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Foam Rolling Research (so far)

Foam Rolling Research (so far)

Over 6.5 years ago, I was told to read an article called Feel Better for 10 Bucks. It was written by two young strength coaches (at the time) that you might have heard of – some guy named Cressey and the other, Robertson. This article opened my eyes to something I had never heard of ..read more..

3 Ways Runners Can Stay Injury Free

3 Ways Runners Can Stay Injury Free

It’s difficult to get runners in the gym. However, numerous studies show improved running performance and reduced injury risk when runners include strength and/or plyometric exercises to their endurance program. Most fear that if they lift a weight, they will instantly turn into the Hulk, which couldn’t be further from the truth. Let me see ..read more..

Training Plan – Avoid Injuries at the Gym

Training Plan – Avoid Injuries at the Gym

The strength and conditioning program of a distance runner is an essential part of any training plan when it comes to staying injury free and maximizing running performance. But it isn’t as easy as just going to the gym and banging out reps on the leg curl machine. The program should focus on correcting muscle ..read more..

The Dynamics of Stretching: A 4-Stage Warm-Up

The Dynamics of Stretching: A 4-Stage Warm-Up

It is commonly thought that static stretching can reduce injury risk and improve athletic performance. Static stretching involves holding a pose to stretch a muscle. For example, the common quadriceps stretch: while standing, the athlete holds his foot on his buttocks with his knee bent to full flexion to stretch the quadriceps muscle. Other common ..read more..