Don’t “Stretch”: Interview With Phil Wharton
Musculoskeletal therapist Phil Wharton gives some tips for runners on more effective stretching techniques. Phil explains how lengthening muscles is the real goal, not stretching.
The athletes I know and respect hold a wide variety of opinions on supplements. My old CrossFit coach said all he takes is fish oil, and has a chocolate milk after working out. Al Kavadlo is more of the opinion that we can and should get all our nutrition from diet and movement. Mikki Reili, the author of Your Primal Body, has a whole supplementation regiment that she favors. As with all things health & fitness, there’s no one right answer. It really comes down to what makes you feel best. Here’s my average routine:
- Wake up, have a glass of water. Do joint mobility
- Have a vita-mineral green shake. It’s not cheap, but a bottle lasts a good long while, and helps me feel great
- Take fish oil, vitamin D, glucosamine, and magnesium
- Eat nutritious food for the day
- Workout for 20-30 minutes
- Before bed, have a vita-mineral earth shake
- Do joint mobility and/or yoga
- Try to sleep 7-8 hours
How about you?
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