By Elizabeth Towe | In this exercise we are adapting a basic core exercise to practice achieving ‘Flow’ state when you do any activity.
By Elizabeth Towe Objective: Last month we worked on a basic plank, with four points of contact (hands and feet). This month we move to a more challenging side plank, with only two points of contact, and add challenge by taking the top leg away from the support
By Elizabeth Towe In trail running, hip and core stability rule! Whether it is a smooth fire road or technical single-track trail, you need to be able to transfer weight quickly from one leg to the other and hold your body stable. To achieve this stability, the arms and shoulders must
By Elizabeth Towe This exercise builds leg strength, stability of the pelvis and torso, and smooth control of your leg swinging forward in gait. There is a natural tendency to rush through the difficult spots in a movement. Working slowly and deliberately with this movement can help you identify
By Elizabeth Towe Hamstrings, calves and hips can become chronically tight from endurance sports. Excessive tightness can then create pulling on the pelvis that robs power and results in spine, hip, and hamstring pain. This month’s core corner gives you dynamic mobilization for these structures. It also builds core
By Elizabeth Towe A critical component of cycling is allowing an efficient circular path of the leg while having a stable core. In this exercise you challenge both the elements of a controlled circle of the leg and a stable core. The goal is to develop efficient power to
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. It also provides hip extension (glute and hamstring) activation,
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 Lunge with Single Arm Row, one of my favorite