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Running with Circles - Optimizing the Rotational Movements of the Core [ARTICLE]


In the eastern concept of the body, there is a point called the "dantian," loosely translated to energy center. This point is located in the lower abdomen...... Continue

Strength Training for Distance Runners - Versatile Conditioning Improves... [ARTICLE]


Many good distance coaches recognize that a strength training regimen will enhance their athletes' durability, coordination, and...... Continue

Cross Country - The Basics of Visualization [ARTICLE]


As coaches, we are always looking to help our athletes squeeze every drop of performance from themselves. When turning...... Continue

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