Running and Endurance

Triathletes begin the swimming portion in the Ironman triathlon in Marina D'Or Spain

5 Tips to Finishing a Triathlon? Not Money, Education, Gear

Endurance training and mental fever aren’t the only tips to finishing a triathlon. Sure triathletes average 18-30 hours per week of training, including swimming a recommended seven miles per week, biking 225 miles and running 48 miles. And yes, Ironman athletes train for an average seven months to participate in the 2.4 mile swim, 112-mile bike …

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Friend of Capitol Rehab David Verburg Blows Minds, Blows Past Competition, in 400M

Track and Field News Friend of Capitol Rehab David Verburg pushed the limits this weekend and edged out a U.S. Men’s Title in the 400M finals, coming from behind to defeat U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist LaShawn Merritt by three-tenths of a second. Verburg secures his place on the U.S. team heading to Beijing for the IAAF …

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Stupid Medicine, Vol. I: Shin Splints

We have been treating sports related injuries for nearly 20 years and now its time for us to unveil the long overdue blog series that we call “Stupid Medicine.” “Stupid medicine” pays tribute to and dissects commonly practiced medical procedures that we hope to see eventually removed from the medical handbooks. This month we begin …

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Top Three Triathlon Injuries: Runner’s Knee, Achilles Tendinitis and Swimmer’s Shoulder

Triathlon Injuries: What to Expect, How to Treat, and How to Prevent Runner’s Knee, Achilles Tendinitis and Swimmer’s Shoulder Our body is composed of a series of structural kinetic chains, in which dysfunction or imbalance in one area can quickly lead to dysfunctions in other parts of the body. Pattern overload describes injury to soft tissues …

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The Secret To Resolving Muscle and Joint Pain Syndromes

A new paradigm in dealing with musculoskeletal injuries.  This article deals with assessing human movement, and highlights the Functional Movement Screen™ and the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) developed by Gray Cook and Lee Burton.  The Functional Movement Screen™ is an innovative system used to evaluate movement pattern quality for clients or athletes. “It has also been …

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Outdoor ice bath

Athlete’s Tip — Alternate Heat and Ice For Speedier Recovery

A simple trick we like to incorporate with our marathon runners in training, as well as our elite athletes, is to introduce the use of alternating ice and heat on the lower extremities following a long run, rigorous workout or even an acute soft tissue injury.  This modality  has been popular for years in treating …

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