Category Archives: Training Tip Tuesday

Training Tip Tuesday: Don’t Just Foam Roll… #Rollga Instead!

Training Tip Tuesday: Don't Just Foam Roll. #Rollga Instead!

Since when did running become so labor intensive? There used to be a time when I could wake up and run. There was zero preparation needed. In fact, if I slept in my running clothes, I literally could just roll out of my bed and out the door.

These days, however, I find myself rolling out of bed to roll! In fact, I’m rolling before I roll into bed as well. I’m not exactly sure when this all became a part of my daily routine. Was it at 49? 50? 51? Whichever…it doesn’t really matter. What does matter is that if I don’t roll, I don’t run.

Well, Trip My Trigger! T-Minus 7 days to Boston

The other day my Chiropractor/Graston guy told me I was a rather lucky runner. To this date, I have had no issues whatsoever with my feet, my knees, or my lower back; the three most common ailments for which runners are treated.

Nope…not a one.

BUT…

Training Tip Tuesday: Don't Challenge Me!

A question came up recently in one of the running groups I’m a member of on Facebook. Someone had taken part in a squat challenge that requires participants to do a number of squats using a certain percentage of weight every day for 30 days. Her question was, is it smart to do squats with weights everyday.

If you have any experience with resistance exercise in any respect, you know the answer to this is no. In fact, any body builder will tell you, the correct way to develop strong healthy muscles is to alternate your largest muscle groups every other day. This prevents not only injury, but developing poorly developed muscle tissue which can lead to issues in your form down the line, which will lead to muscle fatigue and potentially more dangerous injuries.

Training Tip Tuesday: Don’t Challenge Me!

A question came up recently in one of the running groups I’m a member of on Facebook. Someone had taken part in a squat challenge that requires participants to do a number of squats using a certain percentage of weight every day for 30 days. Her question was, is it smart to do squats with weights everyday.

If you have any experience with resistance exercise in any respect, you know the answer to this is no. In fact, any body builder will tell you, the correct way to develop strong healthy muscles is to alternate your largest muscle groups every other day. This prevents not only injury, but developing poorly developed muscle tissue which can lead to issues in your form down the line, which will lead to muscle fatigue and potentially more dangerous injuries.

Training Tip Tuesday – Snooze, And You Don’t Lose

Sleep. We all need it, we all want it. We all don’t always get it. What is it about sleep?

It’s no secret that the human body loves to sleep. Stop what you are doing for a few moments. Sit, or lie down. Get comfortable. Shut everything off around you and just wait…wait for it. Getting sleepy? Having a hard time keeping those eyes open? Yep. That is your own mind telling itself to shut down. Time to sleep.