Do You Have Chronic Snacksidents?
Written By Cat Blatner

Are you having a hard time losing weight? Maybe you have been struggling to rid yourself of those last few pounds and you are convinced that your diet is perfectly on point. It’s time to really evaluate your caloric intake and make sure you aren’t having a snacksident problem.

Snack-si-dent
noun

An unfortunate snack that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in extra junk in the trunk or other areas of soft adipose tissue accumulation.

Do You Have Chronic Snacksidents?
Written By Cat Blatner

Are you having a hard time losing weight? Maybe you have been struggling to rid yourself of those last few pounds and you are convinced that your diet is perfectly on point. It’s time to really evaluate your caloric intake and make sure you aren’t having a snacksident problem.

Snack-si-dent
noun

An unfortunate snack that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in extra junk in the trunk or other areas of soft adipose tissue accumulation.

Congratulations to our Invictus Ultra Marathoner, Tara Parsons-Miranda, on finishing her first 100-mile race in 28 hours and 35 minutes!

Quit the Chronic Running To Improve Your Running!
Written by Cat Blatner

In my experience as a coach, I have worked with hundreds of individuals in classes and private sessions that come from a chronic running background. It’s pretty common to have a period in your life where you thought that running 6+ miles a day was the way to create a slimmer you! Believe me, we’ve all been there! Those days have long passed for most of us (hopefully) and people are finding out that running might not be the best way to improve their body composition.

Congratulations to our Invictus Ultra Marathoner, Tara Parsons-Miranda, on finishing her first 100-mile race in 28 hours and 35 minutes!

Quit the Chronic Running To Improve Your Running!
Written by Cat Blatner

In my experience as a coach, I have worked with hundreds of individuals in classes and private sessions that come from a chronic running background. It’s pretty common to have a period in your life where you thought that running 6+ miles a day was the way to create a slimmer you! Believe me, we’ve all been there! Those days have long passed for most of us (hopefully) and people are finding out that running might not be the best way to improve their body composition.

Do You Mobilize Your Latae? You Should if You Have Tight Glutes
Written By Cat Blatner

Well, this is your tensor fascia latae (TFL) of course! This muscle is active during internal rotation of the femur. Often times athletes will have a hard time activating the glutes and achieving external rotation in the hips if this muscle is too tight and immobile. The TFL also attaches to the iliotibial band and can create pain in the knees if it is too restricted in movement. (See previous post about IT band tightness)

Try the above drill using a lacrosse ball to achieve movement in your TFL!