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Core Training for Runners: Part 6: Fitball Exercises

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Core Training for Runners: Part 6: Fitball Exercises

By Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC Las Vegas Informer Add the dimension of the fitball to increase the effectiveness of core training. Utilize the fitball in two distinct ways in core training. The fitball can be used as an unstable surface or as added resistance. The fitball is a valuable tool for increasing core strength, […]

Core Training for Runners: Part 5: Fitball Planks

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Core Training for Runners: Part 5: Fitball Planks

By Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC Las Vegas Informer Increase the intensity of planks with a fitball. Planks are an isometric core strengthening exercise. The fitball provides an unstable spherical surface which heightens the difficulty of planks and further recruits the core muscles. Intensified engagement of the core muscles is required to stabilize the body […]

Core Training for Runners: Part 4: Floor Exercises

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Core Training for Runners: Part 4: Floor Exercises

By Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC  Las Vegas Informer Perform classic core exercises on the floor to increase strength and endurance. The old-standard core exercises, crunches, leg raises, side raises and Supermans, directly target the core muscles. Precision and control are essential in the successful accomplishment of core training. Learn correct technique and body positioning […]

Core Training for Runners: Part 3: Planks

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Core Training for Runners: Part 3: Planks

By Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC Las Vegas Informer Add planks to your training routine to increase core strength, endurance and stabilization. Planks should be a staple in every runner’s fitness program. Planks are a fundamental isometric exercise with countless variations. Anatomy: Planks engage the entire core, especially the abdominal and spinal muscles. Planks require […]

Core Training for Runners: Part 2: Vacuums

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Core Training for Runners: Part 2: Vacuums

By Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC Las Vegas Informer Strengthen your core and tighten your waist with stomach vacuums. These important exercises develop the transverse abdominal muscles. The transverse abdominals are often abbreviated to TAs or TVAs. Anatomy: The transverse abdominal muscles are the deepest of the core muscles. The TAs run along the transverse […]

Core Training for Runners

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Core Training for Runners

By Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC Las Vegas Informer Increase core strength to improve running performance and decrease injury risk. Strengthen your core as a fundamental aspect of your fitness training. A powerful core is imperative to athletic success. A strong core increases health, fitness and functionality. Description: What is the core? We constantly hear […]

Static Stretching for Runners

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Static Stretching for Runners

By Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC Las Vegas Informer Stretch to decrease muscle tension and increase joint range of motion. Holding a static stretch in a comfortable position helps lessen muscle tightness and improve flexibility. Scientific research on stretching is contradictory. Professional opinions differ on stretching. Numerous theories and views exist on the importance of […]

Running: Hamstring Strength Training

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Running: Hamstring Strength Training

By Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC Las Vegas Informer Strengthen your hamstrings to increase running performance and lower injury risk. Strong hamstrings are vital to running success. Build stronger hamstrings with consistent targeted training and proper technique to decrease the possibility of injury and improve your fitness. Injury Prevention: Powerful hamstrings stabilize the knee joint. […]

Running: Hamstring Stretching

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Running: Hamstring Stretching

By Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC Las Vegas Informer Stretch your hamstrings, spine and entire lower extremities to increase hamstring flexibility and lower injury risk. Flexible, healthy hamstrings are essential to running success. Develop flexible hamstrings with consistent utilization of proper stretching techniques. Scientific research on the importance of hamstring stretching and flexibility in the […]

Running: Hamstring Training

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Running: Hamstring Training

By Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC Las Vegas Informer Strong and flexible hamstrings are imperative to running success. Build stronger, more flexible hamstrings with consistent intelligent training strategies. Prevent the occurrence and the re-occurrence of hamstring injuries with cross training, general and specific strength training, a comprehensive stretching program, sound nutrition practices, intelligent supplementation strategies […]

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