Active Release for Runners

Active Release Techniques or A.R.T. is a type of massage performed on runners and other athletes to improve tissue qualityand prevent injuries.  Today, I have a very special guest post from Dr. Carla Cupido – she’s an amazing therapist here in Vancouver, BC.  She is a Chiropractor who is certified to perform A.R.T. and Graston

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Run Strong with Graston

Muscles all knotted up?? Some runners have to put them selves through what people would call TORTURE to be able to run strong.  And no, I’m not referring to hill repeats or 1000m repeats on the track.  And no, I’m not referring to deadlifts or high box step ups.   I’m talking about another form

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5 Tips for Pre-Race Mental Preparation

My good friend and past training partner Matt Johnston decided to take some time out of his busy schedule to write a guest post for StrongerRunner.com on mental preparation for racing. Matt’s a Performance Enhancement Consultant at Centered Lifestyle (www.centeredlifestyle.com) and he also represented Canada at the international level in Athletics. Take it away Matt…

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Q&A on Deadlifts

Q. At the start position of a deadlift should your elbows be locked? A. Yes. A good cue is to think of your arms like ropes and your hands like hooks.  The arms should stay locked and straight during the entire exercise.  There is no point during the deadlift where the elbows will need to

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