Blog - Fitness

How athletes should eat part 3

Did you miss part 1 or part 2? Check them out first! Eating at events that last all day/weekend It is extremely important for athletes to eat after competing. Their muscles need the proper fuel to recover, and they need enough nourishment to get them ready for the next race/competition. If an athlete competes, with… read more

How athletes can fuel their bodies for top performance: part 1

What we’re trying to accomplish: It’s a common question: what should I eat? This question–though important for everybody–is especially important for athletes, but if you’re not an athlete trying to figure out the right amount of protein to eat before your next game, that’s okay! This guide will give you a great sense of how… read more

6 questions answered about pulled hamstrings

1. What causes a pulled hamstring? A “pulled” or strained muscle is usually caused by a sudden contraction of the muscle, which stretches the muscle fibers beyond what they normally can tolerate. Imagine guide wires supporting a pole. If the wind blows forcefully, the fibers in the wire may be stretched to the point where… read more

5 Keys of Proper Running Form

Hold on a second. Isn’t running just grabbing a pair of shoes and putting one foot in front of the other? If you’ve thought this, you’re not alone, and technically, yes. All you need to do to run is–well–run, but to do it well and to do it safely means that runners need to focus… read more

Is the endurance craze good for our bodies?

It’s that time of year again, summer has ended, kids are back in school, and the fall marathon season is upon us. Now, maybe the fall marathon season is not upon you, but keep reading anyway because my hope is that you will decide to set a goal for yourself to be more active. For… read more

How to treat damaged tissue without decreasing your activity level

We all want to avoid cutting back our activity level, but sometimes, injuries make that unavoidable, but why not deal with the injury before it becomes a problem? Why not treat the injury and remain active? Keep running, keep lifting, keep playing tennis. ASTYM is a non-invasive, clinical treatment option that can do just that…. read more