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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
Did you know that your lower leg, calf and foot muscles have to withstand 6-8x your bodyweight?Got achilles tendinitis, achilles problems, shin splints or plantar fascitis? The feet are the 1st to hit the ground when you run, so weakness or mobility deficits below the knee can even contribute to runner's knee, IT band syndrom, knee pain, hip pain, or even low back pain! Depending on your age, you should be able to do a certain of reps? Can you get your heels all the way up?
Posted on 2020-09-14
Got Back Pain? Especially when you try to workout or do deadlifts? Or maybe you want a way to light up your core and pelvic floor? This is a great drill to use with a simple band attached to something sturdy. Or you can add a kettlebell, dowel/stick or barbell in addition to the band. See if this helps get you to the right position with your shoulders, lats, hips etc. This was a drill we used recently with one of our clients who was having low back pain from lifting stuff at home and this tot...
Posted on 2020-08-19
I recently attended an Online Masters Athlete Symposium in which Dr. Stacy Sims was a speaker.....I polled our followers asking if they wanted me to share what I'd learned and many answered with a resounding YES! So here are a few takeaways from the brief 1 hr presentation:  There are 3 distinct phases: perimenopause, menopause and postmenopause Perimenopause is actually where many female athletes start noticing that despite the same diet and exercise routine, they're starting to put ...
Posted on 2020-08-09
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