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SUSTAINABILITY OF YOU – Jump Higher to Run Faster: Plyometrics for Distance Runners

By Smruti Shah Many sports include plyometric training, but it is only within the past decade that its value to distance running has been studied. Plyometrics are high-intensity, high-impact exercises that can aid in producing explosive muscle power. It seems ...

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SUSTAINABILITY OF YOU – Two Simple Exercises to Strengthen Your Glutes

By Norah Cetin With the warm weather approaching, most avid runners are likely starting to up the mileage to prepare for summer races or simply to enjoy the sunshine. With increased mileage can come increased risk of injury, especially when ...

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CORE CORNER – Single Leg Forward Bend

By Elizabeth Towe As the running distance increases, the time for other exercise becomes scarce. This exercise packs a large bang for the buck into a single motion. It improves single leg stability, the critical core element for running efficiency. ...

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SUSTAINABILITY OF YOU – Get Up and Move

By Brian Beatty A reason to run? A better question might be, why not? Walking and running are what we are inherently designed to do. We do it better than any other species. Human gait (walking and running) is just ...

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SUSTAINABILITY OF YOU – Run for Your Health

While better health may be one of your motivators for running, it could be benefitting you in more ways than you realize. If you occasionally lack motivation to lace up those sneakers for yet another long run, remind yourself of ...

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SUSTAINABILITY OF YOU – Train for a Reason and a Purpose

By Brian Diaz As the New Year wanes and spring starts creeping in with hints of warmer weather ahead, many of us hit the outdoors for the beautiful period when it’s not too hot to get out and do what ...

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SUSTAINABILITY OF YOU – Cross Training for Running

By Kristen Sieber The purpose of cross training into a running program or training schedule is to enhance the strength, the endurance, and overall well being of your fitness and health. But, use caution when incorporating cross training so it ...

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CORE CORNER – Step Back Lunge with Single Arm Row

By Elizabeth Towe Efficient running requires a stable-stance leg from which you can drive your body forward. Connecting the power of the stance leg to a stable torso with opposite arm rotation improves the efficiency of running. The Step Back ...

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SUSTAINABILITY OF YOU – From Athlete to Amputee: How physical therapy can help in your road to recovery

Martha Nauman, a resident of Huntersville, NC, has always been passionate about being an athlete, teacher, and mother. However, in February 2013, she faced a serious health situation that would lead her to find even greater ways to inspire others. ...

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SUSTAINABILITY OF YOU – Redefining Wellness: It Takes a Community

By Rob Schneider & Brian Beatty It takes a village to raise a child. It also takes a community to support the health and wellness of each of us. We rely upon and build those we are drawn to because ...

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