Posts Tagged ‘Running’
Filed under: coaching, Running
The Myth of Core Function in Running
by Carson Boddicker on May 11th, 2010
The emphasis of "core" training and particularly the emphasis on training the core as an anti-rotation, anti-flexion, and anti-extension entity has reached a point where we have overreacted and, as coaches, may potentially be harming our athletic development. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not coming down and saying that we are over emphasizing core training and that we shouldn't be training it in the weight room with respect to said functions. ...
Filed under: Anatomy and Physiology, coaching
Dan Pfaff, Skill, and Intelligent Integration
by Carson Boddicker on May 3rd, 2010
This weekend I spent some time enjoying the wisdom of Dan Pfaff. In a 35 minute presentation, I was able to extract some excellent quotes that you will enjoy. “Programs without effective teaching...it may as well stay on the page.” “The core of any training plan is out of improving the athletes's physiology and psychological state.” “Coaches need to study biophysics...the fascial systems communicate...” “Speed training...
Filed under: coaching, corrective exercise
When soreness is a good thing…
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 12th, 2010
In the sporting world, soreness is a given at one point or another. This soreness can be from an increase in training load or even the precursor to an injury that demands attention before the wheels fall off and training time is missed. Lately, I've been doing a fair shake of work with an athlete returning to high performance, and yesterday, she mentioned that she had become sore and fatigued in areas that she had not been in a while. As sh...
Filed under: corrective exercise
Ankle Braces and Ankle Health
by Carson Boddicker on Dec 16th, 2009
I recently was asked what was the "best" ankle brace to use. Below are my thoughts, which are in line with that of ACE Bandages and Kinesiotape. Enjoy! Weeding through the ankle brace market can certainly be trying for even the professional. While they are a great short term "band-aid; to be entirely honest, an ankle brace will only make your problems worse in the long run by weakening the tissues around the joint even more and contribut...
Filed under: Announcements, Running
Do less, faster
by Carson Boddicker on Nov 30th, 2009
Do less, faster By Carson Boddicker High Country Running Sunday, November 29, 2009 With winter descending upon Flagstaff, we're sure to see several days where there is too much ice, snow or wind to get out safely for a run. Add on top of this the rigors of the holiday season -- travel, cooking, shopping -- and it's no wonder that this is the most difficult time of year to keep up with a fitness regime. Luckily, however, more and more rese...
Filed under: Announcements
A Few Announcements…
by Carson Boddicker on Nov 18th, 2009
1. The Wellsphere Health Blogger Award is progressing nicely, and thanks to you all, I've been as high as a tie for fourth place. I now need three votes to take over the fourth place position. If you haven't had a chance yet, take a quick second to go cast your vote! for Carson B. http://www.BoddickerPerformance.com 2. My friend Dr. John Berardi and Precision Nutrition had a great post regarding gluten se...
Filed under: Business, Program Design
A few announcements…
by Carson Boddicker on Oct 22nd, 2009
1. My good friend Patrick Ward is running a series of phenomenal articles on developing high school aged athletes. I was fortunate enough to be asked able to contribute an article on the long term development model. You can check it out at Optimum Sports Performance. 2. Life in Flagstaff is going well, and I'm in the process of trying to locate a new facility. If you have any suggestions, please drop me a note. 3. My faithful compu...
Filed under: coaching, Running
Finding the Right Hill
by Carson Boddicker on Sep 14th, 2009
I've picked up some good feedback from my post on Thursday about hill training, so I thought it would be wise to clarify exactly what grade of 4% really looks like. To determine the slope of the hill requires a little bit of algebra and the knowledge of the elevation of your start and end points plus the total distance between start and finish. For those who are training with GPS, which I hope is most, this information is very easy to collec...
Filed under: Program Design, Running, Testing and Evaluation
Determining Percentages of Max Heart Rate
by Carson Boddicker on Aug 29th, 2009
Lately I've mentioned several times about using heart rate to guide your training sessions, so today I'll attempt to elucidate the benefits of doing so as well as teach you how to make the appropriate calculations. To effectively determine intensities based upon heart rates, it is first critical to establish a few things: 1. An average resting heart rate, by taking it upon waking daily. My athletes enter the data into a spreadsheet that...
Filed under: Program Design, Running
Building the Metabolic Base
by Carson Boddicker on Aug 27th, 2009
I've been criticized from time to time for focusing too much on strength, power, and speed development and not enough on my beliefs with regards to the actual metabolic work that I have my athletes do, so we are going to take a look at the metabolic base work that I alluded to in yesterday's post. Once we've established a nice base of strength, speed, power, and optimized movement patterns over the summer months, we start to add in more metabol...