Theory & Practice: Strength Training in Swimming
Strength training in swimming is a lot like strength training in any other sport. It is centered on supporting technique. The typical thinking is that the stronger the better. The bigger the muscles the more physical strength you have. That is not correct. Our muscles are a part of a larger mechanism. They do not and… Read more
Training: Jumping Rope – Best Exercise for Your Feet and Body
Jumping rope is one of those classic, timeless exercises that crossed all borders and is favored by professional athletes as much as by kids. It is easily accessible and doable. Any rope would do, no special shoes necessary, barefoot is even better. Anyone can do it. Of course, if we want to be detailed we… Read more
The Most Important Exercise for Runners
In the noise of discussions and debates about technique, one of the most vital aspects of training for runners always gets lost – strength conditioning. It is so important that I can not emphasize it strongly enough. Lack of adequate strength is a sure road to underperformance and injuries. Lucky for us, while building strength… Read more
Champions Club Chronicles vol. 2: The Track and Field Experiment
Can lacrosse, softball, and CrossFit athletes be molded into good track runners? An experiment over the course of four seasons.
Strength training in running
While the question ‘do we need strength training in running?’ is not a question anymore, the question, ‘what kind of strength do we need there?’ is still unclear. That is why I would like to discuss this topic in a short description of the logic of strength exercise use in running. It is no secret… Read more
Good form in sprinting
The element of running in a form of sprinting, dashing, maneuvering is part of virtually all sports and athletic activities, just look at American football, soccer, basketball just to name a few. Your technique must be close to perfect and you must be focused because you will only have a fraction of a second or a few seconds at the most to make a difference.
Pose Method® for Senior Runners
Your physical abilities might be or might become limited, but your skills have no limits. Improved skills will balance out and in many ways compensate for certain physical limits that often come with age.
Going barefoot has its benefits
Barefoot running or running barefoot is exactly what it is – running without shoes, nothing more and nothing less. Humans have been doing it for a long while now.