Functional Strength Videos
Functional strength work targets typical areas of muscular imbalances and teaches you to use your muscles in ways that carry over into your sport specific activities. Functional strength work is as much about making your muscles “smarter” as it is about making them stronger, allowing you to develop neuromuscular control in addition to strength. Functional strength training is vital to help athletes of all levels become stronger, more efficient, and less injury prone. View detailed descriptions of exercises and video demos to learn proper form and execution, and draw from several time-efficient workouts to help you train smart!
Running Drills Videos
Good form equals free speed, and the key to developing good form is to ingrain proper movement patterns into your muscle memory so that it becomes automatic even when fatigue threatens to break it down. Runners who regularly incorporate drills into their training are better able to recruit muscles needed for the task, leaving them less injury prone. And when the going gets tough, they are more efficient. Given that an improvement to running economy is just as good as an improvement in VO2max when it comes to that final number on the stopwatch, it only makes sense to squeeze as much ‘free speed’ out of one’s performance as possible. Check out these videos for demos of drills you can incorporate into your run training!
Dynamic Warmup Videos
A full dynamic run warmup includes three parts: (1) neuromuscular activation, (2) dynamic stretching, and (3) the cardiovascular component (e.g. light running). Start with some simple muscular recruitment exercises to “wake up” the communication lines between the nervous system and the muscular system to ready the body for activity. Then move into some dynamic stretching, which involves controlled movements that take joints through the ranges of motion that will be experienced during the coming workout. A proper warmup provides an important avenue for warding off injury. Check out these videos for demos of activities you can include in your dynamic warmup to get the blood flowing and increase joint mobility in preparation for your workout!