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

Can You Run with Knee Arthritis?

Lots of people ask us if it’s okay — or even possible — to run safely with knee arthritis. Oftentimes, these individuals have been told by others to stop running for a myriad of reasons. People are quick to say that running is “bad for your joints” or that “it causes arthritis”… but there’s a… Continue reading Can You Run with Knee Arthritis?

What is Tommy John Surgery, and What Are the Risk Factors? (Part I)

Tommy John surgery is a daunting procedure that affects athletes from all kinds of sports — but, it’s most common for baseball players and pitchers, especially those in the MLB. According to the statistics, the number of players who have gone through Tommy John surgery has steadily increased over the years. While the frequency of… Continue reading What is Tommy John Surgery, and What Are the Risk Factors? (Part I)

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

Elbow Pain with Climbing: Common Diagnoses and General Recovery

Rock climbers are no strangers to elbow pain… sometimes it strikes after a climb, sometimes it tingles, sometimes it sets in with a combination of symptoms in the shoulder or neck… There’s a whole host of reasons as to why climbers might experience elbow pain. And, we’re here to review some of the diagnoses that… Continue reading Elbow Pain with Climbing: Common Diagnoses and General Recovery

Do I Have Piriformis Syndrome or Sciatica?

People often come to us asking: “Do I have piriformis syndrome?” It’s a surprisingly common question from just about anyone who experiences back pain that radiates down one (or both) of their legs. When you search these symptoms online, most results will come back with the same list of terms: sciatica, a herniated disc, or… Continue reading Do I Have Piriformis Syndrome or Sciatica?

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 Does My Achilles Hurt When I Run?

Achilles tendon pain is a frustratingly common problem for runners. When it first starts creeping in, it feels like a dull ache that hits after a run, and it usually doesn’t hit hard or long enough to cause alarm… So, understandably, runners tend to gloss over it — it’s not severe enough to stop their… Continue reading Why Does My Achilles Hurt When I Run?

How to Train Your Shoulders for Swimming

Swimming is a full-body workout — and when you’re in it for the sport, you need LOADS of training to ensure that everything is working at peak functionality. There’s a whole lot we could cover when it comes to cross-training for swimmers… but that would make for a crazy long article (and probably a confusing… Continue reading How to Train Your Shoulders for Swimming

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

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