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

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

Is Pronation Bad for Running?

What do you think of when you hear the word “pronation”? If your initial reaction is negative, you’re not alone… Many runners only hear about pronation in frustrating contexts, like being told they run incorrectly or that they’re in pain because their feet pronate. It’s an understandable association; if running coaches or medical professionals are… Continue reading Is Pronation Bad for Running?

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

What Causes Tight Ankles? How to Improve Your Ankle Mobility

When you’re dealing with restricted movement, there’s often more to the story than what’s going on at the site of limitation, pain, or injury… This is because functional movement is hardly ever exclusive to just one part of the body. Biomechanical or physiological processes connect all your tissues and structures, so when an issue presents… Continue reading What Causes Tight Ankles? How to Improve Your Ankle Mobility

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

Why Do My Hips Hurt when I Run? (Common Risk Factors and Solutions)

People are quick to assume that running is bad for your joints because the sport is notorious for its high injury rates. Most runners end up dealing with some variation of aches and pains, many of which manifest within the joints themselves. Runners most frequently have gripes with pain or injury in their knees or… Continue reading Why Do My Hips Hurt when I Run? (Common Risk Factors and Solutions)

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)

What Causes Hip Impingement, and How Do I Fix It?

Femoroacetabular impingement sounds daunting at first — as do most other diagnoses with intimidatingly long names. Which is why most people shorten it to “FAI” or “hip impingement” instead. Regardless of what you call it, FAI is a relatively common diagnosis, especially in a world of desk jobs and sedentary lifestyles. The problem being: even… Continue reading What Causes Hip Impingement, and How Do I Fix It?

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