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COVID-19 Risk, Exercise and Immunity coronavirus covid-19 cycling endurance exercise immune function immune system immunity risk running walking Feb 10, 2021

 Why are so many athletes contracting COVID-19? This was the question my editor asked me a couple of weeks ago. In response, I explained that after exercising, our immunity is decreased. So, our risk of infection is greater following a workout. Consequently, if we are exposed to the...

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Recover While You Run arm recovery arm swing leg recovery run running running efficiency running endurance running form running technique stride the pain free athlete Sep 26, 2019

When we think of running and recovery, we generally visualize stretching, massage, rolling, or other post-workout activities. These are all excellent activities, but they only happen after the running workout is complete. Instead of recovering only after you've completed a run, read on to learn...

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Fix Your Running Blisters with Hip Alignment Exercises: Gadrie's Story blisters glute activation glutes hip hip flexors running running efficiency running technique structural integration 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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Express Your Sincere Desire to Heal: A Client Success Story chronic pain healing and injury healing chronic pain pain relief pain treatment running the pain free athlete 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 to...

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How to Stop Freaking Out When You Hurt mind-body mindful pain running the pain free athlete wellness wellness coaching 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 became...

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The Best Exercise You Can do for Running Efficiency pelvis rib cage running running efficiency running endurance running form running technique 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 align core pain free athlete pain free body posture alignment running running efficiency running form running technique the pain free athlete 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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4 Ways to Improve Your Running this Winter posture alignment running running efficiency running form running technique the pain free athlete Dec 31, 2013

 

 

1. First, Run in Soft Snow for Good Technique

The unstable surface of the snow does not allow you to push off for propulsion. This backward force may cause you to slip as the snow moves with your foot. Thus, you lose traction. If you don't push off from behind, you probably won't...

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Run, Walk and Hike Pain Free with These Exercises hiking pain free pain free athlete running the pain free athlete walking Oct 10, 2013

Running creates impact forces of up to 10 times your body weight! When your body is not stacked in a strong, aligned posture against the forces of gravity and ground reaction, guess what? Your body will suffer! With each foot strike, you hit the ground. Then,  the ground hits you back with...

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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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Understanding the Function Run pain free pain free athlete pain free body running running efficiency running form running technique the pain free athlete Oct 01, 2012

"The value of the function run is that it deliberately equalizes your strong compensating muscles and your weaker prime movers. When we are dysfunctional, heavy exertion demand automatically accesses our strongest muscles. Function runs are a way to stop that from happening and to give those...

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Running Technique, Posture and Pain alignment posture alignment running running efficiency running form running technique Sep 06, 2012

In case you missed my article in the Los Alamos Daily Post.

 

There are no sports beyond our body's capability! When we have pain playing a sport though, it is easy to blame the activity for our pain. Running, the primary functional movement our body was designed for, has a reputation...

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