05 Jul

Precool before exercising during a heat wave

Warm ups before exercise or racing are well known, and are implemented to warm up your muscles, heart rate, flexibility, etc.  But should we warm up before a workout or race during a heat wave? Well, a warm up may actually hinder your performance during a heat wave. So what should we do? Try a […]

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01 May

A tight ankle can cause foot, ankle, knee, hip, back pain.

Do you have hip pain, knee pain, or foot ankle pain?  Are you having a hard time resolving it?  Can’t figure it out.  Well guess what.  Your problem may be tight ankle or limited dorsiflexion…and it is often missed, by even the most skilled health care professionals. We see many people who have unsolved back […]

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05 Mar

Stretch those hip flexors and save your back!

Do you have a hard time standing up from sitting? Do you feel like a stiff old geezur? When you get off your bike and try running, are you having a hard time standing up straight? This problem happens to many people who sit too much, especially triathletes.  They sit on the bike so much, […]

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30 Jan

Winter Cross Training – Skinning – Open those HIPS!

You got the winter blues? Inconsistent weather of freezing cold, great snow, rain, freezing cold, great snow, rain…repeat.  Should I run, bike, ski, hike, or read a book?  Winter is a difficult time of year for a consistent outdoor exercise routine.  But sometimes the mountain gives us a sweet surprise. I had a great day […]

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03 Jan

Screw your shoes – ice running safely

Screw shoes? We see too many injuries from falls on ice that could have easily been prevented if you just had proper footwear.  Putting screws in your shoes is so simple and will allow you to run on ice safely.  Works great for winter bike shoes too, for when you get off the bike.  So […]

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10 Dec

Could Shortening Your Stride be the Key to Better Running?

Could Shortening Your Stride Be the Key to Better Running? Minimalist shoes, initial contact (heel, midfoot, or forefoot), chi running—we’ve all heard numerous techniques for the safest, most efficient way to run. It’s true—there are multiple factors to consider when developing an efficient stride. Harvard’s Daniel Lieberman and Christopher McDougall, author of Born To Run, […]

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