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Yoga for Runners

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Yoga for Runners

By Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC Practice yoga to become a healthier athlete. Yoga has numerous benefits for runners. Perform yoga to enhance flexibility, reduce muscle tension, recuperate from your training, increase lung strength, strengthen the core, build full body strength, improve balance and practice relaxation techniques. Yoga is a good training complement to running. […]

Pilates for Runners

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Pilates for Runners

By Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC Las Vegas Informer Increase your running performance with Pilates. Strengthen your entire musculo-skeletal system with Pilates training. Pilates is resistance training that highlights the spine, core and postural muscles. Pilates training emphasizes perfect technique, proper breathing and correct movement patterns. Pilates develops symmetrical strength and corrects strength imbalances. Recruitment […]

Core Training for Runners: Part 10: Routines

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Core Training for Runners: Part 10: Routines

By Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC Las Vegas Informer Use a variety of training routines to strengthen your core. Utilizing numerous exercises and training programs targets the core muscles from all angles. Insert a multitude of core strengthening exercises into your fitness routine to increase running performance and decrease the possibility of injury. Start at […]

Core Training for Runners: Part 9: Advanced Exercises

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Core Training for Runners: Part 9: Advanced Exercises

By Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC Las Vegas Informer Take your core training to the next level with advanced core strengthening exercises. Challenge yourself with advanced core exercises once you’ve mastered the basics. Create new personal running records with increased core strength and endurance. Advanced core exercises are not for beginners. Add these exercises to […]

Core Training for Runners: Part 8: Verticals

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Core Training for Runners: Part 8: Verticals

By Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC Las Vegas Informer Employ vertical core exercises to target the core muscles. Verticals are a group of advanced core exercises performed hanging from a pull-up bar or a piece of exercise equipment named a captain’s chair. The body is in an upright or vertical position, hence the nickname verticals. […]

Core Training for Runners: Part 7: Functional Exercises

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Core Training for Runners: Part 7: Functional Exercises

By Dr. Donald A. Ozello DC Las Vegas Informer Use exercise equipment to enhance the effectiveness of core training. Full body functional movements require the core to stabilize the body. Teamed with the right equipment bodyweight squats, planks, halos and bear crawls target the core muscles directly and indirectly. Just like the fitball, the following […]

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 […]

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