ShareCore Strength Training Exercises
Q) Ask Ray!: Hi Ray, What Core Strength Training Exercises do you do? Is it possible to run like you do without doing core work? Thanks Ray! Dave
A) Hello Dave,
This question is not as straight forward as it might seem. What do I do for core strengthening? Well, the answer is nothing. But before you say “sweeeeet, I don’t need to do core work” let me explain my answer.
Your question sort of combines my last two articles that I wrote:Weight Lifting: Free Weights vs. Machines and
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ShareStretching and Flexibility: To Stretch or Not to Stretch
Lately there seems to be a lot of different opinions on the benefits of stretching and flexibility. I have heard that if you are strength tested before and after performing a static stretch that you can actually test weaker because of stretching. I also have heard that stretching after intense exercise can have benefits of reliving muscle soreness. I do know that for me stretching feels good. I once read that even a dog stretches himself out fully after getting up from a nap, so why
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ShareI have been having IT Band Pain when Running, what do you suggest?
Michelle) Ray, for my training for the Boston Marathon (my very first marathon) I have to admit this is the hardest week I have had so far… weather didn’t help it much as all of my runs were on a treadmill (barf!) It could stop snowing now I think we are good (we may never see the grass or roads again). My knee bothered me all week, tired, unmotivated but pulled through and just got it done. Hoping to relax tomorrow and
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