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Hip Weakness – Getting Your Glutes Firing

Hip Weakness – Getting Your Glutes Firing

We talk about the gluteal muscles a lot. Why? Because if you are walking or running and your glutes are not working, it isn’t pretty. And it doesn’t feel good either. Getting those muscles firing is sometimes a matter of paying attention and sometimes a matter of strengthening. Either way, without gluteal muscles working, your hip

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Three Ways to Loosen Tight Hamstrings

Three Ways to Loosen Tight Hamstrings

Old beliefs die hard. I still see folks throwing a leg on their car bumper and leaning over for a good yank on their hamstring. A cursory stretch should do it, right?  Then they head up the trail for a run. They probably haven’t hurt themselves, but really, why bother? (If you need a refresher

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Timing is Everything

Timing is Everything

When should I exercise? The best answer is: whenever you are most likely to do it. But there’s some science behind when to exercise to get specific benefits. Daniel Pink’s new book: When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, explains. Exercise in the morning if you want to: Lose weight: You can burn 20 percent more fat

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The Secret to Injury Free Movement

The Secret to Injury Free Movement

Running is a cheap, easy, and efficient way to get a good work out. And with busy schedules, you feel like you’re on a treadmill anyway, so why not run? In a word, injuries. Reports of injury rates among runners varies, but 46% is ballpark. That might make you think twice about running. Hundreds of

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A Triathlete’s Road to Recovery

A Triathlete’s Road to Recovery

A Personal Story by Drew Scott, A Professional Triathlete Injuries are almost an inevitable part of one’s journey through life, and this is even more true for competitive athletes. As a professional triathlete, I’ve dealt with several injuries, each of which forced me to take time away from competition. But every injury, while frustrating, has

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Get Out, Get Active

Get Out, Get Active

Woo Hoo, it’s summer!  Boo Hoo – how am I ever going to get some exercise with the kids out of school??? Don’t give up. If you work outside of the home, you deal with this issue year-round. Busy parents have developed all kinds of strategies to make working out work out. Here are some to

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