Category Archives for Resources

Runner’s Guide To Stretching

Stretching and flexibility are tow of the more controversial topics in the running and strength training world. Coaches, trainers, experts and runners disagree over its usefulness in supplementing and enhancing performance, quickening recovery, and preventing injury. Numerous studies have deemed all stretching useless pre and post workout. While other studies claim some types of stretches […]

Continue Reading

Runner’s Guide To Injury Prevention

About Me Blog Resources Chapter 1: An Introduction To Runner’s Injuries Injuries can occur in many ways. Not just from running. You can obtain injuries from walking, cross training, even stretching. Injuries happen. However, it is our job to try and prevent them from happening or minimize the damage. Do not wait until you get injured to […]

Continue Reading

Runner’s Guide To Massage

 Chapter 1: What is massage? It is the process of applying pressure (using several different techniques involving hand strokes and different objects) to different areas to the body to promote relaxation and relieve tension within the muscle group. Why Can Runners Benefit From Massage? This post will talk about how massage can benefit runners. Although massages […]

Continue Reading

Runner’s Guide To The Barbell Row

Your back is one of the largest muscle groups in the body. It is one of the prominent sources of strength of any pulling motion you with your upper body. Like your shoulders, the back muscles provide a lot of torque in your upper body rotation as you run. Proper Rowing Technique: So how do you do […]

Continue Reading

Runner’s Guide To The Barbell Squat

The Barbell Squat is one of the most efficient ways to train your running muscles, core, and lower body. The Squat is a full body exercise.  Your legs and core are doing most of the work but other muscle groups also play a part during the movement as well. Your back, shoulders, and core support […]

Continue Reading

Runner’s Guide To The Barbell Shoulder Press

The Shoulder Press is great exercise for athletes. This movement builds strength and endurance for shoulders. It is ignored sometimes by some athletes when strength training. However, they are just as important as the other upper body muscle groups. They connect your arms to the rest of the body and play a key role in the […]

Continue Reading

Runner’s Guide To The Deadlift

The Deadlift is a great exercise for runners. Whether your goals are injury prevention, stronger muscles, or quicker stride.  Deadlifting can help you accomplish that goal. Let’s focus on injury prevention though. Benefits of The Deadlift And How It will Help You Prevent Injury Improved tendon and ligament strength. This results in better joint and […]

Continue Reading

Runner’s Guide For The Chest Press

The Chest Press is one of the most effective upper body exercises because it activates so many muscle groups in the upper body. This movement works your chest, triceps, shoulders, forearms and back. Thus, we can build a stronger foundation in the upper body. Benefits of The Chest Press And How It Will Help You […]

Continue Reading

Dynamic Stretching Guide

Dynamic Stretching – stretching exercises that are done with movement to obtain or increase full range of motion. The benefits of dynamic stretching are pretty clear. They allow to work on your coordination and movement while increasing your range of motion prior to competition or intense workout.  This makes for a great addition to a warm […]

Continue Reading

Static Stretching Guide

Static Stretching.  Stretching exercises are done without movement (unlike dynamic stretching) to obtain or increase full range of motion. This is the most basic form of stretching. These exercises are performed by passively or actively elongating the muscle to its farthest point in your range of motion. Feeling the stretch and holding it there for a […]

Continue Reading