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.
New online program: Full and Half Marathon Strength & Skills
Categories: News, Running Resources
We get it. You know you “should” do strength & core work to support your long distance running goals — but where does the time go? ⏱
If you’re training for a fall marathon or half marathon, we’ve got an online strength program just for you. 🏃♀️🏃♂️
Walking with Weight Overhead
Categories: Core Corner
By Brian Beatty | This exercise builds leg and torso strength. Moving while holding a weight overhead will challenge your ability to find and hold your center over your feet. Source: Core Corner
Returning to Activity: How Much is Too Much?
Categories: Brian Beatty's Blog, Functional Movement Concepts, Health & Wellness
“No Pain, No Gain” may be an effective marketing slogan, but it is NOT the smartest way to rehabilitate an injury.
New AM Yoga Classes!
New morning yoga classes at the studio every Wednesday & Friday at 11am!
Musings on the Cycling Core (our new online program!)
Categories: Articles, Core Corner, Cycling Resources, Fitness and Strength Exercises, Zanna's Blog
Our goal with this program is to give bicycle riders a super clear, cycling-specific understanding about the purpose of training your core in a focused, time-efficient way. We talk about concrete goals (i.e., minimizing hips rocking on the saddle, the ability to control your upper body and hips when climbing or sprinting, so you can put #alldemwatts to their intended use…) and we SHOW you how to achieve them.
Restoring Normal Movement After Injury and Pain
Categories: Brian Beatty's Blog, Functional Movement Concepts
The process of regaining normal movement after an injury can can be viewed along a continuum. Our job is to help you navigate that path, while prioritizing your nervous system’s incredible capacity to learn new movement patterns.
The Pelvic Clock Exercise: Controlling the Pelvis from the Hips
Categories: Fitness and Strength Exercises, Functional Movement Concepts
The ability to control your center of gravity (which is located in your pelvis) from your hips is foundational skill for everyday life, athletic performance and the health of your hips and spine. Follow along with this “pelvic clock” exercise video and see what you can learn!
The Role of the Foot and Roll of the Ankle in Running
Categories: Brian Beatty's Blog, Fitness and Strength Exercises, Fleet Feet Training Groups, Functional Movement Concepts, Running Resources
Shin pain, ankle sprains and rolled ankles are common injuries, particularly for runners. These problems often become chronic, recurring, and frustrating! We’d like to share a couple simple things you can do to help recover from these issues!
Cramping: What Do We Know to Do?
Cramping is no fun, and the solutions are not as simple as managing hydration and electrolyte intake. Here’s an overview of what we know!