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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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  • The Best of 2021

    The Best of 2021

    Are you new on the blog or curious what high value piece of content you might have missed in 2021? If so, I have you covered. While facing much unpredictability in 2021, I still tried my best to remain consistent with the educational content. This ranged from social media posts ( Facebook & Instagram ),webinars & Fireside Chats, and exclusive content in the Ignite Your Run private Facebook group. Whether you caught some of this or none at all, let me help you by summarizing the best of 2021. At the end of every year, I like to “wrap-up” by sharing the most viewed content. These are not my top choices necessarily but which were viewed the most to provide a more ....

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  • How to Reduce Tightness & Feel Your Best Without Wasting Time Static Stretching (FREE Webinar Replay)

    How to Reduce Tightness & Feel Your Best Without Wasting Time Static Stretching (FREE Webinar Replay)

    Do you constantly feel tight? Have you been stretching and/or foam rolling while seeing limited results? If so, I just held a 60-minute webinar on ' How to Reduce Tightness & Feel Your Best W ithout Wasting Time Static Stretching ' which could really positively impact your range of motion in the weeks and months to come! Static stretching is a common strategy that is often thrown at any and all sensation of tightness. But, unless you have a shortened tissue, you might be addressing your "tightness" with the completely wrong intervention. Let's be honest... we all desire the freedom to move and feel our best. The last thing we want is tightness, aches, and ....

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  • Fireside Chat with Cassandra McCoy, ATC - "Pelvic Floor & Women's Health"

    Fireside Chat with Cassandra McCoy, ATC - "Pelvic Floor & Women's Health"

    Welcome to the Fireside Chat! This series was designed to provide runners and the general population easy to absorb information regarding 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 10th edition, we had a great conversation with guest, Cassandra McCoy, ATC . Cassandra is a licensed athletic trainer and women’s health professional in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The pelvic floor is a commonly overlooked area of the human body. And truth is, it’s rarely talked about which does a disservice to women and men who suffer ....

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  • Strength Training 101 for Runners (FREE Webinar Replay)

    Strength Training 101 for Runners (FREE Webinar Replay)

    Are you newbie to strength training and curious if it would be a good supplement to your running? Have you been strength training for years but unsure if you are doing so effectively to create the best results possible? If so, I just held a 60-minute webinar on ‘Strength Training 101 for Runners’ which should be a game changer for you! Strength training can be a worthwhile supplement to your running. Research shows that it helps improve performance & running economy, and addresses the risk factors associated with injury. But, it has to be executed properly to create the results you desire without adding more to your plate which makes it harder to recover. In ....

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  • Running & Strength Training Recommendations to Best Navigate Your Next Taper

    Running & Strength Training Recommendations to Best Navigate Your Next Taper

    Strength training is a valuable supplemental strategy for any endurance athlete. It has been shown to improve performance and address common risk factors associated with injury. However, in contrast to strength training for the non-athlete, endurance athletes need to be mindful of total volume in order to prevent overtraining which can lead to injury. When following a periodized training plan, the volume of sport training vs. strength training fluctuates throughout the year to put you in the best position possible to be successful come race day. However, mismanaging training volume or neglecting the taper can negate months and month of hard work. The taper can be ....

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