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  • Free Resources

    Free Resources

    Are you looking for FREE resources to improve your running, health, and overall fitness? If so, you’ve come to the right place! As a professional who prides himself on providing top quality educational content, I’ve compiled some of my best resources for you to browse below. This includes webinars hosted by myself and the Fireside Chat series where I get the opportunity to connect with some of the top health and running experts in the industry. Please click the link on whichever most interests you and drop a comment below with some feedback or requests for future content! Webinars: 6 Foundational Movement Patterns for Runners... And How to Strengthen Them! ....

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  • Heat vs. Cold and It's Effectiveness on Muscle Soreness

    Heat vs. Cold and It's Effectiveness on Muscle Soreness

    Welcome to the 1st edition in the Ignite Your Run Education Series. In this mini-webinar, we covered 'Heat vs. Cold and It's Effectiveness on Muscle Soreness.' Heat and cold therapy is a complex and confusing topic. For years we used these therapies to address pain, soreness, and tight muscles. But, does it actually have merit? And if so, which is the most effective? In this 30-minute mini-webinar, we covered... The body's response to heat The body's response to cold Cold vs. heat after exercise Effects of cryotherapy on muscle damage markers and perception of delayed onset muscle soreness Mechanism and effectiveness of heat & cold therapies for musculoskeletal injury ....

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  • Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome

    Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome

    Welcome to the 2nd edition in the Ignite Your Run Education Series. In this mini-webinar, we covered 'Iliotibial (IT) Band Syndrome.' IT band syndrome is a common complaint for many runners. This pesky pain at the outside of the knee can happen from building mileage too quickly or some other biomechanical issue. Unfortunately, many of the treatments and stretches used to address this injury are not taking into consideration the function of the IT band and, therefore, leaves people struggling with pain without success. In this 30-minute mini-webinar, we covered... Anatomical Considerations Risk factors Can/should we stretch it? Rehabilitation & treatment considerations ....

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  • Hamstring Tightness: Here's Why...

    Hamstring Tightness: Here's Why...

    Welcome to the 3rd edition in the Ignite Your Run Education Series. In this mini-webinar, we covered 'Hamstring Tightness: Here's why...' The hamstring is made up of 3 muscles at the back of the thigh which people constantly state feels tight and stiff. What's important to realize is that tightness of this muscle group could happen for a myriad of reasons. Rather than aimlessly stretching and hoping for the best, let's discuss the WHY behind hamstring tightness so you can see lasting results while addressing the underlying issue. In this 30-minute mini-webinar, we covered... Anatomy of the hamstrings and surrounding areas Reasons why you might feel tight Rehabilitation & ....

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  • Plantar Fasciitis

    Plantar Fasciitis

    Welcome to the 4th edition in the Ignite Your Run Education Series. In this mini-webinar, we covered 'Plantar Fasciitis.' The plantar fascia is a dense tissue that spans along the bottom of the foot. From wear & tear, training errors, or faulty lower extremity biomechanics, this tissue is commonly injured which can often be quite debilitating. Unfortunately, a lot of the common treatment strategies for plantar fasciitis lack validity and it leaves be struggling to overcome this injury for years. In this 30-minute mini-webinar, we covered... Anatomical considerations What is plantar fasciitis and common misconceptions Logical active & passive treatment strategies ....

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  • Post-Injury Return to Run Considerations

    Post-Injury Return to Run Considerations

    Welcome to the 5th edition in the Ignite Your Run Education Series. In this mini-webinar, we covered 'Post-Injury Return to Run Considerations.' Running is a very injury ridden sport. With up to 70% of runners getting hurt each and every year, it's important to have a reliable return to run process that allows you to completely rehabilitate your injury and resume running safely without risk of recurrence. Unfortunately, our healthcare system isn't set-up in the best way for runners to be successful. In this 30-minute mini-webinar, we covered... Key information to get from your medical provider Understanding the rehabilitation process & strategies to maintain fitness How ....

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  • Glute Training for Runners

    Glute Training for Runners

    Welcome to the 6th edition in the Ignite Your Run Education Series. In this mini-webinar, we covered 'Glute Training for Runners.' The glueals are comprised of three muscles at the hip which provide strength, stabilization, and power during movement. While running, these muscles connect the femur and pelvis to stabilize and align the lower limb which helps create efficient running form. Not to mention the bigger gluteus maximus' role in extension & push-off. But, let me ask you... are you targeting this area properly to improve performance and reduce your likelihood of injury? In this 30-minute mini-webinar, we covered... Basic anatomy and physiology of the glutes How ....

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  • The Recovery Pyramid: How to Maximize Recovery with an Evidence-Based Approach

    The Recovery Pyramid: How to Maximize Recovery with an Evidence-Based Approach

    Welcome to the 7th edition in the Ignite Your Run Education Series. In this mini-webinar, we covered 'The Recovery Pyramid: How to Maximize Recovery with an Evidence-Based Approach.' Recovery is a pivotal and often overlooked area for most endurance athletes. In order for consistent training to make you a better athlete, you must consider how you are recovering to improve performance & reduce the likelihood of injury. Without it, you are left working hard but not actually adapting to your efforts. In this 30-minute mini-webinar, we covered... The effectiveness of various forms of recovery interventions Sleep & relaxation Nutrition & hydration Water immersion ....

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  • 6 Foundational Movement Patterns for Runners... And How to Strengthen Them! (FREE Webinar Replay)

    6 Foundational Movement Patterns for Runners... And How to Strengthen Them! (FREE Webinar Replay)

    It's no mystery that running is a multi-joint sport. You are literally bounding from one leg to the other while absorbing 2-6x your bodyweight... That's crazy to think about, right? With that being the case, supplementing your running by strengthening the key foundational movements is essential to continue seeing success in a very injury ridden sport. Not only will it help reduce your likelihood of injury, but it's likely to improve performance and allow you to function better in other areas of your life as well. Recently, I held a 60-minute webinar on ' 6 Foundational Movement Patterns for Runners... And How to Strengthen Them! ' This will help you move forward in a ....

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  • Fireside Chat with Dr. Aaron Wenzel, MD - "How to Optimize Your Hormones"

    Fireside Chat with Dr. Aaron Wenzel, MD - "How to Optimize Your Hormones"

    Welcome to the Fireside Chat! This series was designed to provide runners and the general population easy to absorb information regarding health & wellness, running mechanics, nutrition, strength training, and injury prevention. As the series progresses, we will cover a myriad of topics and speak with different professionals in the health & running community. In this 11th edition, we had a great conversation with guest, Dr. Aaron Wenzel, MD. Dr. Wenzel is a forward thinking medical doctor and owner of the Brentwood MD in Brentwood, Tennessee. Hormones are a vital but often overlooked area of health & wellness. These chemical messengers are active constantly within our ....

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