Category | Strength & Mobility

Four Yoga Poses Every Runner Should Know

Posted on 12 November 2013

by Charlotte Clews. Stretching won’t do much for your speed, and flexibility alone won’t make you less prone to injury but that doesn’t mean you should never stretch. While it’s true that a perfectly aligned human body moving in a natural environment should be able to maintain good muscular balance without any additive stretch or [Read more...]

Got Glutes?, Part Three: How Runners Can Further Increase Power and Performance by Having “Smart Behinds”

Posted on 12 March 2013

This instructional article/video is part 3 of a 3-part series.  See part 1 and part 2 here with video. We hope that your glutes will enjoy becoming smarter. And why is that?  As was explained in part 1, runners often have under-performing glutes that can lead to big trouble. When your behind is slow and [Read more...]

Got Glutes?, Part Two: How Runners Can Further Increase Power and Performance by Having “Smart Behinds”

Posted on 22 November 2012

This instructional article is part 2 of a 3-part series.  See part 1 here with video. We hope that your glutes will enjoy becoming smarter. And why is that?  As was explained in part 1, runners often have under-performing glutes that can lead to big trouble. When our behinds are slow and fail to do [Read more...]

Got Glutes? How Runners Can Increase Power and Performance by Having “Smart Behinds”

Posted on 20 August 2012

by Jeniffer Pilotti, M.S and  Sarah Young, M.S. –Runners might not like to admit it but most of them have under-performing glutes. When they get left behind in a race or workout by faster runners, the likely culprit is often their inefficient glutes! In other words, many runners have stupid glutes, or to use a more polite term, [Read more...]

A Flawless Demonstration of Proprioception

Posted on 01 August 2012

*** The balance beam is one of women’s gymnastics toughest and most difficult events. There is almost zero margin for error. As we have seen in the London Olympics, even the most talented gymnasts often slip, stumble, or fall off the narrow wooden beam.  But the balance beam is more than just about maintaining one’s [Read more...]

Video: Runners, Are You Ready to Go Minimal?

Posted on 11 April 2012

The April 2012 issue of Running Times, in part, was an homage to a bygone era…the late  70′s when shoes were flat, thin-soled, and non-bulky. Moreover, the cover recreated the iconic image and cover pose of Jim Fixx’s “The Complete Book of Running,” which came out in 1977 and eventually sold over one million copies. [Read more...]

Stability and Mobility Video for Healthier Natural Running

Posted on 19 January 2012

I’ve often heard it said that you can’t fire a cannon from a canoe. The phrase seemingly dates to naval warfare from the 1800s, but the expression has been popular with fitness instructors and personal trainers who maintain that to “fire a cannon” (build strong arms and legs) you can’t do it from “a canoe [Read more...]

Take the Stability Test — Practice Standing on One Leg

Posted on 15 December 2011

As we “comfortably” situate ourselves into the off-season, reducing our training mileage and racing, this is an ideal time to work on balance and form. A runner will typically average 1,200 steps a mile on one foot. And the gravity force on the body structure is 2.5 times the body weight with each step in [Read more...]

Hip Extension Drills for Better Joint Mobility

Posted on 03 July 2011

by Dr. Mark  Cucuzzella. This is a nice stretch for hip extension which critical joint mobility for efficient running.  Most of us sit all day which shortens the iliacus, psoas, and hip flexor mechanism.  To run with efficient elastic recoil, the upper leg most be able to extend behind the hips and naturally recoil forward. Notice [Read more...]

Should Runners Stretch Before Running?

Posted on 31 March 2011

Why is the running community so divided on this topic?  Your junior high gym teacher probably required you to do a series of stretches at the beginning of each class. These exercises might have included toe touches and hamstring stretches. Proper form was usually neglected. But did these exercises actually warm up your muscles and [Read more...]



 

NRC Latest Publication

Natural Running Center Partner Stores

Two Rivers Treads Shepherdstown, WV
Natural Strides Woodstock, GA
Cleveland Running Company Shaker Heights, OH
NEWSole Running McDonough, GA
Running Lab Brighton, MI
Georgia Game Changers Richmond Hill, GA
Spark Running Severna Park, MD
Distance Runwear Vancouver, BC
Feet For Life - Motion Center Chesterfield, MO
Daddy Ultra Runs Cocoa, FL
Valley Running Company McAllen, TX
Varsity Sports Mandeville Mandeville, LA
Boston Street Running Baltimore, MD
Fit TRI Run Galveston, TX
Velocity Distance Project Columbia, SC
E'Town Running Soles Elizabethtown, KY
Crozet Running Crozet, VA
Tri Shop Plano, TX
Ultra Running Company Charlotte, NC
Running Wild (2)  Pensacola, FL

Reviews by NRC Shoe Editor Nick Pang

Books by NRC Editor Bill Katovsky


 

Post Archives