5 Things Every Runner Should Know

  Whether you’re a competitive marathoner, recreational runner, or treadmill warrior, here are some things we should all have under our belt (other than just our legs, of course)!   1) Bones, your best friends or your worst enemies   2) Mobility, the secret to performance enhancement   3) Resistance training, the runners ultimate weapon…

Disconnecting from Technology

The average American spends about 2-4 hours each day slumped over their smart phone, that’s roughly 700-1,400 hours per year! This causes a huge stress on your cervical spine and, if left unchecked, it could easily lead to premature wear and degeneration of your cervical spine, which could also lead to surgery (Firger, 2014). Slouching even impairs your shoulder mobility, the more thoracic kyphosis (hunchback and rounded shoulders) a person becomes, the greater immobility their shoulders will experience. (Rotsalai Kanlayanaphotporn, 2014)

Motivate!!!

Last entry, we talked about the little decisions that add up to create the big picture.  The Slight Edge principle discussed in Jeff Olson’s book The Slight Edge (phenomenal book; read it if you have not already) has incredible application to our life, if we make all the right ‘little’ decisions along the way.  You…

Reprogramming your brain

Where does every athlete start?  Where does every fitness model, competitor, or enthusiast start their fitness journey?  I’ll give you a hint, it started long before the weight lifting, the stair climber, the treadmill; way before the 5-6 day fitness routine, before the nutrition plan, before the protein shakes and the hours reading up on…

The Importance of being…glute conscience

Contrary to what some would have you believe, your bottom is not just for aesthetics.  The glute muscles, which include the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus, are some of the biggest and strongest muscles on the human body.  In addition to moving the lower extremities through a wide range of motion, the gluteus…