Weekend Workout 3.16.18

  MODIFICATIONS: Sit ups: Crunches Alternating leg extensions  Deadlifts: Good mornings Exercise ball hamstring curls Push-ups: On knees Chest press with bands or suspension trainer Jump squats: Air squats

Weekend Workout 3.9.18

MODIFICATIONS: Overhead lunge: Goblet lunge Body weight lunge (modify depth of bend in back knee) 1 leg squat: Squat to chair or bench KB swing: DB or KB sumo deadlift Hand release push up: On knees Chest press with bands or suspension trainer Double unders: Single unders (50 reps)

Weekend Workout 2.23.18

MODIFICATIONS: Decrease time to 2 minutes each (4 rounds) Goblet squat: Air squat Modified air squats (sit down/stand up from chair, chair + pillow, etc) Mountain climber Box jump: Box step-up Stair step-up Thruster: DB thruster Alternate rounds: Air squats Overhead press Air squat only

Weekend Workout 2.16.18

  MODIFICATIONS: Bike: 3 minutes fast elliptical with moderate resistance or incline Band walk: Bear crawl Pull ups: Ring rows  Overhead squat: Air squat with arms overhead or in front of body, depending on shoulder mobility

Weekend Workout 2.9.18

  WORKOUT MODIFICATIONS: Goblet squats: Air squats Modified air squats (sit down/stand up from chair, chair + pillow, etc) Prone “w” Prone Rows  Toe taps: Vary speed (faster or slower) Mountain climbers: Plank hold 40 seconds Single leg bridge: Double leg bridge Push-ups: On knees Chest press with bands or suspension trainer Broad jump: Broad step and hold for balance … Read More

Nutrition: the missing link in sports performance and injury recovery

How can nutrition make an athlete BETTER?   Proper nutrition can help an athlete or active person…. Heal from injury Improve performance Recover from training sessions Avoid “hitting the wall” during endurance events (running, cycling, swimming, etc) Boost immune system function By learning how to… Replace processed foods with whole, minimally processed foods Get the right amounts of macronutrients (carbs, … Read More

WHY MY WEEK WAS #BETTER 8.11.17

This article on foam rolling.  The title is a bit harsh, but there’s some good info in here!  If you have sore muscles,  a combination of foam rolling and active mobility drills is the most effective in helping to recover.  Also addresses the theory that foam rolling “breaks up scar tissue.” It doesn’t…   so why do we feel better after … Read More

Why my week was #BETTER 7.28.17

Happy weekend everyone!  I spent last weekend at Chautauqua Lake with family and one (very happy) dog named Buddy. Looking forward to this weekend’s long run with Fleet Feet Cleveland and this amazing Filipino feast at The Plum Cafe.  Hope you all have an amazing weekend too! Here’s what made this workweek #BETTER: Want to master toes-to-bar?  I do!  I’ve been … Read More

Why my week was #BETTER 7.21.17

It’s Friday!  End of another workweek and beginning of another summer weekend… ahhh…. Here’s what made this week #BETTER: Hot. Hot. Hot– Running in these weather conditions is tough.   Keep this chart as a reference for pacing your runs.  Remember that expecting a PR at this time of year is not realistic…and be safe out there!   Which brings me … Read More