Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention

Weighing the Options - is there a single best exercise?

One of my favorite columnists, Gretchen Reynolds, the Phys Ed columnist for the New York Times, explores the new science of weight lifting, why runners might lift and why the squat may be the most effective weight-lifting exercise. Check out the video here.

Make Your Workouts Easier and More Effective with a Warm up - DOWNLOAD THE PODCAST

If you start every workout with a warm up for your body and mind - you will find that your workouts become easier, more enjoyable AND you'll take your fitness to a new level.
 
Every workout should begin with a five- to ten-minute warm-up. A warm-up is your time to limber up your body—and your mind—in preparation for the workout to come. It can be as simple as a walk or a jog.

Two Easy Ways to Prevent Overtraining Injuries

Summertime is an easy time to get outdoors and exercise. For some, it's the thought of getting into that Speedo or heading to the Class Reunion that inspires all the training, for others, it can be addicting to run or play loads of tennis in the warm weather. Problem is, all that training can lead to injuries. However, there is a simple solution to preventing an over-use injury - Cross Training and Active Rest.
 

Turn Your Next Trail Run into a Full Body Workout

Turn your runs (and walks) into a full-body blasting adventure! Follow these simple steps to increase your fitness without increasing time spent on the trail.
 
I just came down off the mountain. Clothes drenched. Fully fatigued. Happy! What did I do? I hit the Coastal Trail on Mt Tamalpais for a trail run. Well, not your average trail run, I call it the 60:10 (sometimes I call it the 30:10). The 60:10 includes sixty minutes of cardio, and 10 strength/toning exercises; however, not the kind of exercises you'd expect!

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