Tuscobia Winter Ultra

I showed up the starting line 15 minutes beforehand, picked up my new sled harness, took an obligatory pre-race photo, and then started running. There wasn’t much to say about the start. The start of a long ultra is always super boring. No hype. No energy. It’s always just like “Okay, you guys can start now”, and then people start walking in the general direction of the course.

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Weak Glutes in a 500# Deadlift?

In a traditional running population, you see weak hips or “under active” glutes all the time. This often leads to hip drop, excessive external rotation during the recovery phase of the stride, and a host of other issues. In my coaching, I don’t exactly work with a traditional running population though. I work with a lot of runners who squat and deadlift double, sometimes even triple their own bodyweight, yet the still show some of the symptoms of weak hips and glutes in their gait analysis. How does this even make sense?

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My Take On Group Fitness

A lot of strength athletes, endurance athletes, and coaches of all kinds really hate on group fitness. They either feel that they are athletically superior to the “gen pop” you often see at group classes, or they are so infatuated with their own coaching style that they have to assume the worst of any group class, without even taking the time to try a class and see what it’s all about; what kind of person it could benefit, what kind of workout it really is, or how any of these classes could be potentially be integrated into an intelligent program to offer your clients some fun, variety, and social interaction into their training plan.

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