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Taking the trail less traveled...my mission in healthcare.
This picture is a view most will not see because they choose another path, the easier path. I hate to say it but that is how things work in America now. We have this amazing landscape all around us and most will never see it due to physical limitations.
For those that don’t know where this first picture it, this is from the back side of Taggart Lake in Grand Teton National Park. What you can see in the distance, way on the other side of the lake, is where everyone else is. It is still a beautiful view, but when the trail splits, we went RIGHT, while the other 99% went LEFT, taking the much shorter, flat route. Honestly, there were more 🐻 around us than people on this hike, but that is a story for a different time.
What we did find were steep climbs, amazing wildlife...and on a busy weekend in a National Park, we had Bradley lake to ourselves. We saw the most amazing sights...all because we went right instead of left.
Now I’m not insensitive to the inabilities of others, but I do know that a large number of those are self-inflicted based on choices and not getting the care needed for an injury in a timely manner. My plea here is to take care of yourself and get help when needed.
If you are one who is sitting at this lake wishing you could see the other side, that is your cue! That is also our goal when we work with patients, to help them take the trail less traveled because that is where the real challenge, enjoyment, and best views are!
We challenge ourselves and I encourage my children to do the same. They may fight me at first or complain they are tired...but when they get to a spot that is truly remarkable, the payoff gives them a renewed energy to enjoy their surroundings and press forward.
As we head into summer, I challenge you to take the less traveled path and see what you can find. Take care of yourself, and seek adventure. P.S. Don’t forget tour 🐻 spray. #hiking #sportschiropractic #revivesportspine
Racing options here in #utah are plentiful. Almost every weekend you can find not one race, but almost everything from a #5krun to an #ultramarathon
Over the past 5 years, we have covered over 200 races, helped thousands of athletes recover from their race, and supported many of the areas best race directors.
One of most well-known, respected, and positive people I have ever met is also an OG of the #saltlakecity road racing scene. James Z. with @sportsamutah not only puts on great events, but genuinely enjoys the process of setting up races, all the behind the scenes stress, and congratulating all those who cross the finish line.
If you have not been to a Sports-Am race yet, do it now! In the days of over-inflated marathons and sky high race entries, the ‘easy-goin’ feel of these events is refreshing. Thanks for all you do James, we all appreciate it. See you all at the next race. #utahrunning #therunnerafix #saltlakecityrunning
Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual - Jocko Willink
To reach goals and overcome obstacles and become the best version of you possible will not happen by itself. It will not happen cutting corners, taking shortcuts, or looking for the easy way.
THERE IS NO EASY WAY.
There is only:
HARD WORK - LATE NIGHTS - EARLY MORNINGS - PRACTICE - REHEARSAL - REPETITION - STUDY - SWEAT - BLOOD - TOIL - FRUSTRATION - DISCIPLINE
THERE MUST BE DISCIPLINE.
Strength Training For Runners - Exercise 3️⃣ - KETTLEBELL SWING
The kettlebell swing is a great movement. It rounds out any exercise routine well, while also being a great stand alone exercise itself. Just like the SQUAT and DEADLIFT, it is a movement that takes practice.
REMEMBER - The Kettlebell Swing is a hinging movement. You are seeing a trend here. The hips control the movement. It is the same in running...THE HIPS CONTROL THE SHOW!
The Kettlebell swing is NOT a strength movement. It is not an upper body exercise, though many perform it that way. Practice the hip hinge movement and increase weight ONLY when ready.
#runningstrength #sportschiropractor #saltlakecity
Strength Training For Runners - Exercise #2: DEADLIFT
If there is an exercise that runners avoid more than the squat, it is the deadlift. It is challenging and intimidating, but will give you back 10 fold what you put in.
Our goal today is to help you understand the importance of form when deadlifting, and how to hip hinge. From there, I personally think that everyone should aim for at least their body weight if not 1.5-2xs your body weight as a goal....but this is also my favorite lift.
DEADLIFT PROGRESSION: Kneeling Hip Hinge ➡️ Kettlebell Hinge ➡️ Loaded Deadlift.
#runningstrenght #sportschiropractic #saltlakecity #therunnersfix
We all have to start somewhere! Everyone has a different starting point, a different goal, with different expectations. One of my goals is to run a sub 18:00 5k again before I turn 40!
I post this as a way to see where I can improve year over year for the next 4 years and how my times improve (hopefully)!
You see, this is the slowest timed 5k I have ever ran, even slower than my very first 5k race during #crosscountry in high school! I was a 16:30-16:45 5k runner in high school. While I don’t anticipate getting that fast again, nor do I want to take the amount of time it would take to train for something like that away from my family, but I am seeking my inner ‘old man’ speed!
