Why Cross-Over Gait Hurts Your Running Efficiency

We all know that the feet are an essential part of running form, down to the range of motion in your ankle to the way your feet hit the ground with every step. Plenty of runners focus on the importance of foot landing, especially when it comes to footstrike and what part of the foot… Continue reading Why Cross-Over Gait Hurts Your Running Efficiency

How to Recover After Any Distance Race

When runners have an upcoming race, they spend countless hours focused on training and working and building up to the big day. But what happens after all that? There’s a LOT of work that goes into the time before a race, and a lot of effort needed for running the race itself. With weeks or… Continue reading How to Recover After Any Distance Race

The 5 Essential Drills for a Perfect Soccer Kick

Whether you’ve played soccer yourself or have watched your fair share of soccer games, you’ve probably appreciated that some players are particularly skillful in their shooting and passing. And it makes you wonder: how do those players explode the ball off their foot like that? If you’ve found yourself thinking similar thoughts, you wouldn’t be… Continue reading The 5 Essential Drills for a Perfect Soccer Kick

Why Runners Have to Do These 5 Plyometric Workouts

Most runners know now that strength training is non-negotiable — it’s no longer a question of “Should I do strength work?” but “What’s the best and most efficient strength work I can do?” Because let’s face it: runners just want to run! Even when you know all the supplemental training is good and necessary, it’s… Continue reading Why Runners Have to Do These 5 Plyometric Workouts

Common Causes of Dance Injuries and How to Prevent Them

It’s no question that dance is one of the most artistic forms of movements; dancers can tell stories and evoke deep emotion through their choreography (and sometimes even improv!). But, dance is also a highly complex sport, which is easy to forget with how easy dancers make it all look. Just like any other sport,… Continue reading Common Causes of Dance Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Do You Run Efficiently? 7 Training Aspects That Might Be Stealing Your Energy

Runners are always asking questions about how to be better: How to run faster. How to run with more power. How to run to beat your next PR. How to constantly improve, even when there’s no definitive end point for how well you can run. The thing about these goals, though, is that you can… Continue reading Do You Run Efficiently? 7 Training Aspects That Might Be Stealing Your Energy

The 8 Phases of Walking Gait: What Ideal Walking Form Looks Like

From the moment you start taking those first, wobbly steps as a child, and all the way through navigating your daily, adult life — walking is an essential part of your movement. It’s an innate ability of ours, and an everyday activity that we take for granted. We assume that we’ll always be able to… Continue reading The 8 Phases of Walking Gait: What Ideal Walking Form Looks Like

Is Single-Sport Specialization or Multi-Sport Training Better for Youth Athletes?

Young children can gain a lot from early exposure to sports — they experience a myriad of physical, mental, and emotional benefits by staying active and interacting with fellow youth athletes from such a young age. However, while many parents recognize the positives of youth sports, they often wonder what the best approach is in… Continue reading Is Single-Sport Specialization or Multi-Sport Training Better for Youth Athletes?

The Top 3 Reasons Why Runners Get Iliotibial Band Syndrome (and Why Foam Rolling Isn’t the Answer)

Iliotibial band syndrome — IT band syndrome, ITBS, whichever name you prefer — is a notoriously common injury that’s plagued the running community for ages. It can set in quickly, and tends to overstay its welcome like an unwanted guest. But perhaps, even more frustrating, is trying to search for a solution to ITBS on… Continue reading The Top 3 Reasons Why Runners Get Iliotibial Band Syndrome (and Why Foam Rolling Isn’t the Answer)

The 5 Best Running Warm Ups, and Why You Can’t Afford to Skip Them

You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again: warming up before running is essential. It’s tempting to just dive straight into a run, but doing so time and time again can be surprisingly detrimental to your body and performance. As you likely already know, running is a high-volume, high-force sport — your body has… Continue reading The 5 Best Running Warm Ups, and Why You Can’t Afford to Skip Them

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