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ANKLE MOBILITY AND FLEXIBILITY-ESSENTIAL FOR A PROPER KICK!

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018


While training for the New York City Marathon this past year, I took a nasty spill during a long run and experienced a minor ankle sprain. While it didn’t really hurt to walk, or even to run after a day or two, the minute I jumped into the pool for swim practice and began the …

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WHY OUR APPROACH TO TRAINING SENIORS SHOULD NOT DIFFER FROM OUR APPROACH TO TRAINING YOUNGER ATHLETES

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018


Meet Milt! Milt is 82 years old. He is also a former collegiate swimmer, recreational adult runner and tennis player. Ten years ago Milt had a heart attack. Fearing for his safety, Milt took to his lounge chair and became sedentary and old…enter Eileen, his wife. Not a woman to mess around with, Eileen contacted …

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INCORPORATING CROSSFIT INTO MY TRIATHLON TRAINING

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018


Just a quick post today about how I am incorporating my Crossfit workouts into my upcoming triathlon season training. It’s difficult…don’t get me wrong, I love Crossfit and I love training for triathlon, but sometimes something’s gotta give…I am participating in the upcoming Crossfit Open Games while training for 3 sprint tris (working on speed …

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INTERESTING DISCUSSION ABOUT KETTLEBELLS AND SWIMMERS

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018


So today I was interviewed by Swimmer Magazine-to be more specific, a Staff Writer for the magazine. Anyway, she was interested in discussing and learning more about kettlebells and how they might be helpful to a swimmer in their strength and conditioning program. Having had some experience with kettlebells, I was more than happy to …

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THE BEAUTY OF THE LIFT

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018


Please indulge me for a moment while I wax poetic about the beauty of the sport of Olympic Weight Lifting. Before I began learning the lifts and how to perform them properly, I did not understand the enormity of knowledge and focus that went into doing them. Lifting, to me, is almost ballet-like…there is a …

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Overcoming Fear

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018


Holy mother of exhaustion! Today felt like a real marathon…spin class, teaching my strength and conditioning for triathletes class, Crossfit, training clients, swim coaching and then running hills with my last client…all day long all I kept telling myself was, “Lisa, stay focused, you’ll get it all done…stay focused.” While running said hills with said …

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Having a Plan

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018


Good morning and happy Friday! Quick post this morning because I have a busy day ahead of me training clients and training myself! I think the best way to stick to a workout schedule is to actually schedule it into your day, as if it were part of your “to do” list. Whether you are …

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A New Beginning

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018


Sometimes all it takes is a crazy idea to change your whole life.  Two years ago, after visiting southwest Florida, I decided that this was where I was going to make my home.  The cold, dark, New York winters were really getting to me and it was time to plan for a change.  I wanted …

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