The 3 Things You Should Be Doing 2-3 Months Before Marathon Training Begins
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by Kelly Roberts
1M ago
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kelly Roberts (@kellykkroberts) In search of marathon training tips? Here are 3 things you should be doing in the 2-3 months before marathon training officially begins to help you prevent injuries and enjoy marathon training when it officially begins. Build Your Aerobic Base and Mileage Slowly. In the rush of excitement leading up to marathon training, it's tempting to hit the ground running. Too many runners get a marathon training plan online and jump into week 1 without adjusting the plan to meet them where they are. Take a moment to check in w ..read more
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Balance Pivot Matrix: A Must-Have Exercise for Runners
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by Kelly Roberts
1M ago
Are you ready to take your running game to the next level and unleash your inner badass on the pavement? Well, strap on those sneakers and get ready to dive into the Balance Pivot Matrix, a game-changing exercise that Coach Amanda is breaking down for us today. So, what exactly is the Balance Pivot Matrix, and why should every badass lady runner be incorporating it into her routine? Let's break it down. What is the Balance Pivot Matrix? Created by the Grey Institute, the Balance Pivot Matrix is a dynamic exercise that combines elements of balance, stability, and mobility. It involves moving th ..read more
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10 Common Mistakes New Runners Make (That You’re Probably Making)
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by Kelly Roberts
2M ago
New runners, it’s rare to find one who isn’t making every mistake in the book. SO REST EASY, mistakes are apart of the process. You only know what you know, right? Whether you're just starting out on your running journey or you're getting back into it after a break, not knowing the how to put your strongest foot forward is normal. But fear not, because today we're diving into ten mistakes new runners make, and how to turn those oopsies into opportunities for growth. Common New Runner mistake #1: Doing Too Much Too Soon If you don’t know where you are, how are you supposed to start where you a ..read more
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Mastering Planks: A Shoulder Alignment Workshop with Coach Amanda
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by Kelly Roberts
2M ago
As a yoga instructor and advocate for women's health, I'm thrilled to collaborate with Coach Amanda on this insightful "how to" video focusing on plank exercises—a fundamental yet often misunderstood component of fitness. In this workshop, Coach Amanda provides valuable guidance to help athletes understand and correctly perform planks, with a specific focus on shoulder alignment for optimal effectiveness and safety. Planks are a versatile and efficient exercise that targets multiple muscle groups, including the core, shoulders, and glutes. However, improper form and alignment can lead to disco ..read more
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How To Care For Hamstrings For Runners
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by Kelly Roberts
2M ago
Runners, need help prehabing injuries and taking care of your hamstrings—a crucial area for runners' performance and overall well-being. Join Coach Amanda as she guides runners through a series of exercises utilizing a lacrosse ball and a chair, designed to release tension, improve flexibility, and prevent injuries in the hamstrings. Hamstring tightness is a common issue among runners, often stemming from the repetitive impact of running and inadequate post-run recovery practices. Neglecting proper care of the hamstrings can lead to discomfort, decreased range of motion, and an increased risk ..read more
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Enhancing Mobility: Foot and Ankle Warm-Up Exercises for Athletes
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by Kelly Roberts
2M ago
As athletes, we often focus on warming up our larger muscle groups before training or competition, but we sometimes overlook the importance of preparing our feet and ankles—the foundation of our movement. That's why I'm thrilled to collaborate with Coach Amanda to present a series of effective foot and ankle warm-up exercises tailored specifically for athletes. In our "how to" video, Coach Amanda guides athletes through a sequence of dynamic stretches and mobility drills designed to increase flexibility, improve stability, and prevent injuries in the feet and ankles. These exercises are essent ..read more
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Back of the Body Opener for Runners - From Neck to Toes
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by Kelly Roberts
2M ago
As both a yoga instructor and a passionate advocate for runners' well-being, I'm excited to collaborate with Coach Amanda on this comprehensive "how to" video designed to open up the back of the body from the neck to the toes. This sequence of stretches and foam rolling exercises is tailored specifically for runners, addressing common areas of tension and tightness that can hinder performance and increase the risk of injury. In our video, Coach Amanda begins by guiding athletes through gentle stretches and self-myofascial release techniques to release tension in the neck and upper back—the are ..read more
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Back and Body Opener For Those Days When You're Feeling Stressed
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by Kelly Roberts
2M ago
In the fast-paced world of running, it's not uncommon for stress to manifest physically, leaving us feeling tense and tight in both body and mind. As a yoga instructor and avid runner, I understand the importance of finding balance and alleviating stress to ensure optimal performance and overall well-being. That's why I'm thrilled to collaborate with Coach Amanda to present a series of rejuvenating exercises aimed at opening up the back and releasing tension in the body, perfect for those days when stress feels overwhelming. In our "how to" video, Coach Amanda guides viewers through a sequence ..read more
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Healing Mind and Body: Meditation for Injured Runners
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by Kelly Roberts
2M ago
Injuries are an unfortunate reality for many runners, often leaving us feeling frustrated, discouraged, and disconnected from our passion for running. While physical rehabilitation is crucial for recovery, it's equally important to address the mental and emotional toll that injuries can take. In our collaboration with Coach Amanda, we present a guided meditation specifically tailored to help injured runners navigate their healing journey with grace and resilience. All runners understand firsthand the challenges that come with injury. It's not just the physical pain that weighs us down; it's al ..read more
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How To Care For Your Plantar Fascia
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by Kelly Roberts
2M ago
For runners, taking care of the plantar fascia is crucial for maintaining optimal performance and preventing debilitating injuries. The plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot, can become tight and inflamed due to the repetitive impact of running. In our latest "how to" video, Coach Amanda shares expert techniques on how to effectively care for your plantar fascia, offering runners valuable insights into alleviating discomfort and promoting foot health. The plantar fascia plays a critical role in supporting the arch of the foot and absorbing shock during e ..read more
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