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Getting Back in the Saddle Correctly

Getting Back in the Saddle Correctly

Don’t watch me ride a bike. Sure, I can get from point A to B, but it ain’t pretty. I move too much on the saddle. And, if I had a dollar for every time a well-meaning rider told me to lower my seat just a quarter inch, I’d be rich. It’s not that I’ve

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Getting the Max Out of Your Gluteus Maximus

Getting the Max Out of Your Gluteus Maximus

Glutes are important in all lower extremity movement. But half of us are walking around with our glutes turned off. The problem is “sitting disease.” Even if we are active, we probably sit a good chunk of the workday. We may be working, but our glutes are on vacation. The primary role of the glute

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Your Unruly Knees

Your Unruly Knees

Boulder is full of very fit folks, but fit though they are, I often see runners whose knees collapse to the center as they run, walk or squat. It looks painful, and honestly, it probably doesn’t feel so good either. Here’s the confusing part: they may have done monster walks and clams ad nauseam, their core

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Muscle Soreness: What’s Good, What’s Not?

Muscle Soreness: What’s Good, What’s Not?

I’ve seen dozens of runners from the cross-country team at Boulder High grimace, shiver and squeal as they stand in an ice bath, hoping to stop muscle soreness after a particularly grueling workout. All that pain for nothing. Too bad they don’t know it won’t help. There are some things you can do for delayed

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Proprioception – Swim Analysis

Proprioception – Swim Analysis

Most days I can swim better than I can walk. I can’t stub my toe on the corner of an end table, trip on a step, or slip on the ice when I am in the water. Maybe it’s because I’ve been swimming competitively almost as long as I have been walking. Or maybe it’s

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posture blog

The Straight Scoop on Posture

My father, a physical therapist, father used to have me walk around with both arms behind my back – my left hand holding my right elbow – because he was tired of telling me to stand up straight. He learned during PT school way back in the early 50s, that bad posture caused pain and

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