Functional Biomechanics

Different Strokes for Different Folks

Different Strokes for Different Folks

Nope, this one isn’t about swimming. It’s about everything in life, your swimming stroke, running stride, and pedal stroke are no exceptions.  Different strokes for different folks is a lesson learned early for some and forever missed by others.  The beaut   Everyday I am reminded and humbled by how deep, “different strokes for different folks,” translates to all aspects…

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Reset, Back To Basics

Reset, Back To Basics

If your house was sinking, would you replace the windows?  Hmmmm…. Probably wouldn’t slow the sinking, would it?  In fact, replacing the windows would likely distract you from fixing the foundation. The foundation is core of your temple.  Whether your home, body, stroke, or stride, it’s the foundation that supports every improvement we make.  Without a firm, well designed foundation,…

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Everybody is An Athlete

Everybody is An Athlete

We live in an exciting time for endurance sports. People of all shapes and sizes are getting into running, cycling, and swimming. Many are learning, for the first time in their life, they can accomplish athletic feats they once thought insurmountable. Whether it’s walking your first 5k, qualifying for Boston, or finishing an Ironman, you can train your body to…

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Don’t Let Your Tool Get You in Trouble

Don’t Let Your Tool Get You in Trouble

Don’t let your tool get you in trouble. Athletes like to use tools to enhance performance. Whether it’s a heart rate monitor, pull buoy, or base building, all tools can get you in trouble if not used appropriately. When the tool becomes a crutch, when we can only “perform” while using the tool, it becomes a bandaid rather than performance…

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Triathlon Coaching Versus Triathlon Training

Triathlon Coaching Versus Triathlon Training

Triathlon Coaching Versus Triathlon Training Is there a difference between triathlon coaching versus triathlon training? What is the difference between triathlon coaching and triathlon training? Does training versus coaching matter to you? The terms are used interchangeably. Should they be? Triathlon: a : an athletic contest that is a long-distance race consisting of three phases (as swimming, bicycling, and running)…

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Running: Every Technique is Right

Running: Every Technique is Right

Take a second to watch a few different people run. Focus on their shoulder movements. Do they all look the same? What do you notice is different? Every part of your body has a role in movement. Most of us don’t understand what does what, in our body, and how parts work together. How then, do we know which techniques,…

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Why Change Your Oil or Rotate Your Tires?

Why Change Your Oil or Rotate Your Tires?

Your body is the vehicle that moves you. Think of it as a car. Do you change your oil before blowing a gasket? Should you rotate and replace the tires or wait until they cause other issues you don’t quite understand? What makes you trust your mechanic? You’ve spent years beefing up or breaking down the way your body moves. Nuts…

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Triathlete Swimmers: Introduce Your Hands to Your Feet

Triathlete Swimmers: Introduce Your Hands to Your Feet

Too often, triathlete swimmers are told they don’t need to kick. Not kicking is justified as the wetsuit will keep their legs floating, it will conserve energy for the swim, or other seemingly logical rationale. Plain and simple, kicking by itself doesn’t have the same propulsion for the energy it consumes as the pulling component of the freestyle stroke. Alright,…

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Injury Symptoms: Chicken or the Egg

Injury Symptoms: Chicken or the Egg

As fitness enthusiasts and endurance athletes, we push our bodies hard for fun.  At times, this will lead to all kinds of aches, pains, and weird body symptoms.  Too often, movement and medical professionals get caught up on the symptoms of injury, ignoring the root cause. Now that may sound confusing so let’s look a bit deeper into the difference…

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