Month: October 2019

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Things I wish I knew when I started running

You know that saying, “Be who you needed when you were younger”? It’s become a guiding principle of my business, the main driver for becoming a personal trainer in the first place. So I put together my top 5 things I wish I knew when I started running, and I hope you find them beneficial. Running is simple, but our lifestyles have made it complex. From shoes to sedentary jobs and commutes, we have altered our natural body alignment, and it takes most people some work to run with good form. Get fitted for shoes, and master some basic…

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Running Slower to Run Faster, Stronger, and Longer (AKA How I ENJOY Running)

I used to be one of those runners who always ran the same pace. If I couldn’t do a longer run at the pace I could do for a 2-mile run, then I viewed myself as not ready for longer distances yet. I only allowed myself to run a max of 3 days per week because I couldn’t hold the same pace for more than that, as I was exhausted (and my pace used to be a lot slower than it is today). Training for a race became an exercise in willpower, and I would always take time off…

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Peach Performance

Let’s talk about your peach (aka your butt) and how integral it is to running performance. Your butt is comprised of 3 gluteal muscles: the gluteus maximus, the gluteus medius, and the gluteus minimus. They’re commonly referred to together as “the glutes.” It’s difficult to ascertain which exercises target which of the 3 muscles, as it varies depending on several factors. What can be determined is whether an exercise targets the upper or lower subdivision of the glutes, or both (like the hip thrust). The glutes are either directly or indirectly connected to your lower and upper back, your…

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