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When squats don’t help you run again

January 28, 2021

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Scenario You start having some knee issues running. You take a break from running. Knee calms down. You start running again. Knee problem comes back. Take another break. Begin running again. Knee starts bothering you yet again. Stop running again. Knee feels better. You’re ready to start running again, but you know how it’s gone […]

You don’t need GPS (privacy invasion) to log your run workouts

March 30, 2020

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“You don’t need to worry about privacy if you have nothing to hide.” Well, –Google tracked his bike ride past a burglarized home. That made him a suspect. “I was using an app to see how many miles I rode my bike and now it was putting me at the scene of the crime,” the […]

An advanced way to stretch the IT band for runners

August 13, 2019

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The iliotibial (IT) band is one of the most commonly complained of areas for runners. We’ve gone over stretching the IT band a lot here- –Why foam rolling isn’t the way to go –The anatomy of the IT band and a great stretch for it –Standing version of the best damn IT band stretch The […]

Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #22

December 18, 2017

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment: – How an Olympic Runner Hits Race Weight This topic needs more […]

An example of handling knee pain from running

July 12, 2017

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In Being old doesn’t have to mean being slow I profiled Judes, who is 59 yet capable of running at 11 miles per hour on a treadmill, for a quarter mile: Judes has a twin, Joanne, who has also been running. Both the twins gave up running for about a decade due to knee issues. After […]

Is cross training worthwhile when dealing with an injury?

March 15, 2017

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Years ago I’m in between clients and a gym member comes up to ask a question. “Is there any good substitute for running? I’m giving my achilles a break.” “Ehh, you can try the elliptical, but because of the lack of pounding, it’s not really that similar.” “Yeah, the elliptical fucking sucks. So does the […]

Why eccentric exercise can help achilles tendinopathy

October 26, 2016

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A disturbing trend that appears to be coming back is emphasizing a need to load painful conditions. I’ve worked with a significant amount of 50 year olds and up. I consistently have to remind them to not go into pain when exercising. “Oh, I thought if it hurt that means I need to make it […]

The biggest mistake recreational athletes make

February 23, 2015

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If you hadn’t worked out in a while, a year, six months, it could even only be a couple weeks, then you went into the gym, did a bunch of squatting, maybe some lunges, how would you expect to feel the next few days? In pain. The biggest mistake recreational athletes make is not giving […]