Let’s answer the one of the most common questions runners ask. How do I start running and not end up back at square one?!
Dealing with painful achilles is tough! Let’s get you feeling better in three simple steps.
After we have removed the aggravating positions, movements, and footwear we want to start challenging the achilles tendon (AT) with progressively more challenging exercises.
The sun slowly cracks through your window as you slowly wake from a restful night’s sleep. You throw your feet over the side of the bed ready to attack your day. Then “BAM!” an invisible foe sticks an imaginary knife in the back of your heel, rendering you motionless and ready to crawl back under the covers.
Knee pain when you run is tough! There are three key principles I use when helping runners out of injury and back to 100%.
4 KEY questions runners need to answer
Runners are often as nervous about the weight room as they are about taking a day off. Fear of injury, confusion at what to do, and the nerves of pumping iron next to a bunch of meatheads with protein shakers keep them relegated to the “core” area with body weight and bands. They’re also deathly afraid of putting on weight. Maybe bulking up our runners should be the goal?
It usually starts with a single conversation: a few words, a simple comment, or chatter at a meet. A seemingly meaningless interaction that sets the stage for lifelong troubles. I was finishing up a session with one of my long-term clients when the conversation quickly switched from superficial topics to her experiences growing up. She spoke on struggles with an …
A runner begrudgingly crutches into their physician’s office with a stress fracture diagnosis and beautiful black boot. The million-dollar question of “When can I run again?” is proposed, and unemotional calculation occurs. The runner quickly circles the specific date on their calendar and heads to the gym to tread water and spin on a bike. Time slowly passes like a kid waiting for Christmas. As the sun rises on the morning of the circled date, the runner happily exits their front door and starts their return to run progression.
Bone Stress Injuries (BSIs) are frustrating and confusing. Understanding how BSIs heal is vital to allow us to return to running. This video highlights critical concepts you need to know and how to progress back to training. Here are a few topics I cover. If you found this video helpful, be sure to sign up for my newsletter below. I …