Category Archives: knee pain

TOPO Train//RX Shoe Review: Stability and Mobility?

TOPO What? TOPO Athletic is a footwear company. To learn more about them and their mission check out their website. http://www.topoathletic.com/ I am posting tonight to share my experiences with a pair of their shoes the Train//RX. I have worn a handful of minimalist shoes over the last few years and have personal experience comparing […]
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The Gratuitous Boston Marathon Post 1 of 2

It seems as though every Tom, Dick and Harry from New England has at least one post about the Boston Marathon every Patriots Day, so here is mine; Although I have lived in Framingham and Natick for a combined total of 21 of my years, I have not gone down to the Boston Marathon race […]
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Knee Pain: Quad vs. Glute Dominant Lunges

Time for a short video…about a minute and a half. I was asked a question about lunges and knee pain, whether front or back lunges are easier on the knees. In the video I talk about the difference between quadriceps dominant lunges vs. glute dominant lunges. Quad dominant lunges are the more traditional 90/90 lunge […]
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Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome) Solution-Tube Walking!…Not Quite.

I had some great responses to my last post on runner’s knee. One mentioned that they like Tube Walking for a corrective exercise to strengthen the posterior fibers of glute medius to help with this impairment. I like the exercise, but cringe when I see most people do it…take a quick look at this short […]
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Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome)

I am enjoying my vacation in Colorado with my family. We came out to attend and celebrate my nephew’s graduation from CU in Boulder. We went to the Denver Zoo today which was great as usual. I have worked out a few times while I have been here at a gym in Castle Rock over […]
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