Why You Need To Be Fit To Run

Why You Need to Be “Fit to Run” Before Running to Get Fit Chances are one of your New Year’s goals is to improve your fitness.  Most people either want to lose that stubborn belly fat, improve their energy, be more productive, or sleep better.  These are all side benefits (or side effects if you… Continue reading Why You Need To Be Fit To Run

Strength for Runners Who Hate the Gym

Is there an effective strength program for runners who hate the gym? The long distance running community is not typically renowned for its love of gym sessions. Most runners just want to run and strength training is still commonly absent in training plans for the running season. The case for strength training may inadvertently not… Continue reading Strength for Runners Who Hate the Gym

Does Strength/Plyometric Training Affect My Running Performance?

“Will lifting weights make me a slower runner?” It’s a question physical therapists get asked all the time by runners fearing that increased muscle mass will slow them down. Although the running community is becoming better educated on the benefits of cross training with resistance workouts, it is still a deeply rooted belief that runners… Continue reading Does Strength/Plyometric Training Affect My Running Performance?

Lunge Exercise: 5 Vital Changes To Decrease Knee Pain

The lunge, and all of its challenging iterations, are an integral component of a solid lower extremity strengthening program.  It also is part of almost every sport in the form of deceleration, lateral agility, kicking, and tackling.   Read any article online or buy any workout program that involves the legs and you will find… Continue reading Lunge Exercise: 5 Vital Changes To Decrease Knee Pain

5 Running Specific Plyometric Exercises To Improve Running Economy

Runners are always looking for ways to maximize their time in the gym because, let’s face it, you would rather be out running! There is enough information populated in running magazines, books, and online reporting the benefits of strength training for endurance athletes.  It’s no longer a question of “should I do strength work” but… Continue reading 5 Running Specific Plyometric Exercises To Improve Running Economy

5 Must-Do Strength And Balance Drills For The Perfect Soccer Kick

How can some soccer players explode the ball off their foot while others struggle? If you have played soccer, or watched your fair share of youth and professional soccer games, you can appreciate that some players stand out in their passing and shooting ability. As a physical therapist, strength and conditioning coach, and motion analysis… Continue reading 5 Must-Do Strength And Balance Drills For The Perfect Soccer Kick

The 5 ‘Essential’ Strength Training Exercises For Running

It is estimated that up to 79% of runners become injured in a given year.  Research has pointed to multiple causes of strain and injury with running including decreased strength of the gluteus muscles, quadriceps, and core. Strength training has now become a standard part of training for runners.  A while back, most runners felt… Continue reading The 5 ‘Essential’ Strength Training Exercises For Running

5 Keys To The Best Triathlon Off-Season

We are approaching winter in many parts of the United States and it has been uncharacteristically cold here in San Jose.  There is so much joy in this time of year with the holidays, lights, and spending quality time with family and friends.  December is also a month of reflection and for reviewing all we… Continue reading 5 Keys To The Best Triathlon Off-Season

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