This is a longer read, but well worth your time. Especially for those looking to improve muscle imbalances that create injuries. Weights should be used with caution for growing children especially those 8th grade and under. Five Resistance Training Myths in the Running World
http://www.active.com/ Great site for answers to questions and ideas for workouts.
When it comes to cadence, the magic number is 180–or so goes the conventional thinking. At the 1984 Olympics, famed coach and running researcher Jack Daniels counted the strides of distance runners as they raced, and found nearly all of them took at least 180 steps per minute. Citing Daniels’s observation, experts have long suggested… More »
2014 Eagles Team, After the initial shock to the body of beginning track work outs after a long winter, complaints will arise about hips, knees, shins hurting. This is normal and usually not serious. Coaches appreciate athletes asking questions and expressing concerns about this! It is always better to speak up when it is… More »
Plantar fasciitis help http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3KaOdd87fA education http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM4g6lRSA_E stretch (really interesting) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_rhqwFGbYs strength excercises, instead of using the strap thing a big bucket of rice works for resistance too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzSQF7E_BZU using kineseo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pe6UEck_hIY using pt tape Using your body weight: 1) massaging the foot while standing on a tennis ball… More »
Download the Hip Strengthening Routine for Runners Here VIDEO of the exercises http://runnersconnect.net/hip-strengthening-for-runners/?awt_l=ImhGA&awt_m=3ZMzU0qCJs5ttIP This routine should look familiar! 1. Clams 2. Lateral leg raises 3. Donkey Kicks 4. Donkey whips 5. Fire hydrant 6. Knee circles – forward 7. Theraband balance 8. Standing hip flexor 9. Standing hip abductor 10. Hip hikes
Warming up and Cooling Down for the Sprints By Roy Stevenson Warming up prepares the sprinter’s muscles by increasing the force of their muscle contractions and speeding up muscle contraction rate, giving the sprinter more power and speed. Warming up also helps nervous young athletes stabilize their adrenalin rush before competition, helping them better… More »
When nerves can take over Case in point, in the spring of 2007 I qualified for my first USATF Championships at 10,000 meters. At the time, just qualifying to race was an awesome opportunity, but the thought of actually lining up on the track against the best 10k runners in the country was utterly nerve-wracking.… More »