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Strength Training - for runners

Running isn’t enough! Runners need strength training, too.

It seems ironic, but if you’re training for running—especially long distance—running isn’t enough. Strength training will make the difference between good and great on race day.

Runners tend to do one thing: run. It’s a notorious source of repetitive stress injury and you’re much more likely to get hurt if you don’t do strength training. The bonus, strength training will likely make you faster, too.

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Don’t ignore shin splints

Don’t ignore shin splints

It’s the bane of runners, dancers and other athletes; sharp pain along the inside of the shins, the classic sign of shin splints.

Most every athlete knows the difference between good pain and bad. Shin splints are definitely in the latter category; a warning sign that should be taken seriously. The conditions that set up shin splints can lead to other injury. That’s why it’s important to get the opinion of a professional to get moving again, safely.

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Science Says Running Helps You Live Longer – MapMyRun.com

Link to original study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28365296 Original Study Title: Running as a Key Lifestyle Medicine for Longevity. Journal: Progressive Cardiovascular Disease While the doctors here aren’t totally surprised to see an article like this one go online, we do like the idea that walking or running at a high level for around two hours of time weekly […]

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The Pittsburgh Marathon tweeted a great one minute video on the basics of hydration!

The @PGHMarathon is just four weeks away! To help countdown to the race we have hydration tips for runners from @JeffLucchinoRDN. pic.twitter.com/K0n2pGWuCy — UPMC Sports Medicine (@UPMCSportsMed) April 9, 2017   More info on marathon hydration: Runners World: http://www.runnersworld.com/racing/marathon-race-day-nutrition-and-hydration Competitor Magazine: http://running.competitor.com/2013/10/training/practicing-marathon-hydration-and-nutrition_57611  

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Prevention.com – 4 Things You’re Doing That Are Ruining Your Joints

Dr Tim Legath forwarded me this article the other day and stated he thought it would be important if we linked it up on our blog! Before you go reading some of what has been copy and pasted below, you need to realize that we share this information for everyone’s benefit and that we are […]

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SMART Tools – ITBand Treatment (Short Version)

So a lot of our patients have issues with pain, tenderness and tightness in and around the Iliotibial Band, often times referred to as the ITBand.  While in most cases there are various reasons why our patients present with pain in this particular tissue, treating it has been done various ways in the past, some […]

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Shin Splints are never fun, but at least ART can get you better quickly!

Dr. Kemenosh, Dr. Gross, Dr. Evans, and Dr. Legath treat a lot of runners in the South Jersey area for Shin Splints using Active Release Technique.  ART attacks shin splints differently than most other therapies and often yields better results.  The one thing Dr. Mark has built is a reputation with the local cross country […]

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America’s Fastest Marathoner, Ryan Hall, Is Retiring – Did we see a small sample in over training?

Did anyone else see all the news?  The man who raced with such tenacity that he often left it all on the course is retiring.  The past few years have been heavily dominated by Kenyan, Ethiopian, and a few other African distance runners, but during that time, two highlights of American running have been Meb […]

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South Jersey and Philly Races – Holiday Edition – Fall Edition

Looking for a fun race this fall?  A turkey trot for the family?  One last trip to the shore before we all settle in for the winter?  Here you go!  Big shout out to our friends at D&Q in Cherry Hill for emailing this list out! Check out D&Q at https://www.dandq.com/  *********************************************************************** Dashin’ Thru the … […]

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