The Root Of Your IT Band Issues

It’s very simple: Treat the root, strengthen the glute. If I only had a dollar for every time I heard someone tell me that their coach has advised them to use a foam roller to fix their Iliotibial (IT) Band issues. The bad thing is that won’t fix it, the good news is that simple anatomy and physiology 101 will! The IT band is a long tissue that attaches at your knee and to a muscle called the tensor fascia latae (TFL) on your hip. Don’t worry, there’s no spelling quiz, but it’s important to understand the anatomy part because Continue reading

The Benefits of Stair Climbing

January 8th, 2014 is the second annual Take the Stairs Day. Started in 2013, the USA Stair Climbing Association declared the 2nd Wednesday in January as the annual Take the Stairs Day for all of us to take the stairs rather than the elevator or escalator. They remind us that we don’t need any special equipment and we can do it indoors, out of the weather. Stairs are a great way to add intensity to our running workout. The same old winter routine can get boring after a while. Treadmills, elliptical and exercise bikes, oh my! But you can change Continue reading