By Lori Sawyer. Lori Sawyer is a certified athletic trainer and licensed sports nutritionist who has worked with Seton Hall University and UCLA Athletics. She currently operates Mommy-Moves which includes stroller classes, boot camps and nutritional programs throughout NJ. For more info, go to www.mommy-moves.com .
Whether you are new to the sport of running or a seasoned veteran, you always run a risk of injury. Being smart about your training and preparing to race properly can significantly reduce the risk of injury. Educating yourself on the big 3: STRENGTH, FLEXIBILITY and CARDIOVASCULAR TRAINING will help decrease injury right off the bat. Make sure to find the proper training schedule that fits the goals of your race and design your program around these goals.
I am going to focus on the strength-training portion of injury prevention in this article. You may have read different philosophies on strength training for running. I TRULY BELIEVE that strength training can make you a … Read More