Whether you’re the occasional, recreational, or elite runner, there is one common link that should exist between all runners. It is independent of how the foot hits the ground or if the shoe is $50 or $250. It is also independent of age. The common link that should exist with all runners is: a strong, stable and efficient hip-pelvic-core complex. The parts…

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The squat is a functional movement essential to transfer our body weight down and back up through space. It allows us to hover near the ground for work in the garden, to sit down into a chair and to get us low enough to grab a pan in a bottom cabinet. It’s a great movement (and exercise) that…

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Achilles pain is one of the most common lower leg injuries and it can be very debilitating. Although it is usually associated with runners, it can affect anyone including: cyclists, walkers, new shoe wearers and basketball players. If the achilles pain is chronic (usually more than 1 month), there is one common exercise I prescribe to all…

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After the blog post last week about IT Band Syndrome, several of you asked: “What are the best exercises to activate the glutes?” You ask, you shall receive. Here is a brief review of the glutes and associated hip musculature. This will help with the exercise portion in a minute. Definitions Abduction: leg moves out…

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