Science Wednesday: Stretch. That is all.

Ever feel like you’re walking around on muscles that feel like rubber bands that are stretched too tight? Yup. That’s what it feels like in my shoulder right now, and that means it’s time to stretch. Flexibility is one of the three key pillars of fitness (the other two are cardiovascular exercise and strength training)….

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Strength! Flexibility!

Finally, finally, I began the process late last week of addressing the weaknesses in my winter/spring 2014 marathon training program – the utter lack of strength and flexibility training I did (or in this case, didn’t do) in the run-up to Boston. Strength and flexibility training to the rescue! Friday I planned on doing a…

The Three Pillars of Fitness: Flexibility Training

Everything I ever needed to know about flexibility, I learned from cats. Ever check out a cat first thing in the morning? They take their time getting started for the day. They lengthen their backs, stretch out their legs, and take care to remember that their bodies are only as helpful to them as their…

Yoga isn’t just for pretzel twists. It’s for pretzel rods, too.

I’m going to cut to the chase this morning: Yoga – or some type of regular stretching routine – is basically essential for good health. Running is cool. But flexibility is key. I love all of the gadgets out there these days that help us figure out how many steps we’re taking, calories we’re burning,…