Revenue with Running Programs – Part 8 Technique

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Today we will focus on what your clients can do to strengthen their running technique!

Now send your clients this info and then ask them to join you for YOUR running program!

For today’s portion of running program, I wanted to focus on running technique. It seems easy enough, doesn’t it?  Right leg, left leg, right leg….I remember asking a Canadian National Running Coach about the best way to improve my client’s running technique and his response was “the best way to improve someone’s running technique is to run!”  And there is some truth to this for sure. The more you run, the fitter you become and the easier it is for your body to find the most efficient running forms. 

With that said, there actually is a science to running correctly to minimize injuries and maximize performance.

Here are some tips to help you fine-tune your running technique.

Keep in mind, don’t make any dramatic changes to your running stride too quickly which can lead to injury.  Gradually adjust one thing at a time. Read the rest of Revenue with Running Programs – Part 8 Technique

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Revenue with Running Programs – Part 7 Core Strength

If your clients are like mine….more and more of them are signing up for running events. This trend is not only wonderful for your clients’ and their health….it can also be an easy way for you to earn extra revenue with a running program! Check out how we operate our running program, set up your own and then use the info in this series to send to your clients to inspire them to join your running program!

Today we will focus on what your clients can do to strengthen their hips!

Now send your clients this info and then ask them to join you for YOUR running program!

In this Running Program Series I’ve focused on strengthening critical areas for runners such as the feet and hips.  Today, I wanted to focus on one last critical area to condition as a runner – your core.  If your core is strong, you will be better able to stabilize and align your body, absorb and brace for the impact of running and run more efficiently and with better mechanics.  It’s important to mention that your core is not only your abs – but also includes your back and hips. Try to perform the following exercises 2-3 days per week.

Tubing Trunk Rotation

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Revenue with Running Programs – Part 6 Strong Hips!

If your clients are like mine….more and more of them are signing up for running events. This trend is not only wonderful for your clients’ and their health….it can also be an easy way for you to earn extra revenue with a running program! Check out how we operate our running program, set up your own and then use the info in this series to send to your clients to inspire them to join your running program!

Today we will focus on what your clients can do to strengthen their hips!

Now send your clients this info and then ask them to join you for YOUR running program!

Last week, we discussed the importance of strengthening your feet as a runner and today, I wanted to stress the importance of strengthening your hips.  Strong Hips = Strong Knees.  Weak Hips = Weak Knees. If your hips aren’t stable and effectively able to stabilize your pelvis while running, your knees will suffer.

Here’s some tips to conditioning your hips in a variety of ways:

Perform these exercises 2 days per week

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Holding a set of hand weights, position yourself in front of a bench with one foot on the bench.  The bench should be at a height that puts your knee at a 90 degree angle.  Keep your kneecap facing forward and your weight distributed on all four corners of your foot.  Now slowly step up extending the supporting knee into a fully upright, balanced position.  Now slowly lower yourself down to the starting position.  Perform 1-2 sets of 8-12 reps to fatigue for each leg.  Keep the height shorter if this bothers your knees at all. Read the rest of Revenue with Running Programs – Part 6 Strong Hips!

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Revenue with Running Programs – Part 5 Strong Feet!

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Today we will focus on what your clients can do to strengthen their feet and why foot strength is important for runners!

Now send your clients this info and then ask them to join you for YOUR running program!

Today (week 5), I wanted to talk about your feet and how important they are to running.  As you run, the muscles of your feet and lower limb absorb the forces of up to three times your body weight.  So let’s say you weigh 150 pounds, that’s 450 pounds of force with each stride!  So it’s clear that the foot is important but very few people actually work on strengthening their feet and even though it’s one of the most important areas for runners, it’s the most neglected!

Here’s some tips to strengthening your feet and many you can do anywhere so shouldn’t take extra time:

Towel Crunches:

Lay a towel flat on the floor in front of you.  Place your bare feet on the towel edge closest to you and then curl your toes pulling the towel closer and closer to you.  Continue this exercise for a couple minutes. It’s an easy one to do while you’re watching TV or reading.  Read the rest of Revenue with Running Programs – Part 5 Strong Feet!

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Revenue with Running Programs – Part 4 Be FAST!

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Today we will focus on what you could recommend if you have clients that want to get faster!

Now send your clients this info and then ask them to join you for YOUR running program!

Today, I wanted to talk about a running program that will help improve your performance as a runner.  Although most participants are just happy to get to the finish line of these events, there is a number of people that really want to work on their speed.

