By Sam Ray and Brian Diaz | As physical therapists who are training for triathlons, we are constantly looking to enhance performance without injury.
By Smruti Shah Have you ever admired the form and technique of the elite endurance athlete as they close in on the finish line? Famed coach/runner Arthur Lydiard would tell you these athletes train, don’t strain. Clinically, most of the endurance athlete injuries I see are rooted in improper
By Brian Beatty | You can’t pick up a health or fitness magazine that does not have some content to develop your “Core” or “Core Stability”. But what does this really mean and do we embody the concept in its optimal form?
Exercise trends and how to avoid common injuries Adult exercise programs, like CrossFit, have been springing up across the country on a constant basis. With benefits like increased strength and a sense of community, many people are signing up. But with any new exercise program, there can be risk
By Dana Ayers This year held a big change for my normal workout routine and me; I have been deployed overseas with our military. Now I’m somewhere in Afghanistan and find myself re-learning lessons about the importance of fitness against the backdrop of this new environment. I’m appreciating timeless
By Brian Beatty Recovery happens after activity and training. We spend a lot of time creating very specific training and activity schedules carefully crafted for maximum improvement and goal achievement. Having a training plan and being disciplined to it is great. However, remember that effect of training on the
By Brian Beatty We all agree that ‘work smarter not harder’ is conceptually desirable, but realistically we often default to ‘putting our head down and grinding it out’. Our chosen activities can provide ample opportunity to practice either, or, and both. Working smarter embodies the idea of maximizing efficiency.
By Brian Beatty Efficient motion is critical to cycling performance. This article offers a way to refine your own ‘body spin scan’ skill and improve speed, power, and performance on the bike through increasing your pedaling efficiency. Applying consistent, even force to the pedal is key. You can hear
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 logical that this type of exercise is better suited