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Throwback exactly 5 years ago. My 1st triathlon 10 weeks after giving birth to my daughter. I won my AG. But before you congratulate me, I’m going to tell you that it was one of the dumbest things I’ve ever done. Racing at 10 weeks means I started training and running at 2 weeks post-partum. I started swimming at 6 weeks because that’s when the doctor gives you the green light because your cervix is closed. Oh and I had a 3 finger diastasis (ab separation)at the time. All my pe...
Posted on 2018-06-11
 I once had a conversation with a fellow athlete at the gym- she complained to me about hip pain that she'd had for years and how she'd been to multiple doctors and PT's and her hip STILL hurt. I asked her about her injury history and it turns out that 20 years ago, a horse had stepped on her foot. It was so long ago that she forgot about it. Her foot hurt like hell at the time and she made all sorts of compensations but eventually the pain in her foot went away so she forgot about it. She ...
Posted on 2018-05-01
A well executed Turkish Get Up is a beautiful thing. These 2 ladies showing how it’s done in our Kettlebell & Pilates Core Conditioning Class. This is NOT a typical workout or boot camp style class- you actually learn SKILLS- This is training, not just working out. Although we do get a good workout too! But there’s a difference between working out vs. training. If you can get both, you’ve hit the jackpot. Skilled movement is something we should all strive for. What is skill...
Posted on 2018-03-29
It's 2018 and the start of the new year so lots of resolutions and reflections on how to improve this year vs. last year. Some people decide to take up running in hopes of "getting in shape" and losing weight. Some want to improve their run performance, run faster/stronger and get a PR. Most runners make the mistake of thinking to achieve those goals, they need to run more or do more fast runs, tempo runs, etc. There is some truth to that-Obviously in order to run faster, you have to practice ru...
Posted on 2018-01-09
“Should I do planks to strengthen my core if I have a diastasis?”-a question I was asked during our “Restore Your Core” workshop this weekend. It depends. How well do you perform the plank? Is there abdominal doming and bulging? Are you able to maintain good alignment? The picture shown demonstrates 3 common errors when performing the plank : 1) Inability to maintain 3 points of contact with dowel 2) Anterior pelvic tilt and/or lumbar spine extension 3) Poor neck/thoracic...
Posted on 2017-11-15
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