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MARCH 2019 STRENGTH AND RUNNING BLOG
I recap my fitness convention experiences at the IDEA personal trainer institute south in Dallas, TX; The good, the bad, and the sweaty.
We know how to life healthier, we just don’t always do it. Take my healthy lifestyle quiz and see how you score, then learn how to begin to bridge the gap between knowing and doing.
Try my easy to prepare spinach and turkey stuffed mushrooms for a quick and healthy meal.
Runners that strength train are stronger, faster and less prone to an injury. Try these six lower body exercises in my nine-week run stronger plan.
As an advocate for moderation in nutrition and fitness I can accept that moderation doesn’t work for everyone all the time. It’s important to keep an open mind and adjust your lifestyle choices based on your results. If moderation isn’t working for you, what else can you try? I believe in everything in moderation, including moderation. Try my five strategies to kick-start fat loss over the next 30 days.
FEBRUARY 2019 STRENGTH AND RUNNING BLOG
Do you struggle with focus? You’re not alone. Too many goals, not enough time? Learn my framework for following one course until successful. Breaking your goals into small daily actions can help you achieve the results you desire.
If you are experiencing pain leading up to race day it can be a hard decision after months of training: To race or not to race? Take your ego and emotions out of it and ask yourself these questions to decide if you should race or rest.
If you want to run faster follow this 12-week speed work plan to progressively increase speed without increasing injury risk. Learn about the different types of speed work, how to perform them, and how to safely integrate them into your training schedule.
Often in our fitness journey we look for duct tape solutions to our problems, the weight loss pill, the quick fix, or the fad diet, instead of addressing the problem at the root. Learn to build a foundation of a healthy lifestyle for permanent results.
Check out my Spotify alternative rock running playlist for some motivation that will be music to your ears.
I visited LiveLeanRX in Fort Worth for Dexa body composition scan. Learn how to use the results from a Dexa scan to decrease fat and gain muscle. Throw away your scale and use body composition measurements to track progress.
If you love a runner, she’s probably not like other girls. Give her a unique Valentine’s Day gift on February 14th that shows you love her as much as she loves to run.
To improve in running, sometimes we have to set aside our ego and take a step back and unlearn poor movement patterns to run forward more efficiently. Running is a skill, and skills can be learned and improved with frequent drills, practice and exercises. Follow along as I experiment with the Pose Method of running.
I started taking CBD oil then hemp oil because I had heard many accounts of its anxiety and pain-reducing benefits. After a couple of months of increased anxiety I made the connection between the hemp oil pill and my depressed mood. When I stopped taking the hemp oil I felt an immediate improvement in my emotional well-being. My story is not typical, but I wanted to tell it to help others who may have had a similar experience.
What’s inside your runner’s survival kit? I polled my social media followers on the items they couldn’t run without. From chapstick to running partners, you’ll love these answers. These running necessities will keep you running long and strong. What did I miss? I’d love your input.
JANUARY 2019 STRENGTH AND RUNNING BLOG
Running injuries seem common, but they are avoidable with proper training, programming, and rest. Are you making any of these mistakes that may lead to a running injury? This post outlines how to get a running injury. If you avoid these training missteps (pun intended) you increase your chances of running injury-free.
I have a confession. I was not feeling my best for a couple of months. I was losing motivation was working through how to get back to a sense of normalcy when I made one small change, and everything changed for the better.
It's the third week of January. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming? Is the excitement of big goals in the new year starting to fade away? Don’t worry, it’s normal! Learn how to get over the new year’s resolution slump so you can keep working towards your goals all year long.
Strength training isn’t cross training, it’s as important to your run training programing as the long run and intervals. Not sure where to start? Incorporate these five strength training moves into your next workout to build the runner-specific strength that will help you improve your run.
Follow these five tips to become a better runner to run stronger and faster, with a reduced chance of injury and watch out for these common mistakes that runners make
You might be a runner if you act in any of these strange ways. Runners behave in a way that seems odd to non-runners, but is perfectly acceptable in the running community. You know you’re a runner when you can relate to these weird behaviors as part of your normal running life.
Use these three simple strategies to break bad eating habits for a healthier lifestyle.
If Santa forgot some self-care gifts to help you transition into the New Year, I have the best ideas for gifts to treat yourself.
A New Year’s Workout to kick off the year with a bang! Try this high-intensity workout that includes beginner, intermediate and advanced versions, so if you’re starting with your new year resolutions, or if you’ve been working out for years, this New Years-themed workout is for you.