Your body is a pretty cool thing. Wouldn't it be cool if you understood more about how it worked? A lot of information sources out there focus on developing your athletic engine. That's important! But it rarely has anything to do with your injuries, or maximizing your mechanics. This blog is here to educate and develop your chassis, so that your engine works better. Because no one likes to sit bench.
An athlete's body moves with mobility and control. This is for you. This is An Athlete's Body.
In my book Running Rewired, I make a strong case (backed by thousands of individual running gait analysis findings in my research lab) that runners need to bring not just FITNESS, but SKILL to the table.
If you’d like to hear a bit more, I hope you join The Host of The Strength Running Podcast, Jason Fitzgerald and I as we delve into just this. The goal isn’t to take up your time, but rather to help you progress as an athlete to ensure that you show up READY to every workout!
What type of runs improve your running performance? What type intensity should you use? How often should you train? What type of gains can be made with speedwork? Whats the difference between threshold intervals and VO2 Max intervals? How long should I recover between intervals? What does sprinting do? How do I integrate my strength and power work into my run training? If you’ve ever wondered about any of these questions, you REALLY should give this episode a lesson.
What started as a light-hearted discussion for Ryan (the host!) to plan his workouts for the week turned into one of the most content packed training + programming talks I’ve ever had recorded. Seriously. Put this episode on your MUST LISTEN list. Enjoy it!
In episode 7 of Fitter & Faster, physical therapist Jay Dicharry joins host Emma-Kate Lidbury to talk about injury prevention. Dicharry is an expert in the field of movement and biomechanical analysis and has helped thousands of triathletes overcome injury. He gives some great insights into how to stay injury-free, perhaps the most important of all being learning how to move well and building a body that is strong and robust enough to withstand the many hundreds of miles you want to swim, bike, and run.
Dicharry, who is the author of Running Rewired, also talks about some of the biggest mistakes he sees triathletes making and gives us some exercises to help keep injuries at bay.
Your connection point to the ground matters. Muscles in the feet need love and attention just like your quads and hamstrings. It keeps you stable, centered when fatigue sets in, and improved run speed, cutting, and jump height.
It’s winter- time for GarageFit! Got a garage? Got a few friends? (really hope this is a yes) Got a MOBO ? Got a box? Got resistance a band?
This is all you need to improve durability this off season. The whole workout takes less than 40 min. You can laugh and heckle your friends, and build whole body, stability, control, and bone density all at the same time.
Running is so much more about just going hard and grunting through it. I recorded a GREAT podcast with Trail Runner Nation that came out today. Check it out as we discuss everything from posture to foot control (seriously – this is one you’ll likely listen to a few times over as we covered SO much). We need to build control and awareness for a better you. Plenty of actionable tips and drills in this one that you can do NOW and your next run. Thanks Trail Runner Nation for a great chat!
Over my career, I’ve worked with tens of thousands of athletes. They train. Some do cross training. Some even hit the gym to train their glutes, hamstrings, quads, lats, and pecs. But through my research lab I’ve seen a common trend play out that no one does anything for their feet – and as an athlete, your connection point to the ground matters!
I’ve developed a novel approach to improving foot control, but there are millions of YOU and only one of ME. I wanted to scale my approach, and I prototyped, developed the product you see here. MOBO is a patent pending tool to improve your durability and performance as an athlete.
Please see moboboard.com + follow us on Instagram @mobo.board for more information and tips
I get a lot of requests for teaching, only so much time to go around right?
This year, the only remaining course I have open to the public is @ GaitHappens this June 29 + 30. The course title is Running Rewired after my new book, but we are going to cover so much more depth: everything from MSK eval and how it correlates to running gait, to running gait assessments, Gait cues for specific injuries, Rebuilding the Foot, Impact of upper body on running form, running shoes, and strength and conditioning for running athletes. If you are a clinician or coach you’ll find tons of foundational knowledge and skills you can use next week With your patients and athletes. To register, please see GaitHappens
The great folks at SmartEducation made this course video when I taught Running Rewired there last year. Check it out! I’m heading back there again this fall, but the courses are already sold out. Hope to see you in person soon in Colorado!
I was at the Running Event in Austin Texas just after Turkey Day, and VeloPress asked me a few questions they got from readers of Running Rewired. If you’ve got questions too, take 4 min and give this video a listen. Then more importantly, take the time to properly prepare your body for the demands of running!!!
If you want success, you need to show up ready for success. I hope Running Rewired is the tool to help you achieve your goals!
sorry the noise is muffled….the AC vents in this conference room were loud!