IT Band Express This sequence of postworkout stretches targets the quads, hips, and hamstrings while engaging the upper body in arm stretches and spinal twists. Athletes with IT band problems will especially benefit from gentle, patient practice of Cow-Face Pose. If you feel like you can’t sit tall on the ground (i.e., if your pelvis… Read more »
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The sixth episode of the podcast is up, a series of stretches using the wall or some other vertical prop. Lily had to take some of the pictures, and she did a fine job—the camera is very heavy, but as she pointed out, she ate a spinach salad the other night. Off to the Latta… Read more »
Wall Stretches Great to practice after your workout, this seven-minute sequence uses a wall, a car, or a natural prop to help you stretch. Move gently into the poses, especially the arm stretches; take each to the point of pleasant intensity and no further. Music for this episode is the title track of Paul Avgerinos’s… Read more »
I think I get the picture: it probably doesn’t take many hits to drive the number up!
Since I’ve returned the goth book, I’ve had time to tie up loose ends around the office. That also helps me procrastinate from the file-clearing that should get done—there are stacks of corrected manuscripts on the floor, soon destined for the preschool. (Reminds me of the great scene in The Corrections where Chip discovers his… Read more »
After a discussion and swim lesson with Dave Williams, I’ve committed myself to getting in two good swims a week. While I don’t have the time it would take to really improve on the swim (where I am merely adequate), I can’t get by in Pinehurst on the haphazard, inchoate 1500 yards a week I’ve… Read more »
I’ve lucked into a network of kindred souls who also blog and podcast and are obsessed with triathlon: Simply Stu, who’s going to interview me for his great podcast later this week, and Roman Mica, an entertaining writer who invited me to contribute to the Race Athlete Performance Network, where today you can find me… Read more »
I’ve just posted the next episode of the podcast. Where does the time go? It’s been a month since episode 4. This one is straightforward: sun salutations with lunges. A warm-up, a cool-down, a workout in itself. It’s not very original (I could cue the sequence in my sleep!), but it is effective. The pictures… Read more »
Sun Salutations This eleven-minute sequence can serve as a warm-up, a cool-down, or a workout in itself. Starting with three half salutes, we move through four sun salutations: first a high lunge; then a balancing high lunge; a low, crescent lunge; and a crescent lunge with a twist. All you need to practice the sequence… Read more »
To prep for the Daddy and Me yoga class I’m subbing tomorrow, and to get some pictures for June’s issue of Endurance, highlighting youth fitness, we played with various partner yoga poses. Very fun.