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Did you know that your smart phone could be rapidly aging your spine?  Chances are that you probably haven’t given much thought to how your neck and back are faring in the era of the smart phone, but studies show that you most certainly should. It’s practically a reflex these days to pull out our smart phones when we’re standing in line, sitting at the airport or riding the subway. And while it’s great that we rarely need to venture beyond our pockets for entertainme...
Posted on 2018-03-29
Here our Q & A series continues with Morgan. This question focuses on resistance training, a hot topic during the off season. Q: How about applying deadlifts and squats into your plan - i.e., rep and weight schemes? A: Into my personal plan my coach and I structure 2-3 days of strength training each week. We focus on full body, approximately 30-40 minute sessions. This season we have solely focused on strength and power. Triathletes get ample muscle endurance training with the repetitive n...
Posted on 2018-03-19
Here we kick off blog number 4 with a swim question about pacing at the start of a triathlon: Q: Is it best to go all out 100% effort at the swim start, even if it involves inadvertently swimming into/over folks, or should we be a bit more cautious and start at a slower pace, maybe over at the side of the big group, where you feel like you can avoid most contact with other swimmers? A: Great question! I feel it really depends on the swimmer’s ability and comfort level. If you’re ...
Posted on 2018-01-12
Our series continues with Question 3. This question is about coming back to the sport of triathlon after a back related injury. Q: When I think of therapy, I think of coming back from an injury. How about coming back from a back injury? A: It really depends on the extent of the injury, what structures/areas were affected, and did the area require a surgical repair? I have worked with an athlete who progressed very well after a spinal fusion. Before surgery this individual worked with physical ...
Posted on 2017-12-09
I know you're not a jet aero plane But you see my baby's waitin' at the station So give me just a little more acceleration Choo choo train…   Yes, needed a little more acceleration after the swim! A decent race to end 2017! Result: 10:34, first AG 30-34, 2nd AG OA, 11th OA Swim: 45:06 (2nd fastest female OA). The swim was great. No complaints when swimming with a current. ;) I started back in the start line a little further than I wanted. I would estimate a good 150 swim...
Posted on 2017-10-03
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