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Dr. Fletcher Talks about Three Yoga Poses for Triathletes

Spending time stretching and focusing on key areas will help you gain more flexibility, strength and balance. Yoga will make you a better athlete. Spending time stretching and focusing on key areas will help you gain more flexibility, strength and balance. It will also help you become stronger mentally. Yoga can also help to prevent […]

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Dynamic Vs. Static Stretching

Despite the fact that in recent years it has been in vogue to discredit the value of stretching, the combination of dynamic and static stretching—when used at the right time—can have a big impact on increasing flexibility and improving performance. Dynamic movement stretches are designed to take a joint/muscle through a challenging and repetitive motion,

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Functional Strength Work

This week’s functional strength workout comes from USAT coach Kyle Herrig, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and owner of Triplex Training in Tempe, Ariz. His one-hour workout, focused on working the whole body in all planes of motion, can be done anywhere without equipment, or you can add weight (even a water bottle or

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial band syndromeThe deal: In addition to triathletes and runners, Jill Boorman works with professional baseball players in the off-season, when she sees a lot of ITBS problems. “They’ve just come off playing 162 games where they’ve always been moving forward,” she says. The result is a pelvic instability—tight hips that are lacking lateral mobility, and

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Hamstring Sprain/Tear

Hamstring Muscle Tear The deal: Koch says that the hamstring tears suffered by triathletes are different in nature than the image that a sprinter tearing a hamstring might impart. “It’s an easy diagnosis with a sprinter,” he says. “They tore it in a dramatic way and there’s bruising in the area. But with triathletes we’re talking

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Knee Bursitis

What is Bursitis? A bursa is a closed fluid-filled sac that functions as a gliding surface to reduce friction between tissues of the body. Bursae is plural for bursa. The major bursae are located adjacent to the tendons near the large joints, such as the shoulders, elbows, hips, and knees. When a bursa becomes inflamed, the condition is

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Good Luck!

There are lots of races coming up… Ogden Half Marathon, Ogden Marathon, St. George Olympic Triathlon, Texas Ironman, Portland Half Marathon, 10K OIpand Rockwell Bike Relay not long after that.   Dr. Tom Fletcher at Wasatch Health Solutions in Murray, Utah would like to wish all of his patients racing good luck.  

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