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Running Skills live stream follow up

Thanks to all who joined our first Running Skills and Strength live stream home workout. Here is an extra tidbit:       More Isn’t Always Better Many of the exercises we do for Running Skills and Strength involve ending in the Running Position. The goal being to train the use of the hips to control […]

Online sessions and classes available now!

We’ve all been adjusting to the “new normal” amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, and we hope you’re hanging in there. At Balanced Movement, we’ve been working hard this past week to transition as many of our services as possible to an online / remote format. Read on to learn about our current offerings.

Running Plyometric Workout

Intelligently incorporating plyometric drills into running can help build speed, efficiency and tissue durability. This workout goal is to have a smaller number of exercise reps, (we use 60 in this workout) and focus on generating maximum explosive power on each jump repetition.

Finding Your Running Flow

These routines were inspired as a way to prepare for optimal performance in at a race event. Most of us could use something to smooth out the pre-race jitters, mental chatter, and taper tantrums.

Core Corner: Single Leg Squat Cone Touch

The objective of this move is theoretically simple, but realistically challenging exercise is to refine your control when on one leg so that your energy expenditure in running goes toward moving you forward, not just holding you upright.

Maximizing an Event Specific Training Plan

Goal events (Marathon, Half-Marathons and Ultras of all terrains) give us focus and motivation. We create specific run training programs for the event and put in the miles in a specific and thoughtful manner. Rarely does the same focus and preparation carry over into how we prepare our bodies for, and recover from, the training miles. However, the non-running (Supplemental Strength and Skills) part of a training plan can be critical for maximizing the benefit of the training.