With the various deadlifting techniques present in weightlifting, it’s important to know the similarities and differences between the techniques in order to determine which is most effective for your desired outcomes. The two most common techniques are the conventional deadlift and the stiff-legged, or “Romanian”, deadlift (RDL). Although there are many parallels between the two lifts, there are important differences in muscle activation as well. If your desired outcome is increased strength, which of the two is considered to be the best to incorporate into your workout? The answer depends on the intent of the individual performing the exercise.
The amount of runners hitting the streets during and following the covid-19 pandemic has significantly increased. Running is a great form of free exercise and stress relief. As more runners hit the pavement unfortunately they also increase their chance of injuries. Here we go over physical therapy for runners and present options for running pain-free.
Spring is approaching It’s been one whole year since COVID turned our lives upside down. In the beginning, it was so stressful to do anything because we didn’t know what was “right or wrong.” Now, one of the safest ways to enjoy your time is to be outdoors. And what better time than the Spring! Flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping and the weather is starting to warm up. Perfect for getting into some outdoor activities and working on your fitness goals!
When talking about running form, a question that always arises is “should I land on my heel or on my forefoot?” While there are arguments to support both sides from an injury prevention perspective, more of the attention should be placed on where you are landing. The distance between your center of gravity and where your foot contacts the ground might be what is hurting your running economy.