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Makes sense right?  The good news is though, not every workout needs to be a hard, speed workout.  If you incorporate a faster run/walk just 1-2 times per week, you will start to notice you are running (or walking) faster in no time! You just need to improve your leg turnover speed and get your muscles accustomed to contracting more quickly. Read the rest of Revenue with Running Programs – Part 4 Be FAST!

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Revenue with Running Programs – Part 3 Injuries

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If your clients are like mine….more and more of them are signing up for running events. This trend is not only wonderful for your clients’ and their health….it can also be an easy way for you to earn extra revenue with a running program! Check out how we operate our running program, set up your own and then use the info in this series to send to your clients to inspire them to join your running program!

Today we will focus on what you should recommend if one of your clients gets injured while running.

Now send your clients this info and then ask them to join you for YOUR running program!

Even if you do everything right, sometimes you still experience nagging aches and pains during your training program.  So what should you do if you find yourself in pain?

As we mentioned earlier, running is a high-impact sport and unfortunately, you may be forced to deal with the symptoms of an injury or an injury-just-waiting to happen.  In the event that this happens, you need to know exactly what to do to hopefully “nip it in the bud”.  If you find yourself experiencing any form of pain around the hip, knee, shins or feet, treat it immediately.  Injuries left untreated, can become chronic and seriously affect your ability to continue with your training program. Read the rest of Revenue with Running Programs – Part 3 Injuries

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Revenue with Running Programs – Part 2 Designing Running Program

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Today we will show your clients how to design their own running program…which hopefully includes training with you at least 1 time per week!

Now send your clients this info and then ask them to join you for YOUR running program!

Last week, we reviewed a progressive Learn to Run program to help get you ready for the local, popular runs, the Portland Marathon and the Girlfriends Run for a Cure – Quarter & Half Marathon that will have thousands of runners and walkers participating from around the Northwest.

Today, I will discuss a few general guidelines for designing your running program:

 

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Revenue with Running Programs – Part 1 Injury Free

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We start this series off by reminding your clients how they can train to stay injury free!

Now send your clients this info and then ask them to join you for YOUR running program!

Running has been proven to be one of the most effective methods for improving your cardiovascular system, reducing body fat Read the rest of Revenue with Running Programs – Part 1 Injury Free

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Help Clients With Triathlon Training – Generate Revenue – Part 6

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The sport of Triathlon is on the rise with three times as many races popping up across the country. The greatest increases in participation are seen in the 30+ age group as this demographic is looking for a personal challenge and a way to stay in great shape. The swim, bike, run event is cross-training at its best and offers a healthy, active and fun culture and community. Have you suggested triathlons to your clients? How about running a triathlon training group? Send this information and the information in this series to your clients to see if there is interest and then decide how you can both help your clients reach their goals with triathlon training and help yourself generate some extra revenue!

When someone decides to complete a triathlon, they are often overwhelmed with where to start and how to balance three separate events. This series will provide your clients with everything they need to know to get to the finish line of a Triathlon and get in great shape through the process.

Today, we finish our Triathlon Training Series. Your clients should now feel they have the tools to conquer their first Swim/Bike/Run event and the programming guidelines and training tips to reach a personal best. This column will focus on transitions and race day preparations.

Triathlon Transitions:

An often forgotten and neglected part of the triathlon training process, but if transitions are done correctly, it can shave minutes off your final time.   Read the rest of Help Clients With Triathlon Training – Generate Revenue – Part 6

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Help Clients With Triathlon Training – Generate Revenue – Part 5

20140720 0328 2 300x199 Help Clients With Triathlon Training – Generate Revenue – Part 5The sport of Triathlon is on the rise with three times as many races popping up across the country. The greatest increases in participation are seen in the 30+ age group as this demographic is looking for a personal challenge and a way to stay in great shape. The swim, bike, run event is cross-training at its best and offers a healthy, active and fun culture and community. Have you suggested triathlons to your clients? How about running a triathlon training group? Send this information and the information in this series to your clients to see if there is interest and then decide how you can both help your clients reach their goals with triathlon training and help yourself generate some extra revenue!

When someone decides to complete a triathlon, they are often overwhelmed with where to start and how to balance three separate events. This series will provide your clients with everything they need to know to get to the finish line of a Triathlon and get in great shape through the process.

Over the last 4 weeks, we’ve reviewed all the ins and outs of the sport of Triathlon and provided specific training tips. So hopefully you have inspired  your clients to try a Triathlon this summer. Today we are going to tackle some specifics of program design to help your clients plan their training week. 

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