Almost every sport is the same. A ski racer skis on the edge of taking the fastest line down the mountain and crashing out ending a season or a career. Race car drivers get as close to the bumper in front of them. One small uneven tap to that bumper in front at 190mph […]
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Running is repetitive in nature. That repetition is one of the leading causes of common running injuries. A simple process of running shoe rotation changes the stimulus enough to improve your defense against running injuries. Why Your body thrives on change. We know this from training. Hit a training plateau, change the stimulus. Most training […]
7 years or so ago while at Zoot we developed the first ever road running shoes with the Boa Closure System. The process for a factory is not easy. In fact factories don’t like it. They would rather use laces. But I think we set the stage for others to build off what we did. […]
I’ve been fortunate to meet, train with and work with a number of professional runners and triathletes. One of the benefits of working for a running shoe brand is you get to work with athletes. The reason I moved to San Diego in the first place was to train with the best in the world […]
The squat. It’s the most basic movement for humans. The squat is what you do when you lift heavy objects. The squat is the basis for the athletic stance where you need to brace yourself for maximum reaction and power distribution. The squat is the basis for how we rested before chairs and it’s the […]
In the early 90’s when running shoe brands were really ramping up on technology and line segmentation there were two brands that really had mind share with runners who were running for speed. Nike was THE brand of course. They were the most innovative and shoes like the Air Mariah and Sock Racer were just […]
The first thing I do when working with a runner complaining of running injuries or pain is look at their shoes. At least 20% of the time I determine the cause of the pain is worn out shoes. We buy shoes for comfort and protection. Those two apparently are not co-dependent. In other words it […]
From 1998 to roughly 2001 I did a great deal of racing. In each year I raced an Ironman and a number of lead up races. I trained hard and raced harder. To keep the mobility in my body, I had a number of coaches I worked with on the training side. I went to […]
Most of the athletes I help these days are referred to me by their coach. Something happens either injury or acute pain and the coach sends me an email asking for help. On one occasion last year a young man came to me with a problem. He’s a triathlete and roughly 3 months before he […]