Spring is in the air…..ahhh, for us Upper Midwesterners that means warmer temperatures leading to the possibility of outdoor workouts. I am a happy man!
You have challenged the last two months with some nutritional tips to help you fuel your “engine” better. Nutrition is extremely important to perform at your best…along with performing your best is staying injury-free. How do you stay injury-free? If I could solve that question I would have figured it out for myself first.
Several things lead to injuries; over-training, accidents, new activity (like shoveling snow), etc. In a lot of injured athletes the common denominator is a lack of flexibility. I know, I know, you say “I don’t have time to stretch”. Well, you will have plenty of time to stretch when you visit a physical therapist. So, in keeping it simple, let’s start small, how about 5 easy stretches that take a total of 4 minutes. Practice these five stretches post-workout and let’s see how you feel…..http://endurancebuzz.com/2008/01/31/five-simple-stretches-for-runners-and-cyclists/