Hi Jon-Erik, Me and my wife love your website! We read “Butt it Out” in Canadian Running that you wrote and wanted to start adding in strength training to our running program. We run with the local running store running group but don’t feel that’s enough to help us finish a half marathon we are
A few weeks back, I participated in a Health Talk with a few other health care professionals in Port Moody. It was hosted by the Runner’s Den, which is a specialty running store that used to sponsor me when I was competing. I answered questions on strength training and core stability training and it’s application
A few weeks back, I posted Posterior Chain Part I. Here is Part Two – the exercises. Remember, posterior chain exercises focus on strengthening the muscles we can’t see, typically the hamstrings, gluteals and low back extensors. Thanks to computers modern life, our posterior chain, particularly our glutes become weak and in some cases dormant.
Just because you’re a runner doesn’t mean you need to shy away from strength and power training exercises. Being stronger and more powerful will increase the reactive strength and contractile capacity of each of your muscle fibres. You’ll have better neuromuscular communication and be able to produce more force at a faster rate. Your stronger
Far too often we only focus on what program to do, what run to do today or how many miles to run this week, but we don’t usually spend time planning our recovery. In my humble opinion, the recovery is more important than the program itself. If you’re not recovering properly and effectively, it doesn’t