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Fix Your Running Blisters with Hip Alignment Exercises: Gadrie's Story Sep 19, 2018

Guest Blog: Gadrie Edmunds

I started running regularly when I was 19 or 20 to try and lose weight and get in shape. Not knowing any better, I started off running in aerobics shoes. I don’t know if the shoes contributed to it, or if I just took a bad step one day, but somewhere in that...

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Try Mouth Taping at Night to Improve Health and Performance Aug 22, 2018

I started taping my mouth shut when going to bed a few months ago after reading The Oxygen Advantage by Patrick McKeown. McKeown practices the Buteyko Method. As you can see by her wide-eyed gaze, my dog, Sasha, is very worried that she can’t give lots of slobbery kisses with my mouth...

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A Better Way to Band Walk Jul 27, 2018

Band walking is a good exercise to strengthen your hips. Unfortunately, many people do it wrong. The problem is that the hip is not positioned correctly when performing the exercise. Additionally, people often don’t take into consideration muscle coordination during the movement. If you...

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Express Your Sincere Desire to Heal: A Client Success Story Jun 21, 2018

 

Salil Wilson is the executive director of the Peace Run. He has dedicated the last 31 years of his life to this global torch relay, traveling around the world to spread this important message. For the last two years, however, Salil has not been able to run. Despite his pain and inability...

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How to Stop Freaking Out When You Hurt May 15, 2018

I hate being in pain!

 

The other night, following a mountain bike ride, my left shin hurt so much I couldn’t even stand on it! I didn’t think I had done anything out of the ordinary. Yet, my leg was killing me. It’s funny how everything else I had to do that night suddenly...

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The Best Exercise You Can do for Running Efficiency Apr 30, 2018

In last month’s blog, Improve Your Running Form: Align Your Core, I discussed the importance of aligning your core to allow for counter-rotation between the upper and lower body, specifically between the rib cage and the pelvis. Keep in mind that the hip sits within the pelvis and follows...

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Improve Your Running Form: Align Your Core Mar 27, 2018

While I was on my recent book tour, I stopped at Fusion Multisport in Los Alamos, NM. There, I gave a talk on Core Running Posture. This blog re-caps some of the information that I shared.

 Running requires a transfer of power between your upper and lower body. The torso, which contains the...

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Have you Taken the WEEKLY CHALLENGE? Feb 27, 2018

Because I am trying to expand my audience and to be more “social,” I started a WEEKLY CHALLENGE that I post every Monday morning on The Pain Free Athlete FaceBook page.

By now, many of us have given up on our New Year’s Resolutions, but there is nothing that says we can only...

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Embracing Technology to Heal Jan 16, 2018

Ever since I started posture therapy, I have not had a local therapist. Yet, I have recovered. Although I would have preferred working with someone in the same room, that is not always an option when you live in a small town. Because of the limited resources, more specialized therapies are often...

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Conquering Your Fear of Re-injury Dec 19, 2017

Please enjoy an excerpt from my book, Winning the Injury Game, available on Amazon.

 

As you resume sports, your primary fear is most likely re-injury. Because of your previous injury, you may have been through extensive rehabilitation, unable to play your sport, and you don't want to go...

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The Secret to Peak Performance: Total Alignment Nov 27, 2017

Please enjoy an excerpt from my book, Winning the Injury Game, available on Amazon.

 

The best athlete is in alignment—physically, mentally, emotionally, and, spiritually. This athlete is aligned not just in body as discussed previously, but also in mind and soul. I refer to this as...

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The Role of Loads and Forces in Chronic Pain and Injury Oct 24, 2017

Please enjoy an excerpt from my book, Winning the Injury Game, available on Amazon.

 

Katy Bowman, a well-renowned movement biomechanist, has a great discussion about loads in her book, Move Your DNA.1 If you are into this sort of thing, definitely check it out. In her example, she...

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