Cole Ellis

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1 07, 2009

Top Female Runner “Kara Goucher” praises Active Release Treatments

By |2016-11-09T05:21:27-07:00July 1st, 2009|Motivation, soft tissue treatments|0 Comments

There is a great article about Kara Goucher (Runners World - May 2009) discussing what makes her excel!  She is an amazing runner, and had the opportunity to watch her run last year at the Olympic Time Trials in Eugene, Oregon.   I liked the article because it hit home on a few areas that runners tend to neglect. It's easy to [...]

12 05, 2009

Stop the Assault & Remove the Hammer – best strategies to fix low back pain

By |2016-11-09T05:21:32-07:00May 12th, 2009|exercises, Injuries|1 Comment

“If you were to hit your thumb lightly, but repeatedly, with a hammer, it would eventually become very painful, and soon, the slightest touch would cause pain.” – Stuart McGill, Low Back Disorders: Evidence-Based Prevention and Rehabilitation The number one cause of low back pain is repeated or sustained flexion. [...]

5 05, 2009

Boost Performance with Interval Training

By |2016-11-09T05:21:37-07:00May 5th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s a common misconception that spending countless hours every week working out is the best way to get in shape, lose weight and improve health. For example, running, cycling, and swimming 3-4 days a week at the same low intensity, and duration. Often, most of these workouts are relatively slower than an interval pace.     Many [...]

15 04, 2009

Improve Mood in 10 Minutes!

By |2016-11-09T05:21:39-07:00April 15th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Going for a run is like getting a small dose of Prozac that helps "re­boot" the brain, because exercise elevates these neurotransmitters. For this reason, exercise will pull you "out of a fog," keep your brain in balance, and thus change your life for the better (Spark). Exercise is good for your heart, but what [...]

25 03, 2009

Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement

By |2016-11-09T05:21:44-07:00March 25th, 2009|Injuries, soft tissue treatments, Techniques|1 Comment

    Most injuries are a combination of overuse coupled with bad form over a relative period of time. For example, sitting at a computer for 8 hrs a day in a flexed position, or running with improper mechanics and even the repetition of lifting weights without proper stabilization.  Over taxing a certain body part in [...]

18 03, 2009

How to Deal with Setbacks!

By |2016-11-09T05:21:46-07:00March 18th, 2009|Motivation|0 Comments

How do you deal with major disruptions to your workout routine? When you're on a roll, you're on a roll. Nothing can stop your motivation. In sports they call this momentum, and it's easy to recognize. The ball bounces where you need it, you make your shot, and everything seems to be going your way. However, [...]

16 03, 2009

Tight Lateral Hip Rotators

By |2016-11-09T05:21:50-07:00March 16th, 2009|exercises, Injuries|0 Comments

    Following up from the last blog – foot flare – I want to go into more detail on the importance of preventing your external (lateral) hip rotators from becoming too tight. Hip rotators can easily become tightened, usually as a result of overuse or sitting too much throughout the day.  Lateral Hip Rotators [...]

12 03, 2009

What Causes the Foot to Flop Out to the Side?

By |2016-11-09T05:21:55-07:00March 12th, 2009|Injuries, Uncategorized|0 Comments

  Tight external hip rotator muscles deep inside the hip.  This pulls on the hip and externally rotates the leg and foot.  Results in foot flare, will exaggerate pronation and alter foot mechanics.  Calf and thigh muscles are often tight and restrictive.  This will not allow the leg to absorb impact forces gracefully.  Hip Flexor [...]

26 02, 2009

Exercise & The Brain

By |2016-11-09T05:21:59-07:00February 26th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“If we could give every individual the right amount of nour­ishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” – Hippocrates   Research is now showing that exercise is not just good for the body, but ex­cellent for the brain. Active motion is the key. [...]

17 02, 2009

Fuel-Factor: Nutrition Essentials

By |2016-11-09T05:22:04-07:00February 17th, 2009|learn from the best, nutrition|0 Comments

From personal experience – Kim Mueller is San Diego’s top sports nutritionist,   you can train all you want, and bank on training alone to get you through a tough endurance event; proper training is imperative, but keep in mind, what you put into your body is just as important.  Kim goes beyond typical nutritional advice, [...]