Posts Tagged ‘strength training’
Filed under: Program Design, Running, strength training
A Paradigm Shift In Off-Season Running
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 20th, 2009
Take a look at the average endurance athlete's off-season training program, and you'll likely see a “more is better” approach with high volumes of long aerobic work, a few threshold runs, and perhaps you'll also see some haphazardly performed “form running drills” and strides peppered in at random. What you likely won't see is a balanced strength program that focuses on improving multiple strength qualities and correcting structural and m...
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....
Filed under: Running, strength training
Cool, but No Play.
by Carson Boddicker on Feb 13th, 2009
I'm going to be upfront and honest with you. I'm a total nerd. For example, a few days ago, I stopped by to see a few friends and they were watching a movie. One line that jumped out at me was this: "You know who was cool, but didn't get much play? Velma from Scooby Doo." First of all, great line. Second of all, and here is where my nerdiness fits in, it reminds me of a particular training concept for distance running. What is the c...
Filed under: corrective exercise, injuries, Running
Spinal Stress Fractures and Runners
by Carson Boddicker on Jan 22nd, 2009
In climbing the road to the top of the performance mountain, most athletes realize that staying focused and consistent in training help tremendously to get to the top of his personal Everest. Any injury to the athlete, obviously, interferes with the consistency of training and thus makes progress to the top of the road that much more difficult. Recently, I've begun to see more and more athletes who have suffered from stress fractures to the s...