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Mastering The Squat Part 2

Mastering The Squat

In part one we talked about the path to building an authentic squat, and then how to make that squat strong. In this part we’ll go over what I’ve found to be the most useful corrections to the most common issues that we see with squats. First things first we need to have standards for what a good squat looks like. Then we’ll go over corrections.

 

What does a good squat look like?
What makes a good squat is actually a very short list (3 things):

26 (.2) Things to Know About the 2015 Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Half Marathon/Marathon

26 (.2) Things to Know About the 2015 Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Half Marathon/Marathon

Photo courtesy of Rock 'n' Roll DC.

 

  1. You can do it - You didn’t spend Friday nights for the past four moths at home (by yourself and stuffing your face with pasta) for nothing. You’ve got this!

  2. Enjoy the expo and don’t forget your ID - The expo is huge and lots of fun! There’s plenty of free stuff and so many random photo ops your mouth will hurt from smiling. The race also requires that you have a photo ID with you to pick up your bib. Don’t spend too much time on your feet, either.

Five Ways to Be a Greener Athlete

Five Ways to Be a Greener Athlete

"Biking Rock Creek" by Flickr User Rebecca Schley. License

Even the most environmentally conscious athletes out there can use the occasional reminder every now and then that without a healthy planet, many of us wouldn’t be able to enjoy staying active in the hidden treasures, like Rock Creek Park, throughout the District. Here are a few things to keep in mind the next time you hit the mat or lace up your shoes:

Rose Physical Therapy Featured Athlete: Holli Finneran

Rose Physical Therapy Featured Athlete: Holli Finneran

About Holli, from the Rose PT website: Holli Finneren, DPT, specializes in treating endurance athletes. She is an expert in Trigger Point Dry Needling and is currently pursuing a full-body certifications in Active Release Techniques (ART) and McKenzie Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT).

10 AWESOME Washington D.C. Area Yogis Describe Their Classes

10 AWESOME Washington D.C. Area Yogis Describe Their Classes

Hayley Steinbarth.

As part of our Featured Yogi series, we asked DC area yogis to describe their classes and tell us what makes the experience of taking one of their classes unique. Here we summarize their answers and tell you where/when you can take a class with each yogi.

Washington D.C. Area Things To Do This Weekend: Feb 28 - Mar 1

"Theodore Roosevelt Side Trail in Rock Creek" by Flickr user John Leszczynski. License. Can't make it to the events on our list? Hike or run in Rock Cree Park

Visit the NOAA website for the latest weather updates. 

This week's list includes FREE CrossFit, yoga, running, and more!

Ask the Elites: What's your favorite winter-related running gear?

Ask the Elites: What's your favorite winter-related running gear?

"Lost Glove" by Flickr User Jonathon Kriz. License

Lisa Chicolte of MCRRC:
“Thick mittens so my hands don't turn yellow and are uncomfortable.”

Nicolas Crouzier of MCRRC:
My hat, I look silly with it but would have a really hard time running without it!"

Dionis Gauvin of MCRRC:
“I love compression socks because I prefer running in shorts, and they let me run in shorts even on really cold days."

Medical Exercise Trainers Delivers Post Therapy Training to D.C

Medical Exercise Trainers Delivers Post Therapy Training to D.C

From Medical Exercise Trainers: "

Who We Are:
Medical Exercise Trainers delivers to D.C one of the few specialized post therapy exercise training facilities. Our certified post rehab and medical exercise training staff will guide you toward reaching your full physical potential with diverse and functional program design.  We will work to meet the challenge your physical health requires while enforcing the correct biomechanics essential for longevity and wellness.  
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