Injury Prevention

What if you could recover faster?

Dr. Dave’s Do-Do rule says, “It’s not how much training you DO, rather, it’s how well you recover from the training you DO DO. Because, if you get injured or sick from DOing too much, you are in deep DOO DOO.” Joe Vigil, another one of my mentors, says, “There’s no such thing as over…
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Marathoners need Eccentric Training

To be a successful marathon runner, you need to do more than just run. Sure, getting in the mileage is important. But how do you ensure your legs have the durability to go the distance? You need to be strong. Strong things are less likely to break, and in a sport where at least half…
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MOBILITY NIRVANA

First we called it “stretching.” Then, the word stretching went out of fashion and we started calling it “flexibility.” Soon, “flexibility” was no longer in vogue and we started calling it “mobility.” And I have to admit, I do like “mobility” best as it gets at the end goal (optimal mobility) as opposed to the…
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THE IMPORTANCE OF PREHAB

The reason we run differs for each individual. It could be to run a certain time, lose weight, for the long-term health benefits or for pure enjoyment. The list is endless and it’s always a joy to help athletes to move steps closer to hitting those goals. Something that often gets in the way of…
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THE RUNNER’S GUIDE TO ICE BATHS

Eggs are good for you. Eggs are bad for you. Eggs are good for you. If you’re middle-aged like I am, you’re used to conflicting advice on everything from nutrition to stretching to training volume and intensity. The same goes for ice baths. There are so many conflicting reports that it’s hard to know what…
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