I am sensitive to the fact that my most recent 5k is someone else’s long term end goal, or that running under 8:00 pace is unachievable for some. That is not the point here. The point is that YOUR GOALS ARE YOUR GOALS. No one can take them away or steer you away from them unless you let them. 2 years ago I made the conscious decision to dedicate my free time to my family and our practice growth that would help me support my family. I still love running, training, and the community it holds, but it is not my priority!
I train when I can, but if I miss a day or two, it doesn’t ruin the whole plan. Some weeks are better than others. I’m more realistic these days, which is why I gave myself 4 years to achieve this goal. Also because I’m older, making it take more time to improve. I’m busier, that’s just life! I enjoy other things besides running and you have to make time for that too.
So, when you set out toward a goal. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Take your time, be realistic. Slow progress is still PROGRESS. #runningmotivation #saltlakecity #therunnersfix #setgoals
We talk often of the benefits of strength training 🏋️♀️, especially to runners 🏃🏻. Strength training benefits nearly everyone who takes the time to do it correctly, with a plan. It helps us in sport, in our daily activities, as we age, and just helps us feel better as a human!
Most of us were told in our teenage years that weight lifting was bad for development. We now have 🏔 of evidence that supports weight training as not only a way to increase sport performance, but to DECREASE THE RISK OF INJURY. That took a 180 didn’t it!?
If you have a young distance runner in your house, you work with them frequently in your clinic (probably injured due to lack of strength to resist and adapt to running stress), or you are a coach...take your attention to the American College of Sports Medicine’s recent Special Report titled, “Youth Distance Running: Strategies for Training and Injury Reduction”.
We will be diving into this over the coming months, but my attention went to their review on strength training. #trainsmart #running #sportschiropractic #therunnersfix
Work is often the differentiating factor for success, not talent. Talent is useless unless it is directed toward a certain goal or outcome. Whether you are a runner 🏃🏻, weightlifter 🏋️, golfer 🏌️, swimmer 🏊♀️, cyclist 🚵♂️, tennis player 🎾, triathlete, ultimate frisbee player, etc. you have to put in the WORK.
As you watch the Masters this weekend, those playing put in a tremendous amount of time, effort, and sacrifice to be invited to this tournament. You will see the best golfers in the world, heading out hours before their round to stretch, warm-up, study the course and hole locations, chip and putt over and over, to prepare themselves for this one round.
Anything you want to accomplish; Sports, life, business, or otherwise, takes WORK! Work allows you to best use your talents. Work prepares you for when an opportunity presents itself (some call this luck). Work also makes you a great example for those around you. Be the hardest (and smartest) worker in the room, it will pay off. #saltlakecity #motivation #revivesportspine #golfquotes
Strength Training For 🏃🏽♀️ Runners 🏃🏻 - Exercise 1️⃣•5️⃣ SQUAT 🏋️ MOBILITY
The most common response and questions to our first exercise in this series, the squat, was that many were having difficulty due to immobility and flexibility issues, and what to do about it to allow for a safe and full squat movement.
HIP MOBILITY - Hip Flexor Lunge ➡️ Frog Stretch ➡️ Posterior Hip Foam Rolling
THORACIC SPINE MOBILITY - Thoracic Extension ➡️ Quadruped Rotation ➡️ Bench Extension & Lat Stretch
ANKLE MOBILITY - Calf Muscle Foam Rolling ➡️ Ankle Dorsiflexion Lunge ➡️ Single Leg Stance #running #therunnersfix #saltlakecity #sportschiropractor
Everything is a ‘work in progress’. This is especially true with health, athletics, relationships, running 🏃🏻, and golf 🏌️.
My wife would say I have too many hobbies. There is running, triathlon, fishing, hiking, camping, and golf...one I’m trying to get back to!
One of the primary reasons I undertook the Titleist Performance Institutes medical provider training was to give me a reason to play often, get my kids involved, and also improve my game. Helping patients enjoy golf injury free or get them back to playing after an injury is a GREAT added bonus! I try to be a ‘walk the walk’ provider in the care we recommend.
As you can see from my swing, I have a ton of work to do. When I last went through a #TPI assessment myself, I had a handful of areas to work on...I obviously still do. I use this video to express that there is always PRACTICE, but never perfection. We can always improve, we can help others improve, but we have to continue to learn, humble ourselves to be the student, and implement what we learned for the betterment of ourselves, those around us, and in this case, to improve our #golf game. #golfswing #golftips #saltlakecity #utahgolf
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