In an ideal word our body would function as intended; however, bad habits, a medical history plagued by surgeries, broken bones, or overuse injuries, and anatomical deficits in strength and flexibility have other plans.
You want stronger feet you say? The obvious answer to anyone Googling their way to stronger feet is to master the use of clawing and/or spreading their toes. You’ll be instructed to tug on
Terrible Exercise #1: The Clamshell The principle of specificity is fairly simple. If you want to run well, you should run. You can’t say, go swim a bunch of laps and expect a ton
We’re all busy. Although I’m a huge advocate for dedicating a day or two to runner-specific strength training, some weeks are simply harder than others. Shuffling long hours at the office and/or caring for
“I can hold a plank for 5 minutes.” Congratulations? If your goal is win a plank competition keep hammering away, but for those of us looking to run faster with less injury let me
The running world has been inundated with buzzwords. Run form, overpronation, minimalist running, and hip strength are only a page turn away in your favorite publication. While these terms are important, their regurgitation often
Shin pain can be a frustrating, viscous cycle. Shin pain is not a diagnosis, but rather a vague term for where you hurt. The injury itself can be somewhat minor (shin splint) or rather
Sitting is the new smoking. Yeah. That and fast food. If you haven’t heard, sitting is bad for you. The research has found decreased life expectancy for those sitting >3 hours a day and
“Your ankles and feet overpronate… you need ‘x, y, and z.’” X, Y, and Z typically reference to a strengthening program, shoe change, or orthotic prescription. Overpronating is a term that is thrown around
Low back, pelvic, and hip stability are so important. I’ll relate them back to a concept of “proximal stability.” I’ve touted the benefits of core strength before–both articles can be found here and here.