Are you running with a stress fracture?
Running with a stress fracture or a bone stress injury can lead to further injury if not properly managed and treated. Bone stress injuries (BSI) and Bone Stress Fractures are a commonly under-diagnosed running related injury. But many athletes are running with a stress fracture (or bone stress injury), thinking it is a simple muscle strain or tendinitis. But bone...
3 Ways to Improve Your Running Health
The running season is upon us and in preparation for your upcoming race you’ve been putting in the miles on the road. Every runner wants to reach that next time or distance goal, and the most important factor in reaching them is to stay consistent in your training. But every year, many runners find themselves fighting with nagging aches, pains,...
Running Form Assessment – A Key to Improving Your Runs
Do you want to run faster? Do you want to be able to run longer without running out of breath? If so, then it’s time that you take a look at your running form. While there are many factors that contribute to running performance, such as the terrain and climate conditions, one key factor is how effectively athletes use their...
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Top 3 Tips to Improve Your Recovery & Performance
R.E.C.O.V.E.R.Y Recovery and performance go hand and hand. As we look for performance to improve, our ability to recover must be riding right there next to it. This is true for both physical and mental performance. If we are in the gym or in the office, we need to learn to master this relationship. Let’s be honest, we could all...
Staying Healthy During Your Half, Full, or Ultra Marathon Training!
That race is coming up and it’s time to start putting in the miles. Whether you are going for that half marathon, marathon, or ultra marathon distance you are bound to be spending some time on the road or trails over the next few months. At Onward Bellingham we specialize in working with runners. We can help maximize efficiency with...
Top Lateral Hip and Core Exercises
Being really strong in the lateral hip and core is vitally important to many sports, exercises, and activities of daily living. These muscles allow us to lift heavier weights with squats, run with better form, and tolerate more rigors of daily life. A lack of strength in the lateral hip and core can make performing to our full potential at...
Top 4 Causes of Shin Splints and What to do About It
As the weather warms up and you’ve started adding miles to your runs, you might have started noticing a subtle increase of a nagging pain beginning in your shins. As the nagging pain increases and starts limiting your runs, you might do some research and find the internet talking about shin splints and many different ways to combat it. There are...
Strength Training For Runners: The Key To Longevity
Why Do Injuries Occur, And What Do We Do About It? Many times, pain and injury in endurance sports are linked to a combination of lacking stability or poor mechanics. These faults can lead to stress of our joints and soft tissues, and with thousands of strides the pain is inevitable. I tell these athletes we need to look at...
Avoid These 5 Mistakes During Your Spring Running
Eager to get back into running? Ready to start training for your next 5k, 10k, or marathon? Looking to hit a PR this year? Us too! So, avoid these 5 common running mistakes this Spring! ...