Injury preventions

How many sprained ankles have you had? With 25,000 people per day spraining their ankles, chances are you’ve had a few sprains. Every sprained ankle you have increases your chances of having another. Your connective tissue (fascia, tendons and ligaments) and muscles become either weaker or more brittle depending on how you sprained your ankle. […]

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Do you know what fascia is? If you do you are in the minority. Yes ago I had a plastic surgeon as a client debate with me the ability of this tissue to change. His medical training told him one thing, the disappearance of his chronic back pain from his Rolfing sessions told him another […]

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Static stretching,  could make your muscles tighter before a run,  as your body reacts to your manual attempts to lengthen them. The New York Times reported on a large study that found stretching before a run had virtually no effect on injury prevention. What is your experience? WikipediaWictionaryChambers (UK)Google imagesGoogle defineThe Free DictionaryJoin exampleWordNetGoogleUrban DictionaryAnswers.comrhymezone.comMerriam-Webster<>0 […]

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Barefoot running is taking off. It started as a weird thing that a few runners did. Now non-running magazines are writing about it. The July issue of Men’s Health has an article on Barefoot running. The article nails it. The wrong debate has been promulgated by journalists,” says Daniel Lieberman, a professor in human evolutionary […]

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Daniel Lieberman, a professor in human evolutionary biologist at Harvard whose January study in Nature outlines his thesis about how we are meant to run, has an excellent YouTube video. He went to Africa to learn how endurance runners ran for more than a million years. Lieberman claims humans evolved to run. His research inspired […]

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I wrote an article for our local paper that is posted at our Sandpoint Wellness Council blog about running injuries. It is short , but to the point. Check it out. WikipediaWictionaryChambers (UK)Google imagesGoogle defineThe Free DictionaryJoin exampleWordNetGoogleUrban DictionaryAnswers.comrhymezone.comMerriam-Webster<>0 wvcidfjoguarm

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Free Running Guide

by Owen Marcus on May 30, 2010

We put together a free guide on how to run in the Flow. This short guide displayed on top of the right sidebar lists the key principles and cues for running naturally. Over the years I kept coming up with simpler and simpler ways to teach people to run in a way that is easy, […]

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Image via Wikipedia A reader of Lifehacker wrote about a simple solution to heal your plantar fasciitis: roll your foot on a bottle.It stretches your foot—AND strengthens the deep structures of your foot. There’s another activity that has the exact same effect: running  naturally, barefoot or in minimalist shoes, using Running Flow™. Ida Rolf, PhD, […]

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Are you running barefoot? Why not? Animals do it. In this video from his Google appearance, Barefoot Ted McDonald outlines how he discovered running barefoot. Like any geek who majored in Rhetoric, he did all the research before even trying it. He wanted to learn all he could before he did something as crazy as […]

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