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Is there an effective strength program for runners who hate the gym?   The long distance running community is not typically renowned for its love of gym sessions. Most runners just want to run and strength training is still commonly absent in training plans for the running season. The case for strength training may inadvertently not be helped by the overwhelming number of exercise protocols that bombard popular fitness publications and online sites. Many runners want to know if a sim...
Posted on 2018-09-05
When Can I Return to Exercising? The Timeline of Rotator Cuff Rehab – Advanced Phase (week 12-26)   It’s been three months since your rotator cuff surgery and hopefully your rehab timeline was on par with the average timeline. If all went to plan, you worked on passive shoulder range of motion, scapular isometrics and elbow/wrist active ROM during the early phase (weeks 1-6) and shoulder active range of motion, scapular strengthening and rotator cuff isometrics during the inte...
Posted on 2018-08-28
When Can I Return to Exercising? The Timeline of Rotator Cuff Rehab – Intermediate Phase (week 6-12)               Congrats! You made it through the first 6 weeks after your rotator cuff surgery and things are looking up! At this point, your pain is most likely controlled and you no longer need medication, your passive range of motion is nearly back to normal, sleep is finally comfortable again and you are getting a full night...
Posted on 2018-08-13
When Can I Return to Exercising? The Timeline of Rotator Cuff Rehab – Early Phase (week 1-6)             Let’s talk about one of the most nagging and limiting shoulder injuries out there: rotator cuff tears. The diagnosis used to bring up discussions about “career ending injury” among sports analysists, but due to advances in surgical techniques and rehabilitation data, it seems the topic has shifted to “will a...
Posted on 2018-06-19
The 2 Most Common Running Form Errors That Cause Calf Pain and How To Fix Them Have you ever been in the middle of your half marathon and felt a sharp, pulling, cramping feeling in the back of your leg below your knee? Calf pain affects a great deal of runners and can present as Achilles pain, back-of-the-knee pain, or just a good old tight calf cramp.  Usually, the pain comes on quickly and keeps you from a normal running stride leaving you limping the rest of your run. What’s e...
Posted on 2018-05-09
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