Running :

If you have ever been out running and you felt as if your hip snapped or popped out, it is a case of Snapping hip syndrome. This snapping of the hip usually happens when taking a corner.

Cause of Snapping of hip

The Snapping hip syndrome is because of the repetitive nature of running. This repetitive movement of the hip causes thickening of the tendons in the hip region. It happens after a long training period.

Treatment

According to Wikipedia Page, this condition is usually curable with appropriate treatment, or sometimes it heals spontaneously. If it is painless, there is little cause for concern.

Therapy for Snapping hip syndrome.

A self-treatment recommended by the U.S. Army for a soft tissue injury of the iliopsoas muscle treatment, like for other soft tissue injuries, is a HI-RICE (Hydration, Ibuprofen, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) regimen lasting for at least 48 to 72 hours after the onset of pain. “Rest” includes such commonsense prescriptions as avoiding running or hiking. Source, Wikipedia Page.

Stretching exercise will also help in healing the hip.

Muscle Groups Used While Running

They say running is a complete exercise because it is the only form of exercise where you use nearly every muscle in your body. Although that is truth there are major muscles used while running.

The major muscles used while running are calves, hamstrings, quads and many other muscle in your leg and lower body.

Calves – they help in pushing you off the ground.

Quads – they help stabilize the leg upon contact with the ground

Hamstrings – they help to propel you forwards.

For a good and through explanation of how this muscles work visit wikipedia running page.

New York Marathon Course Map 2010

2010 New York Marathon is happening next week on Sunday and I have been looking at the route map.

To watch an interactive NYC marathon route map go to ASICS NYC Marathon Map

To download New York Marathon Map go to Active NYC Map Download

Just like the previous years the course runs through all five boroughs of New York City.

It begins on Staten Island near the approach to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The runners cross the bridge.

After descending the bridge, the course winds through Brooklyn for approximately the next eleven miles. At 13.1 miles, runners cross the Pulaski Bridge, marking the halfway point of the race and the entrance into Long Island City, Queens. After about two and a half miles in Queens, runners cross the East River on the Queensboro Bridge into Manhattan. The climb up the bridge is considered one of the most difficult points in the marathon.

Reaching Manhattan after about 16 miles, the race proceeds north on First Avenue, then crosses briefly into The Bronx via the Willis Avenue Bridge for a mile before returning to Manhattan via the Madison Avenue Bridge. It then proceeds south through Harlem down Fifth Avenue and into Central Park. At the southern end of the park, the race proceeds across Central Park South for the last mile. At Columbus Circle, the race re-enters the park and finishes outside Tavern on the Green.

Additional Source of Information Courtesy of Wikipedia NYC Marathon Page

Natural Sources of Human Growth Hormone

Human growth hormone is made naturally in the pituitary gland of humans, the gland is deep inside the brain just behind the eyes.

How To stimulate Human Growth hormone

Human growth hormone is secreted in short pulses during the first hours of sleep and after exercise. To ensure maximum stimulation, get quality sleep and engage in some form of physical exercise.

Although Human growth hormone is secreted naturally throughout life, some people suffer from human growth hormone deficiency. In this case they might need to inject HGH. It has been used to help stunted children in UK grow normaly since 1959.

Sources of the article, simple : BBC human growth hormone medical notes

Another good source, detailed : Wikipedia growth hormone

Plus : wiki how to grow tall

Creatine Supplement : Top 5 Creatine Side Effects

Creatine nutritional supplement is for anyone who dreams to add size and defination to his muscles and to see results as quickly as possible.

Most experts warn users of creatine supplement to take it with caution because taking more than the recommended doses of fitness supplements can be harmful. Too much creatine in the system can lead to side effects.

Negative Side effects of creatine supplement

According to this wikipedia article some of the side effects of creatine may include:

  1. Loss of appetite,
  2. Stomach discomfort,
  3. Diarrhea,
  4. Nausea.
  5. Muscle cramps

The important thing when taking creatine or any other supplement is to stick to recommended dosage.