False beliefs about running

On the French-Canadian TV show Aubaines et Cie, Isabelle Dumais and Blaise Dubois debunk the most common false beliefs by drawing upon the latest sports science research. Several controversial issues such as stretching, shock absorption, and running with arthritis are discussed. Sorry, this video is only available in French at the moment.  Content in English will be coming soon.




Strength training is beneficial for runners, as it can help prevent injuries and improve performance. The programs presented here are tailored for runners.

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Stretching can help "stiff" runners increase their range of movement, however it is recommended to perform static stretches after training, not immediately before.

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Tools for kids

Physical activity plays a key role in your child's musculoskeletal and cardiovascular health. To help motivate your child, The Running Clinic offers an introductory program to running. The program is gradual and children can track their progress by checking the “Done!” box next to each training session. Post it on your fridge and watch your child improve!

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General tips

Check out these tips for both beginners and advanced runners. Mechanical stress quantification, progression and preparation are all key words that will help prevent injury.

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