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Hamstring Injuries - A Practical Discussion [ARTICLE]


Motor patterns are important to what we do. Consider the following movements: body weight squat, weighted squat, front squat, overhead squat, hang clean...... Continue

Why Ankle Mobility Training is a Must [ARTICLE]

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Of all the parts of your body to worry about, your ankles are probably low on the list. Tight hamstrings, back pain and other issues typically take precedence. Ankles aren't that important, right?... Continue

Overtraining in Sport - With an Emphasis on Distance Runners [ARTICLE]


Colin Powell stated, "a dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work" (Brainy Quote, 2013). Many of us...... Continue

Running Injuries: How to Fix (Prevent) Them [ARTICLE]


Running injuries are quite common. The resulting limitations from injuries on successful participation in running have a negative impact on the overall health and well-being of the runner. As a former All-American runner at...... Continue

Cross-Country Nutrition Tips for the Long Run [ARTICLE]

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Runners ask a lot of their bodies, especially those running cross country in high school or college. Many record high mileage plus additional time with strength training or cross training. But if they don't get the proper nutrition, they are at...... Continue

5 Essential Cross Country Workouts Explained [ARTICLE]

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If you've ever asked any cross country runners about their workouts, you've probably heard them say "tempo run," "progressive run" or some other vague or confusing term ("fartlek," anyone?). During the season, cross country runners perform many...... Continue

Connective Tissue: The Key to Preventing ACL Injuries [ARTICLE]

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The anterior cruciate ligament is the last thing you want to injure. If you need ACL surgery, you have a 6- to 12-month rehabilitation period ahead of you, and you may not return with the same speed and agility you once...... Continue

Power - Strength Training and the Horizontal Jumps [ARTICLE]


The horizontal jumps are challenging events for which to develop strength and conditioning programs. Both require strength, speed, power and technique. This article will review the aspects of the horizontal jumps a strength and conditioning...... Continue

Flexibility for Cross Country From the Ground Up [ARTICLE]

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Cross country athletes and runners in general typically have two goals: run faster and avoid injuries. Achieving both requires balance—between conditioning and recovery, joint stability and mobility, and the left and right sides of the body...... Continue

Using General Strength in the Training Regimen [ARTICLES]

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General Strength exercises are exercises that develop strength, using the athlete's bodyweight as the sole load or resistance. In general strength work no external loading is applied. General strength exercises can run the gamut from simple...... Continue