Max King on Athleticism, Strength Training, and How to Thrive in Any Race

Max King is a Renaissance Man of running: whether he’s steepling on the track, mountain running, or racing trail ultras, he thrives at any distance on any terrain.

Max King Running

I first became aware of Max King in 2014 when he …

Foot Strengthening Exercises for Runners

Our feet are marvels of biological engineering. And we put them through hell every time we go running.

Foot Strengthening Exercises for Runners

The human foot has more than 20 muscles, 26 bones, 33 joints, and hundreds of tendons and ligaments. If you happen …

Mobility Training for Runners: Get Mobile and Thrive

Mobility might be one of the most important aspects of fitness for runners outside of endurance and strength. If you’re mobile, you’re one hell of an athlete.

Hurdle Mobility Training

Hurdling is fantastic mobility training for runners

First, a quick story.

2006 …

Body Care, Mobility, and Recovery with Alex Ellis

Faster recovery is intoxicating to runners because it means we can then train harder (and get faster!). But how can we boost our recovery abilities?

Child Running

Last year, I became fascinated (though not entirely surprised by) a study that claimed …

Two Surprising Prevention Strategies from Two Pro Athletes

The first 11 years of my running career had me constantly battling foot injuries, Achilles tendinopathy, IT Band Syndrome, plantar fasciitis, muscle strains, and a chronic SI joint problem.

No wonder I’m biased toward injury prevention!

Jason Fitzgerald Ultramarathon DNF

After years of …

The Truth About Static Stretching for Runners

Static stretching was probably introduced to you when you first started running. Hell, you probably stretched before you ever went running!

static stretching example

But it’s time to confront the conventional wisdom that runners need static stretching, especially before a run.

We …

Do Runners Really Need a Foam Roller?

The foam roller is a trusted companion to runners everywhere. But are we using a foam roller correctly? And are they necessary at all?

How to Use a Foam Roller

Flashback to 1998: I just started running. Smart watches were a fantastical sci-fi dream and …

Is a Running Form Analysis Right For You?

You’ve probably heard about running form analysis or know someone who has been through it. But do you know what it is exactly, or if you can benefit?

Running Form

Let’s be clear from the start about what it’s not: Going …

Is a Standing Desk the Fix for Prolonged Sitting?

When I first started running, I couldn’t finish a 3-mile run and was sore for two weeks. Was running supposed to make your legs feel like they went through a meat grinder?!

Jason Finish Line

Me, feeling like my legs were put …

How a Physical Therapist (and 2:24 Marathoner) Prevents Injuries

Inside information is often a key competitive advantage. When it comes to the stock market, that advantage is so large it’s even illegal!

Verrelle Wyatt Physical Therapy

But when it comes to running, inside information isn’t illegal or even frowned upon. In fact, …