Tag: exercises for runners

Importance of Lateral Exercises for Runners

Importance of Lateral Exercises for Runners
Performance training programs for runners have changed over the past decade.  Today’s best runners have shifted from logging just their hours, to organizing medium and long runs with cross-training and mobility sessions.  Lateral movement-based exercises need to be added to every runner’s training regiment.  Linear athletes, like runners are prone to overusing the quadriceps and... Read more »

Easiest way to prevent shin splints

My favorite way to prevent shin splints is walking in the sand.  However, when the beach is not available I rely on heel walking.  Heel walking can be done in shoes or barefoot.  It is a simple exercise you can do to strengthen the muscle that runs along the shin (the anterior tibilias).  If you... Read more »

5 Best IT Band Exercises

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Here my favorite 5 exercises to strengthen the IT Band.  They are not all specifically IT band exercises, but they are for the overall health of the IT.  These 5 exercises are my top 5 for keeping the IT band healthy.  Most articles on the IT band always reference runners. The truth is anyone with an athletic hobby that has a lot of repetitive movement should be incorporating these exercises...