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Runner Therapy: Part 2 Why runners shouldn’t wear flip flops

Runner Therapy: Part 2 Why runners shouldn’t wear flip flops

In part one of this series we talked about the foot flexors and the effect the flip-flop has on them. Lets look at the group as a whole and get more in depth. The main muscles that are effected by the flip-flop happen to sit right behind the gastroc-soleus complex, that group you know of […]

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Runner Therapy: Part 1 Why Runners Shouldn’t Wear Flip Flops

Runner Therapy: Part 1 Why Runners Shouldn’t Wear Flip Flops

Its that time of year again and time for my most famous rant. This year I won’t disappoint…a special 2 part blog. Here we go…. Most of us greet the summer with the beloved flip-flop. Becoming ever more popular, the flip-flop is a summertime staple. Rainbows, Reefs and Havanianas have become as trendy as the […]

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Runner Therapy: OTS or Overtraining Syndrome

Runner Therapy: OTS or Overtraining Syndrome

Do these symptoms sound familiar? Fatigue or general malaise Lack of interest, lack of energy Poor performance Higher than normal blood pressure and/or heart rate, especially heart rates failing to recover as well as usual Low immunity to colds/flu Difficulty concentrating/hazy feeling Overtraining syndrome is exactly what it sounds like. It is a group of […]

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Runner Therapy: Be Prepared, NYC Marathon Checklist

Runner Therapy: Be Prepared, NYC Marathon Checklist

The NYC Marathon is now in full view! Check out my list of things to prepare for now! 1. ONE well-rested athlete. Spend the rest of this week and Saturday resting. Even if you are not asleep, just being in a place of comfort, especially laying down is best, even if its just watching movies. […]

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Pre-Marathon Injury, Do’s and Don’ts

Pre-Marathon Injury, Do’s and Don’ts

Getting injured this close to the marathon is a tricky place to be. You did all this training, you were feeling great, and BAM, it hits you out of nowhere. Here are some do’s and dont’s for planning your next few weeks. 1. DON’T do speed or hill work. At a base line, just get […]

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