running and endurance sports

A selection of Dr. Lavine's articles on running and endurance sports...
Turn your body into an efficient propulsion machine

Turn your body into an efficient propulsion machine

An outline of Dr. Lavine's Program for Runners to help you recover from an injury, avoid overuse stress, and increase speed and efficiency.
My running journey

My running journey

My running journey started in earnest in early 2020 when I dared myself to register for the Princeton Half Marathon.
The two big impacts your body has to deal with when you run

The two big impacts your body has to deal with when you run

The moving body has to deal with two forces: vertical landing and lateral shift. Master these, and you'll run more efficiently with less risk of injury.
Dr. Lavine’s services for runners and endurance athletes

Dr. Lavine’s services for runners and endurance athletes

Dr. Lavine has over 40 years experience helping endurance athletes achieve ambitious goals. Recover quickly from injuries and improve your running biomechanics
Quick finish in the half marathon: If you do the work, you get the results!

Quick finish in the half marathon: If you do the work, you get the results!

I set a new personal record in this year's Half Marathon, nearly 15 minutes faster than last year. It's predictable: if you do the work, you get the results
Five supplements with potential benefits for endurance athletes

Five supplements with potential benefits for endurance athletes

Five supplements that can help athletes train harder and recover more quickly form a workout
Nutrition & hydration after an event or a rigorous training day

Nutrition & hydration after an event or a rigorous training day

Replenish fluid and your carbohydrate and protein stores as soon after a race as possible.
Nutrition and hydration strategies for race day

Nutrition and hydration strategies for race day

Nutrition and hydration strategies to help you achieve your goals in endurance sports events
Carb loading? Strategic nutrient intake leading up to race day

Carb loading? Strategic nutrient intake leading up to race day

Basic outline of carbohydrate loading and training strategies for the days leading up to race day
Stronger together: The science behind the Happy Trails Running Club

Stronger together: The science behind the Happy Trails Running Club

Social support improves health behaviors and helps athletes achieve more. That's the science behind the Happy Trails Running Club.
I couldn’t take the heat

I couldn’t take the heat

How much does higher temperature slow you down when running? There's a formula for that......
Baby steps: how I shaved 15 seconds per mile off my running speed

Baby steps: how I shaved 15 seconds per mile off my running speed

By increasing my running cadence to 180 steps per minute, I shaved 15 seconds per mile from my running pace. Try it!
Why you have to strengthen your soleus muscle

Why you have to strengthen your soleus muscle

The soleus is a large calf muscles with a distinct role. Strengthen it to prevent injury, improve running performance, and slow cognitive decline.
Just finished the 2021 Half Marathon – here’s my takeaway message

Just finished the 2021 Half Marathon – here’s my takeaway message

My lesson from running the Princeton Half Marathon? You've got to fight....for your right....to party!
The plié – best rehab exercise for the knees and much more

The plié – best rehab exercise for the knees and much more

The plié - a basic dance exercise - is the best way to strengthen the knees while preparing the body to absorb vertical landing forces.

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