Archive for category: Training
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04
2019

Every Runner’s Frenemy

I’ve been a runner essentially my whole life. The sweat, adrenaline, and sense of accomplishment of a good run have had me hooked since my first mile fun run at age 8. I progressed through high school cross country, 5ks, 10ks, and eventually found the marathon in my 30s — likely because the lo...

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11
2018

How Do You Get Up? Let Me Count the Ways…

Want to get stronger? Mobility-challenged? Limited time? No space? Lacking equipment? Warming up? Looking for a reset within a workout? Cooling down? Trying to improve your balance? Looking for the perfect streaker challenge? Cue Techtronic…you know you want this stuck in your head. And get up! For...

04
10
2018

Deadlifts = Overrated?

A quick google search of “deadlift” will pull up hundreds of hits, most of which proclaiming it as the be-all and end-all of strength training. And truthfully, if you’re picking efficient exercises, it’s a pretty good one, considering a conventional deadlift strengthens… Gluteus Maximus: (Butt...

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07
2018

Best-Laid Plans

I am a sucker for a concrete plan. I love black and white. Nuances freak me out. Give me a 12-week plan with reps, weights, sets, and rest times all specifically defined, and I will blissfully and religiously follow it to greatness…and injury. Best-laid plans…we all know how those turn o...

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05
2018

Bare it all this Summer

One of the many perks of working out at Catalyst is that you don’t need shoes. While this has financial advantages (and simplifies early am fashion choices), working out barefoot has a host of other benefits. Spending more time barefoot can prevent injuries, improve balance and gait, and increase sp...