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3 Steps to Dosing Return to Run

Managing running workloads can be challenging. Ask any runner pushing their volume or intensity, this is a complex and deeply individual jigsaw puzzle. Adding in the element of injury recovery can make this process even more noisy. There are a number of factors to consider with a weaving web of interplay that will affect our…

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Navigating Imposter Syndrome

“You don’t know what you don’t know” This is something we have all undoubtedly seen or experienced ourselves. Witnessing the look of terror unfold in a student’s eyes as they are asked a question or faced with a situation with which they do not know how to respond. A deer in headlights, frozen in time…

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How to Establish an Agile Plan

Working with humans is complex and with this are best plans often turn to dust. Rigid plans and programs are handcuffs. Rather than working off a playbook or protocol we must be agile. Shorter iterative plans allow us to make decisions based on the most recent data. They allow us to course correct in real…

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“CORE: What it is, What it isn’t, and How to Train it”

“Core training” used to be a buzzword phrase that would send a frustrated twinge down my spine. I have had countless people ask me: “what are your favorite core exercises?” or “I have a weak core, how can I make it stronger?”, or “my back must hurt because my core isn’t working” or “I don’t…

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Microwave or Crockpot?

We want what we want and we want it now. A microwave meal is done fast but at the sacrifice of quality. Speed often leaves us with a pizza roll that is “destroy your mouth” hot on the outside and frozen solid on the inside. Positive adaptations take time. It takes patience and the right dosage to…

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Coaching & Cueing

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly We’ve all been there: spouting off every imaginable cue we know in hopes of getting our client in the “perfect” position… only to find that the more we say, the seemingly worse the outcome becomes. Every new prompt adds yet another level of mental fatigue. Every demonstration leads…

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What Do We “Know” About Running Injuries?

What do we “know” about running injuries? If we reduce the question down to its core elements, it is conversation about managing forces. It’s a conversation about tissues being able to dampen external forces and use them to produce internal forces to act back upon the ground. It’s about them being able to handle these…

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Metrics that matter

We all love and crave data. There is an insatiable thirst to have numbers to back us up and put our money on. A desire for information that can guide and enhance our decision making.  The million dollar question is: which metrics really matter?

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Brain Fuel: Do Mechanics Matter?

Is there an “correct” solution to a movement problem? Opinions from movements professionals seem to live on a spectrum between two polarized opinions. On one end is the biomechanical purist who would deviate towards the belief that movements need to be precise and align with biomechanical models of efficiency. The extreme end of this argument…

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Myths & Misconceptions: Strength Training Edition

We are switching things up this go round to discuss some of the most prevalent myths and misunderstandings that we come across in regards to strength training. Our goal is to highlight some of the most frequent misconceptions and false narratives that arise with patients. Below are some examples of how we address and attempt…

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