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Feel Your Way to Better Sports Technique athlete pain free athlete self the pain free athlete training Mar 14, 2013

"Human beings are the only species of life which has the capability of interfering with its own growth. The human being tends to block this natural process by doubting his potential. He believes that if he can't do something right away it's because the potential isn't there."
-Fritz Perls, father...

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Shin Splints Can Occur in Seasonal Transition alignment posture alignment running running form running technique the pain free athlete walking form Mar 11, 2013

In case you missed my article in the Los Alamos Daily Post it is reprinted below.

Transitioning from skis to running shoes can be painful. When skiing our foot is connected to a long board and never makes contact with the ground. In running, the foot is free to move on its own and comes...

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Book Review: Younger Next Year for Women exercise pain free athlete resistance training strength training the pain free athlete training weight-loss Mar 06, 2013

Although this book review is of the women's version of the book it is applicable to men as well. Men will enjoy the first book, Younger Next Year.

Co-written by internist Dr. Henry (Harry) S. Lodge, M.D. and his patient, 73 year old Chris Crowley, Younger Next Year for Women is...

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My Diagnosis of Osteoarthritis heal yourself healing an injury pain free athlete pain free body the pain free athlete Feb 27, 2013

I was diagnosed with severe bone-on-bone Osteoarthritis (OA) in my left hip in 2007 after arthroscopic surgery. When my doctor and I parted, his last words were, "I'll see you in 15 years for your hip replacement." In my late 30s I was too young for a joint replacement, being advised to reduce my...

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Straighten Then Strengthen Your Body alignment posture alignment posture exercises posture therapy strength training the pain free athlete Feb 21, 2013

In case you missed my article in the Los Alamos Daily Post it is reprinted below.

Lifting weights is a great way to increase strength. Unfortunately, it can also engrain postural disparities and movement compensations. This reality has spawned the term, dysfunctional fitness, whereby we...

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Self Control is Exhaustible! mind mind-body pain free athlete self-discipline the pain free athlete Feb 11, 2013

"What looks like laziness may actually be exhaustion."

This was one of the lessons from the book Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard. I listened to this book last year and recently attended a Wellcoaches class on the book which prompted me to write this blog.

In an...

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Knee Injuries and Alignment alignment knee osteoarthritis posture alignment posture analysis posture exercises the pain free athlete Feb 07, 2013

In case you missed my article in the Los Alamos Daily Post it is reprinted below.

Contrary to popular belief your knee is not a fragile joint. It is designed to run, jump, ski and perform all the activities you ask of it. The knee is actually a simple joint with a complex job. Acting as...

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My Egoscue® Experience, A Client's Perspective alignment egoscue egoscue method functional training posture alignment the pain free athlete Jan 30, 2013

Guest Column: by Lynn Bjorklund

I started Egoscue® with Jessica in 2010 when I was in a downward spiral with numerous injuries. Each year I tried harder and could do less. Most people chalk it up to just getting older and that is what is normal to expect. I didn't want to believe that, so I...

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Strength Training for Better Posture: Lat Front Pulldown posture posture alignment posture exercises rounded shoulders the pain free athlete Jan 24, 2013

       

Starting Position

  • Hand position on the bar is determined by abducting the arms to the side, bending at the elbows, rotating upwards and reaching straight up to grab the bar.

  • The thumb wraps around the bar with the other fingers forming a hook. This reduces tension...

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Strength Training for Better Posture: Chest Press functional training posture therapy resistance training strength strength training Jan 17, 2013

         

Starting Position

  • Lie down on a bench with your knees bent and feet flat on the bench.

  • Distance between your heels and butt is ~ 6".

  • Arms extended directly above the chest.

  • Weights are facing each other with the palms down.

  • Lower back has a natural...

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Making Successful Transitions change goal self self healing transitions Jan 07, 2013

The month of January is a time of natural transition where we say goodbye to the previous year and excitedly enter into the new year. It is the one time on our calendar that as a society we vow to make positive changes and take action. 

If the timing is right and motivation is high, then why...

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7 Reasons to Try Cross-Country Skiing pain free athlete skiing technique the pain free athlete training winter Dec 27, 2012

1. No Lift Lines and Cheap Trail Passes

With multiple trails all accessed though human power there is rarely an opportunity to be slowed down by others. The solitude, beauty, quiet, and undisturbed snow creates a magical environment.

Over the holidays several years ago my husband and I were...

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