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Most Common Running Overuse Injuries

6 Common Running Overuse Injuries and How to Treat Them

Running is a vital aspect of many athletes’ training and livelihood. But running can also take a heavy toll on one’s body. Runners are used to having minor body aches and pains from time to time, but a running injury is an entirely different story. More than 80 percent of running injuries1 are caused by repetitive stress on certain parts of the body. And believe it or not, even pro runners and athletes still succumb to these overuse injuries. Below are six of the most common overuse injuries in runners and how to deal with them.   1. IT Band… Read More »


Common Triathlon Injuries Triathlete Injury

7 Most Common Sports Injuries That Triathletes Encounter

Triathlon is a great sport to keep active, but it is also one of the most physically exerting sports out there. The combination of running, cycling, and swimming can really push your body to the limit, and sometimes past its breaking point. Injuries are commonplace in triathlon. Triathletes expose themselves to the full spectrum of sports injuries, particularly those that involve muscle overuse and overtraining.   7 Common Triathlon Injuries Let’s take a look at some of the common sports injuries triathletes have to deal with. 1. Knee Injuries A large percentage of sports injuries involve the lower body, and… Read More »


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Hip Mobility Exercises for Cyclist, Runners, and Triathletes

While it should go without saying – hip mobility exercises are essential for high-level cyclists, runners, and triathletes. Restricted hip range-of-motion is the plague. Not only is it one of the most neglected and difficult areas to address, but hip dysfunctions can be a mysterious proponent of injury.  Here we share some of our favorite movements to free-up tight hips. By dedicating 15 minutes a day practicing some of these hip mobility exercises, you can experience wider hip range-of-motion, better glue activation, and greater efficiency in both your pedal stroke and your running stride. Even if you’re not injured, dabbling… Read More »


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What is Scapular Winging? See Exercises to Fix Scapular Dyskinesis/Winging

Summarized in simple terms, scapular winging is a movement dysfunction of the shoulder blade. A normally functioning scapula rests on the rib cage during all movements. Yet, with scapular dyskinesis, the shoulder blade comes off the rib cage. Perhaps, you or a friend, has once shown the other what crazy stuff they can do with their shoulder blade. As things go, some people can force their scapula to wing. I remember a soccer teammate in my youth who got some serious fame for it. There are two types of scapular winging: Medial Scapular Winging: the inside of the scapula lifts… Read More »


Foundation Training

Foundation Training: The Art of the Injury-Proof Athlete

At one of his meetups in San Francisco, I was able to chat with Kona veteran and fitness guru Ben Greenfield about combating injuries. Immediately he brought-up the book Foundation Training, in which he advocates as a solid tool to become a more resilient and injury-free athlete. Coupled with a forward written by Lance Armstrong, I was compelled to give Foundation Training a try. I was sold on its potential after experimenting with a couple exercises.   “Foundation Training enabled me feel more grounded, poised, and confident to train.” More than just the next fitness fad, Foundation Training is quickly becoming a proliferated movement practice, and… Read More »


Strength Training for Triathlete Triathlon

Strength Training for Triathletes:
The Rules of Resistance & Weight Training for Triathlon

Most triathlon coaches will agree, strength training for triathletes requires a unique approach compared to athletes who rely on explosive strength and fast-twitch power. In this post, we cover fundamental best practices to help you get the most from endurance-specific strength training. Do Triathletes Need to Lift Weights & Strength Train? Like most endurance events, triathlon is an incredibly repetitive sport. For many triathletes, constant training and racing can often lead to muscle weaknesses and imbalances over time. A fourth discipline to achieving longevity and success in triathlon is strength training. When properly executed for a targeted distance event(1), strength… Read More »


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How to VooDoo Floss Knee, Ankle, Calf, and Hamstring

VooDoo floss bands are a secret weapon for injury prevention and rehabilitation. Using a high-compression force that’s applied around specific joints and muscles, the VooDoo floss band can help restore connective tissue, improve blood flow, and increase range of motion. This article focuses on VooDoo flossing various parts of the legs, specifically the knees, ankle, calf, and hamstring muscles. Floss bands can also be useful for elbows, shoulders, wrists, and other surrounding joints and musculature. When getting started flossing, we highly recommend using proper “VooDoo” floss bands from Rogue Fitness (that is, unless you have an allergy to latex). Between… Read More »


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