Wednesday, June 7, 2017

XTreme XTraining's Top 10 Natural Pain Relievers

Muscle pains and sprains are inevitable for athletes of all levels.
Each training session is a chance for muscle growth and increase. Now for that to happen, it means existing muscle fibers have to be literally torn down and rebuilt. Along with that comes the usual build up of lactic acid. So both can cause soreness,cramping and pain especially at night when you're trying to rest. Ever hear of a "Charley Horse"?  If you are not getting quality sleep as a result of muscle soreness and aches, here are my Top 10 Natural Pain Relievers for athletes like you and me.

1.) MyoBuddy Pro Massager
Every serious athlete has at least one hand-held massager available for those sore after workout pains. I've visited many health spas with professional massage technicians on staff and prefer to use the same equipment they do. The MyoBuddy offers multiple speeds from a gentle to a vigorous massage. You control the duration and intensity! Especially great on sore thighs, calves and lower back as this is a professional grade unit built for intense massage therapy. Visit online.

MyoBuddy Pro Massager

Friday, May 5, 2017

2017 Shape Women's Half Marathon Recap + Video

Start to finish of the 14th Annual Shape Women's Half-Marathon
Central Park, NYC was again the launch spot for the 2017 Shape Women's Half-Marathon this year. XTreme XTraining was again Media Partners with ABC News, Good Morning America, and Shape Magazine!
Celebrity guest runners included Amy Robach, host of ABC's Good Morning America, Jen Widerstrom Fitness Trainer for NBC TV's The Biggest Loser, and Olympic Medalist, Deena Kastor, record holder for this race.

New since 2016 are the relays which pair members of the NYRRs Club with celebrity runners. Team members ran a leg of the race course rather than the entire 13.1 miles. A great idea since for many guest runners, this is the first time tackling mileage of any kind.

NYRR Club members paired with celebrity runners for relay teams. 
Sunday, April 30th was a cool, overcast 61 degrees or so when I arrived at the press tent next to Tavern on the Green in Central Park West. This year over 9,600 runners signed up for the race which had media partners, ABC News, Good Morning America and Shape Magazine. Other race sponsors included Bloomingdale's, Motrin and Advocare.  Commemorative 2017 Race Tee Shirts are a super charged day glow orange and made by New Balance.