Home-based strength program for runners

Links to exercises can be found here. In this challenging time of COVID-19 precautions, here’s a home-based 4-week strength training program for runners who no longer have gym access. Research from groups like Montana Running Lab shows that to improve performance, strength training should be done with moderate to heavy resistance (ex: 60-80% of a 1 rep max) for 3-6 … Read More

Weekend workout 12.7.19

All the single limb movements sandwiched by a little cardio. Turn on some tunes, block out all the thoughts about your holiday errands, and just get this done. 100% worth your time.

Weekend workout 12.1.19

Partner workout today. Grab a family member or loved one and get it done. 🙂 Email info@CLEsportsPT.com for scaling options. Enjoy!

Do I need sports drinks or electrolytes for my best workout? Part 2 of the importance of the body's fluid balance.

Electrolytes are important for some workouts

In my last article, I talked about the importance of water and how much to drink.   But to be truly “hydrated” means to have a balance of water and chemicals called electrolytes. Electrolytes include: sodium and chloride (aka salt), potassium, calcium, and magnesium.  These compounds help control muscle contractions, nerve impulses, blood pH, and water transport in and out … Read More

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

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

Things that are making my week #BETTER

  Hi all!  Hope you are having an amazing week.  Check out what is making mine #BETTER:    Injured?  Having surgery?  Consider the role of nutrition in your healing process.  Check out this article from Life in Motion Sports Therapy in Arizona. Who doesn’t love the Script Cleveland signs around our city?  Now the East Side has a new one.  Looking … Read More

Research Roundup: Improve Your Soccer Performance With Plyometrics and Sprint Training

Ever wondered how to take your soccer skills to the next level?  Footskills and tactical training are important, but adding plyometrics and sprint training give you the explosiveness to beat a defender to the ball.  This week’s study from the Journal of Strength and Conditioning  shows the effect of this training on youth soccer players.   The researchers divided young … Read More

RESEARCH ROUNDUP: Why Proper Form matters for Strength Training and Running

This week’s pair of articles are from the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.  The first one discusses the effect of posture on a commonly used hip strengthening exercise.  The second talks about running gait re-training which is becoming more common in rehab and prevention of running injuries.  Enjoy the new knowledge below and contact CLE Sports PT with any … Read More