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Preventing Hamstring Injuries

Preventing Hamstring Injuries

Running is the most dangerous sport.

But does it have to be?

If you are engaging in regular sprinting sessions, you NEED to be doing this exercise.

Author: Mark Murdoch, Kinesiologist, Chiropractic Student. Have questions? Email me. I want to help! mark@leofitness.ca

Top 5 tips to avoid Running Injuries

Top 5 tips to avoid Running Injuries

Running is the most dangerous sport. That sounds like a ridiculous statement, but when you consider that 80% of runner are injured every year, it sounds more like an epidemic than a sport.

It doesn't need to be that way, though. Human beings are built to run, but our modern lifestyle has set us up for failure. Between our high-heeled shoes, commuter lifestyle and sub-par nutrition, it is hard to handle any sort of running volume without complications.

Author: Mark Murdoch, Kinesiologist, Chiropractic Student. Have questions? Email me. I want to help! mark@leofitness.ca

The 7 Movements your need to Master - Part 4: Gait (Running)

The 7 Movements your need to Master - Part 4: Gait (Running)

Today we tackle the most complex, yet the most underappreciated category of the fundamental movement patterns. Today we talk about Gait, or in other words, Running. The unfortunate reality is most people suck at running. This is surprising because it is fundamental to human performance. If you look at the stats, running is the most dangerous sport with over 75% of runners suffering some sort of injury annually. But this doesn't need to be the case.

Author: Mark Murdoch, Kinesiologist, Chiropractic Student. Have questions? Email me. I want to help! mark@leofitness.ca

What are the "Energy Systems" and how to train them - Part 2: the Anaerobic System

What are the "Energy Systems" and how to train them - Part 2: the Anaerobic System

Today we are going to continue our discussion of the energy systems and how to train them. In the last post I discussed the ATP-PCr system, and in this post we will look at the Anaerobic (aka the Glycolytic) system.

Like the ATP-PCr system, the anaerobic is meant for high intensity exercise. The anaerobic system is able to maintain a high output of energy for longer than the ATP-PCr, however...

Author: Mark Murdoch, Kinesiologist, Chiropractic Student. Have questions? Email me. I want to help! mark@leofitness.ca

Friday Workout, June 23/16

Friday Workout, June 23/16

Complete the below workout as quickly as possible, resting as little as possible.


Today's workout is a tough, endurance workout.


Only successful attempts of the 6'/5' jump count as reps.

Equipment Required: 

  1. Stop Watch
  2. Tape measure or 6'/5' yoga mat

Author: Mark Murdoch, Kinesiologist, Chiropractic Student. Have questions? Email me. I want to help! mark@leofitness.ca