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Should I Warm Up before Running?

Should I Warm Up before Running?

Warm Up for Running Runners should complete a warm up prior to athletic events to prepare the body for movement and stress. The reason why you do a warm up is to increase the blood flow to the muscle that will be working and increase the core temperature while...

Resistance Training Programs – Endurance

Resistance Training Programs – Endurance

In the past, resistance training programs for endurance athletes have not been embraced as part of their overall training plan. One reason is that athletes are not sure what to do or how to incorporate resistance training programs into their endurance sport. Another...

In-Season Strength Training for Runners

In-Season Strength Training for Runners

The body must be resilient to be a good runner and one of the things that can help build resilience is strength training. Runners who get injured frequently have problems with their level of strength especially in certain muscle groups. Running is a catabolic activity...

Single Leg Hop Tests

Single Leg Hop Tests

Hop tests are great functional assessments to see whether or not certain activities or exercises are appropriate for an athlete's skill level.When it comes to testing patients and athletes to determine if they are ready to return to a sport or activity after an...

Running and Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Running and Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Between 25 and 42% of all overuse injuries related to running occur in the knee, making it one of the most commonly injured areas. Among runners, Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS) is the second most common injury and is the most common reason for lateral knee pain....

Glute Activation & Gluteal Amnesia in Runners

Glute Activation & Gluteal Amnesia in Runners

Many runners do not realize it when they have trouble with glute activation, but their times can suffer and they can put themselves at more risk for injury if they don't address the cause. The gluteal muscles are a group of three separate muscles that make up the...

Glute Activation Exercises

Glute Activation Exercises

lPeople that have a hard time with the glute activation tests should be sure to start learning exercises to remediate glute amnesia before it becomes too much of a problem. We should remember a couple principles in regards to improving performance in the body: 1. SAID...

Glute Activation Test & Screens

Glute Activation Test & Screens

These are a couple screens or tests to evaluate for glute activation that you can do to see if you have proper function of the glute muscles (specifically gluteus maximus) in the video below.The glute activation tests in the video are as follows: Supine Glute Squeeze...

Respiratory Patterns & Breathing Assessment

Respiratory Patterns & Breathing Assessment

Breathing is something that we do everyday that effects how we feel and most of ups don't even know it. Dysfunctional breathing can contriute to problems of overall health and neuromusculoskeletal problems. Poor breathing can be related to problems with motor control...

Upper Back Pain Relief for Runners

Upper Back Pain Relief for Runners

The upper back is at a crossroads between the lower back, neck and shoulder blades and is therefore a common place to have pain and dysfunction in runners. Upper back pain between the shoulder blades is a frequent location as is upper back pain with breathing. It can...

Kinesio Tape for Runners

Kinesio Tape for Runners

You have probably seen those colored strips of tape that are often applied during athletic competition and training and thought “What is that?” Perhaps you have even used kinesio tape and wondered what kind of magic lessened the pain while you continued to train. It...

Plantar Fasciitis Night Splints Don’t Work

Plantar Fasciitis Night Splints Don’t Work

Night splints are a common thing that are recommended for treatment of plantar fasciitis or plantar fasciosis (PF). A night splint is a device that is worn while a person sleeps to keep their foot held up in a position like you were walking on your heels. This...

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