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Product Review: Swiftwick Socks

Swiftwick socks helped me run faster than Bernard Lagat….

USA Triathlon Webinar: Strength Training for the Female Multisport Endurance Athlete

On Wednesday  July 17 I will conduct this webinar in partnership with USA Triathlon.  Please visit HERE for the registration link.  

Topic: Strength Training for the Female Multisport Endurance Athlete

Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Research Updates

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In the last several months, multiple FMS studies have emerged.  For previous FMS research reviews on this site see:

Pain and Biomechanics in Running: Determining Causation, Part II

On this blog we’ve written several articles on the slippery slope of running form coaching and analysis.  To recap, there is scant evidence (outside of evangelistic anecdote) that conscious changes to form may improve performance.  Though there is evidence to support form modifications to improve injury, the interplay between pain and biomechanics is still widely unsettled.

Stress Fractures in Young Runners: Identifying Risk Factors

Stress fractures are highly common among high school runners.  Like many conditions, certain risk factors emerge to help predict this entirely preventable injury.  Let’s face it, if you run so far and so hard that you break your own bones you’ve probably missed a LOT of risk factors.  But with college scholarships on the line, it’s not surprising that injuries will sometimes occur.  Understanding risk factors can help coaches and athletes navigate that very fine line between injury and optimal performance.