The EnduraStrong running programs by Chris Johnson and Ryan DeBell

Well, look at this.  My good friends Chris Johnson (he of famous mute exercise videos) and Ryan Debell (he of the superb MovementFix series) have created running and strength and conditioning programs.  I'm being a total shill here because I am biased towards these guys.  It is a very good program (I get nothing for saying this although Chris did let me sleep in his basement for a weekend) and you can see it here.

They've developed interactive pdf running programs that help you get faster while still having a life and don't lead to your other athletic abilities go downhill.  The programs blend running with straightforward strength training.  What I am envious of is the integration of the videos and demos within the pdf.  If you aren't sure of the exercise, you click on the exercise and up pops the video.  I took a screen shot below.  

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As a therapist I think using this program with your patients could certainly be valuable.  You don't have to use the entire program but you can use it as blueprint to modify a running program, get people started with a running program and certainly improve someone's training.  

It also is a good source for exercise videos.  The exercises are straightforward, comprehensive and certainly applicable to a lot of conditions.

Good work guys.

If you want to stretch your hamstrings please continue to do so.

If you want to stretch your hamstrings please continue to do so.

was informed of a recent post in The Huffington Post entitled "Stop stretching your hamstrings".  This style of article (where we lambast some exercise)  has been pretty popular for a number of years and I have certainly contributed my share.  This one in particular I could have written 20 years ago when I was pretty strongly against yoga and stretching. I'd go out of my way to find any research that supported my bias.

Confronting with Strength. Reconceptualizing our assessment to make changes in behaviour and pain



The point: How are patient's view their pain or injury influences both their behaviours and their sensitivity.  Finding ways to change this narrative can be helpful. It might also be relevant the idea of expectancy violation to change pain but I'll stay away from that topic for now.