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Our Top 5 Holiday Gift picks for Runners: We love to run and also enjoy helping runners and triathletes stay pain-free, set PR's and continue to run even as they get older! These are some of the products we personally use and recommend to others if longevity and improving run performance is a goal for you or a loved one.  1) Vivobarefoot shoes for walking around and strength train in: an excellent way to build up the strength in your feet-  We love these shoes so much that we even ...
Posted on 2020-11-29
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
We’ve been seeing an uptick in run-related injuries and wanted to share an exercise and a test with our running followers!Single leg bridging with a band to challenge both the glutes AND the core + hip flexors. Keep the UP leg straight up and down at 90 degrees and drive the other foot into the ground! Can you get your hips ALL the way up? How many can you do with good form? Do both legs feel equal or is one a lot stronger?
Posted on 2020-07-21
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