I have mentioned in previous posts that MRI findings are not all that they are cracked up to be with aches and pains. You have people who have the same findings on MRI one with a lot of pain, one with no pain. The one who has a lot of pain can figure out howContinue reading “My MRI shows some damage, do I need surgery?”
Knee pain is likely the most common complaint among runners. In fact growing up and as I got more into running I always heard that running would caused advanced arthritis in the knees like it was a fact of life. This simply is not true.
I care a lot about my running community, I understand the freedom and clarity that comes with a quiet trail run through the woods, as Christopher McDougal stated in his book I know we were born to run, but I try to stay as objective as possible when I look at life and human behavior.
Calf pain is a very common issue with Runners. There are a number of reasons why your calf might be over stressed with running, but one I will talk to you about today is your hip. If you are not getting enough power from your hip extension you may be over using your calf toContinue reading “Calf Pain and Running”
One thing that I hear from 90% of athletes is that they need to stretch more or if their training partner is sore they recommend them to stretch more. I believe this is ill advised.
Today I want to tell you that not all core training is created equal. I have met so many people who have told me that they do all of this core training which is likely contributing to their pain. If you are doing sit ups and crunches, stop
Whats cadence? What should running cadence be? This was a question I got from an elite runner I was working with who had developed injuries and has not been able to train for over a year. It blew my mind that this guy’s coach would put these young men through so much stress without even discussingContinue reading “Running Cadence”
is heel striking bad? Simply put yes. The human body has adapted to running over 2 million years. Humans did not have shoes with a cushioned heel until the 1970s. before that our species used our ankle as a spring to improve timing, tension and shock absorption.
Here are some core training tips to keep your back healthy and improve your power on the mat. https://youtu.be/B2mB2Y2kTog
There are a number of aches and pains that can happen when your glutes (the biggest and most powerful muscle in lower body) do not work how they are supposed to. It is common to develop low back pain, knee pain, hamstring or calf pain when this muscle is not working correctly. What do theContinue reading “Glute activation in runners”