Now I know I don’t need to be the one to tell you that an effective training program is critical for success and making performance improvements (no brainer, right?) -- but you may be wondering where to start. Well first, it’s important to understand that each program will vary by sport and an individual’s training status, … Continue reading Designing Your Own Training Program? Read this First.
Everyone can benefit from executing a regular hip stability routine. As I go through rehab myself, I'm humbly reminded how important the hips are in almost every movement we do daily. When it comes to fitness though --- Do your knees cave when you squat? We've all seen it. That dreaded, nasty knee cave … Continue reading Hip Stability Routine
As promised, here is the last and final piece of my SI joint recovery posts (part 3). Part 1 was release, stretch, stabilize and activate. Part 2 was core work. And part 3 is a progressive glute strengthening program. Strong glutes are essential to provide stability in the sacroiliac joint. If you are like … Continue reading SI Joint Rehab (Part 3): Progressive Glute Strengthening
Here is part 2 of how I fixed my SI joint pain. For part 1, click here. Part 2 is all about core stability. Strengthening your core muscles will be essential to stabilize the sacroiliac joint. Often a "strong core" is confused with abdominal work. And while this isn't meant to give you a 6 … Continue reading SI Joint Rehab (Part 2): Core Routine
I never knew how common SI joint pain was (pregnancy related, training related or just everyday wear and tear) until I experienced pain daily for several months. I'm not an expert, just a successful patient. It's easiest if you watch the video that accompanies this (linked here). After working with doctors, doing my own … Continue reading How I fixed My SI Joint Pain (Part 1)
Core training has been a major buzz term over the last couple of decades. We hear it and immediately shut down – because let’s be honest, training your core sounds almost as exciting as standing in line at the DMV. Plus, we quickly realize that core training is often confused with abdominal work. "Five Minutes … Continue reading Core Training: The Neglected Piece of Programming That Deserves More Attention