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What is the number 1 thing you should do to improve your running or even your PR in your next run or race? The answer is NOT to get injured! Read on while I explain... Despite the pandemic, there are a handful of in-person races throughout the country and many virtual options. While virtual racing is really not the same, it can get you motivated and disciplined to work towards a goal and get things dialed in versus just doing random workouts on your own with no rhyme or reason. During CO...
Posted on 2020-11-18
Did you know that one of the biggest reasons runners get injured is due to training errors? That means running too fast, too soon, too long or stuff that’s too hilly.  - Do you try to go fast or push yourself every time you go out for a run?  - Do you feel like you’re always dealing with some discomfort or pain and can’t seem to improve your running?  - Do you find yourself limping after a run, the same day or even the next day?  If y...
Posted on 2020-11-04
Ironhorse PT & Pilates's newest doctor of physical therapy, Dr. Kelly Wild, elaborates on her own rehab journey after she underwent a shoulder surgery in May of 2019. She had endured a labral repair (bicep repair), but was back to Olympic weightlifting by September or October that same year! Here are some of the things that she prioritized as part of her rehab journey: Find an awesome surgeon and physical therapist to work with! When she was not with her physical therapist, she was prior...
Posted on 2020-10-10
Just because it looks and feels “tight” doesn’t mean that stretching it more will help! Do you know the difference between “active” range of motion (ROM) vs. “passive”? Do your hips always feel tight and you just can’t seem to stretch them enough? - Active ROM is the motion you’re able to move through and control by yourself - Passive ROM is the available motion you have (but you maybe not be able to access or control all of that motion by ...
Posted on 2020-09-29
Here’s a great stretch for runners, cyclists, triathletes, and basically anyone who sits just a bit too much (EVERYONE!). To be perfectly honest, if you’re an endurance athlete, chances are you need to spend more time strength training (with an intelligent program- not a random one you find on the internet) and LESS time foam rolling/stretching. However, life is about balance and we do believe that you are more than your sport and good hip mobility and having supple muscles is goo...
Posted on 2020-09-28
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