Overtraining Syndrome in Young Female Athletes

I’ve titled this specifying young female athletes, but honestly this can occur in women of all ages.  Men, too, of course, but many times men exhibit different symptoms.

I have had the privilege of working with two high school female swimmers recently- both exhibiting the EXACT same symptoms: decreased athletic performance, anxiety, dizziness, light-headedness, […]

Exercise of the Week: Rhomboid and Scapula Pulls

This week we focus on rhomboid and scapular stabilization and strength. While great for swimmers and runners, too, this is especially beneficial for cyclists who spend the majority of their time hunched forward. Holding a simple exercise band at shoulder width and height, slowly draw your arms back, lifting the chest and squeezing between […]

Boot camp for Endurance Athletes, Tuesdays at 5:45

Weight training for endurance athletes? While the focus for runners and cyclists is most often the legs, gains in upper-body strength can translate to a significant performance advantage by improving muscle efficacy and reducing fatigue. Maintaining proper form while running or staying in aero-position on the bike longer will mean better results for […]

Exercise of the Week

This one works shoulders, triceps, core, hamstrings, and coordination. Because, let’s face it, strength without coordination is like a car with no keys. Or a bike with no pedals. Start in pushup position and then rotate to side plank while bringing the top leg slightly forward. Continue to rotate while taking what was the […]

Exercise of the week: Forearm plank to high plank to hip pike

Another great all over exercise. Start with your shins on the ball and forearms on the ground. Engage your core and press up to your hands. Then draw your glutes and hips up and pull the ball closer to your upper body. Return to starting position counts as one rep. Try for 10.

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