Category Archives: Recovery

Do you need an “off season”?

We hear the term all the time in relation to professional athletes– the “off season.”  But could an average Jane or Joe who works out regularly–and perhaps participates in the occasional triathlon and/or cycling/running event–benefit from an off season too? If you stress your body on a regular basis in any way, the answer is […]

Inspirational Fitness Part 2: Great Fall Fun

Fall is officially upon us, and those nice cool days seem to scream “get outside!” If you needed some inspiration, check out these ideas for enjoying the great outdoors in the Washington, DC area (and beyond)–from casual afternoon activities to events that will get your blood pumping. Running Races There are few more thorough resources […]

What are you doing wrong?

Going too easy? Not allowing your body the time it needs to recover? No weight training in your routine? Or maybe you’ve fallen for the low-carb or no-carb diet craze? This week’s post comes courtesy of Outside Magazine which recently featured a great checklist on the twelve most common fitness mistakes and how to correct them. […]

Add this superfood to your diet!

Image if just one food had all of the following qualities: Great source of vegetable protein Good source of fiber Contains cancer-fighting flavonoids Great source of vitamins A, K, C, and E Great source of iron Great source of folate (perfect for pregnant moms!) Lowers blood pressure Protects vision Boosts immunity Protects bones Improves brain […]

Get stronger, faster, and treat those nagging aches and pains once and for all!

Maybe it’s a bad lower back…a hip issue that just won’t go away…or recurring plantar fasciitis.*  Or maybe you just want to feel stronger, faster, and make your body more injury-proof. Whatever your reason, there’s never been a better time to check out Dr. John Dandelski at Sport & Wellness Chiropractic.  Now through Friday, July […]

Are you overtrained?

Do you NEVER miss a workout, seven days a week?  Do you feel the need to CRUSH IT every time, making every workout a high-intensity sufferfest?  You’re likely doing your body more harm than good! Check out this great article from Training Peaks about the dangers–and symptoms–of overtraining.  And remember, if you’re showing signs of […]

Gals–be sure to ride on those sit bones!

Thanks to Monica for recommending this important article in today’s New York Times about the impact of bike saddles on a women’s anatomy.  For years, men got all the attention.  I’m glad we gals are getting some notice now too! Remember, to reduce saddle soreness make sure you’re riding on your sit bones by shifting […]

Great deal on chiropractic care

My favorite sports chiropractor, Dr. John, is having a fantastic deal to celebrate the opening of his new DC office at 16th & I (Eye) St. NW– just $39 for all visits until April 20! Full disclosure–he’s my man–but he also helped me recover from a torn tendon in my ankle and got me running […]

Stretch those hip flexors!

Hi guys! A quick word about our post-Spinning class stretch routine: Because the room is so crowded, we’re not able to get down on the floor during our quickie post-class stretch session and target all the muscles as we should.  For this reason I always encourage a bit more stretching after class. One muscle group […]