Posts Tagged ‘Slideboard’
Filed under: corrective exercise, Program Design, Running
Multi-Directional Training for the Sagittal Athlete
by Carson Boddicker on Jun 12th, 2009
If you have been following my blog for any period of time, you know that I have become an increasingly big fan of slideboard work for runners. This opinion was developed for many reasons. Runners spend so much time driving in the sagittal plane that their movement skills only apply to straight ahead movement. While this is fine and "sport specific" I see this to be counterproductive in the long term from both a movement skill and injury preven...
Filed under: corrective exercise, Running
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 23rd, 2009
Recently, I've made a passing mention to slideboard training and its utility to the distance runner. For those who don't know, a slideboard is a piece of equipment that was initially intended for those involved in skating sports as a way to help perfect technique and condition outside of the winter season. My initial experience with slideboards occurred several years ago, when rehabbing with Vic Rakhshani. The board was one of the key compo...
Filed under: Testing and Evaluation
Keeping Track of Your Work
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 19th, 2009
I love training logs. In fact, I collect them. I have nearly every mile, every workout, and every pain, recovery mode, or day off I have ever done written down and sitting on my bookshelf. I have bits and pieces of current and former elite athlete's logs, I have logs of jumpers, sprinters, throwers, golfers, you name it, I have it. Hell, I might even have a Captain's Log or two. But why am I so obsessed with logs? Well, they allow a l...
Filed under: corrective exercise
Why Don’t You Slide?
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 14th, 2009
Sorry for not posting much today. On top of it being a very important day in the relationship realm, Valentine's Day, (hope you remembered gentlemen!) I have been building a slide board today. For those who don't know what a slide board is, it is a training tool used a lot by skaters and skiiers that simulates their sport's movements. For runners, it is an exceptional way to break out of the typical movement stereotypes and ward off injury....