Exercise & Fitness

Marathon training

Close to the Finish Line: How to Prevent Late-Stage Marathon Training Injuries

Marathon training is a unique adventure in its own right. While running is good for the body, running marathons isn’t. The term “hitting the wall” in marathon running is not supposed to be literal, but it feels like it. Hitting the wall means that your body has decided to shut down due to a lack of …

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Triathlon Bike Ride Training by David Henkel and Speed Sherpa

Breaking into the Triathlon Scene: The Fundamentals of Training

Written by David Henkel, head coach at Speed Sherpa. Whether you are a runner, swimmer, or cyclist looking to become a multisport athlete, or a newcomer to the race scene altogether, here are the basics you need to know about how to start training for a triathlon: Set the Right Goals Check This Special Offer …

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Preparing for Triathlon Season: Let’s Get Physical

When it’s 10 degrees and snowing outside, triathlon season may feel far away, but now is the time to start thinking about races. The first thing to do before you even start physically preparing for triathlon season is to schedule your annual race plan. If you’re doing more than one race, planning your season will help you prioritize …

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Post-op recovery for hip surgery includes FlexAware.

FlexAware: The Secret to My Fast Recovery

If you follow the Capitol Rehab of Arlington Facebook page or our blog posts on the website, you may have noticed I have been talking a lot and busily promoting FlexAware classes in our office. It has helped increase the speed of a fast post-op recovery. FlexAware is a revolutionary exercise system that was created by Steven Shafarman. Steven’s …

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Movement & Breathing Techniques You Forgot You Knew: That’s FlexAware

FlexAware® is a new approach to fitness, healing, and exercise, for people of all ages and all health conditions. It’s based on the way young children naturally move and learn. Young children, particularly in the range of 2-5 years old, move freely, spontaneously, somewhat randomly. You might recall seeing that with your children or grandchildren. …

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Smart watch wearable technology is the new fitness trend

Fitness Trends for 2016: Best and New, Tried and True

The annual Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends is out with its 2016 edition, and No. 1 on the list of trends for 2016 is wearable technology. Surprised? Yeah, me neither. As the survey notes, the wearable technology industry is exploding — expected to reach $6 billion next year with fitness trackers, smart glasses, smart watches, heart rate monitors, GPS tracking …

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Boy drinks water from a hose

Benefits of Hydration Go Beyond Prevention of Dehydration: Drink More Water

A recent article claiming that concerns about dehydration are vastly overblown makes such bizarre conclusions that I can only presume it was written so narrowly and literally that the author never considered the benefits of hydration. Author Aaron E. Carroll, a pediatrician, argued recently in The New York Times that there’s no science behind the recommendation for individuals to drink …

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Coach Reggie Kitchen with my son Quint Booker in Sterling, Virginia

Here’s To Walking The Walk (And A Huge Shout Out To Coach Reginald Kitchen & Coach Mo)

Many of my Sundays are spent making a 35 mile drive from Ft. Washington, MD to Sterling, Virginia just so my son, Quint, can meet with Coach Reginald Kitchen. Now I understand that for many people, as well as many parents, this type of “optional” commute would seem excessive and ridiculous…especially just so a 10 year …

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