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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
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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