Soccer players– what scares you more: open water swimming with the possibility of sharks and jellyfish around, or tearing your Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) at the start of season? I’d bet it’s the latter. What if I told you that I know a way to decrease risk of ACL injury by 50%? You’re in luck, […]
As athletes ourselves, we understand the unique challenges faced by athletes like runners and cross-country skiers. Today, we’re tackling a common issue that many of you may have encountered (heck, we even have too!) – hip flexor pain. Contrary to popular belief, we’re here to debunk the myth that stretching is the ultimate solution. Instead,
Running is a fantastic way to stay active, boost your cardiovascular health, and clear your mind. Whether you’re a casual jogger or a dedicated marathon runner, you’ve probably heard that running can be tough on your body. Contrary to what some may think, running alone doesn’t significantly increase bone density, muscular strength, or tendon resiliency.
Picture this– you have been religiously training the past six months to compete in the most important race of the year. You’ve been waking up at 5:00am and going to sleep at midnight just to balance training, work/school, social activities, meal prep, and the daily household chores. You’re holding it together at the moment, but
Let the summer running season begin! Do you have a goal race on your calendar? How about multiple races back-to-back? Many of our clients here at Runners’ Edge Alaska are facing the challenge of competing in a series of races without enough time to recover fully. This constant cycle can lead to sport-related injuries and
If you are involved in a sport, it is likely that you’ve watched a friend tear their ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament), or torn one yourself. You’ve likely seen what a long and effortful process of rehabilitation can be. Understanding how to minimize your future risk for ACL tears can help you confidently participate in your