Core X

I’m excited to share Core X with you.  The changes from Core H are simple.  Core X is half as long – 5 minutes rather than 10 minutes – and no crunches.  I trust Dr. Hansen’s opinion on core strength; at the 3:02 mark of this video he talks about why he doesn’t like crunches.…

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Should Runners go to the Weight Room? Part 1

The first thing we need to acknowledge is that in training athletes to become the best runners they can be there are “Many Roads to Rome.” That said, I’m a firm believer that runners should do non-running exercises if they want to to run faster. If you improve your General Strength and Mobility (GSM) you…

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General Strength for Young Track Athletes

I received the following comment on facebook after posting a video of a very challenging General Strength routine called Core H (video). Great core work out. How much recovery time should a 15 year old take between workouts? The 15 year old has been training 6 days a week with his high school cross country…

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Marathon Road

Thought you might enjoy the following video of Team USA Minnesota as we get ready for tomorrow’s 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials. You can watch an HD version of the video by clicking on the YouTube icon and then changing the number to the right of the closed captioning sign to 720pHD.

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Joyful Training in the Rain

Read more about the workout at Flotrack.org.

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Up-Regulate HGH and Testosterone in less than 5 minutes

This workout is simple. Get a kettlebell, do the exercises in the video. That’s it. The one exercise I left out of the video is the Turkish get up. Great general strength exercise. Five reps of the Turkish get up on each side is a nice amount of work for the novice. You buy a…

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Building a Better Myrtl

Simple question: If you were to design a routine that strengthened the hip girdle area and lasted five minutes or less, what exercises would you use, how many reps and in what order? Couple of things to consider:  This comment and this comment correctly highlight that lateral leg raises are targeting the lower back and…

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A couple of thoughts on the NCAA meet

First, congratulations to the University of Colorado Men’s who finished third yesterday at the NCAA Cross Country Championships. Check out Daniel Petty‘s article for more details. I’m fortunate to have had the top three scores – Richard Medina, Joe Boshard and Andy Wacker – work at the Boulder Running Camps as counselors; they’re great guys…

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