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Anti-gravity treadmill and running advice from an Olympian

Anti-gravity treadmill I briefly learned about the Anti Gravity Treadmill from Paul McRae, with Personal Running Solutions a few months ago. With great feedback from previously injured runners, I was looking forward to the Hammerhead Triathlon club   last night to see this treadmill in action. According to Wikipedia : "An Anti-Gravity Treadmill is a rehabilitation device that utilizes adjustable weight-bearing technology on a standard treadmill used primarily for rehabilitation of lower extremity injuries and athletic training. The machine functions by controlling air pressure in a chamber to gently lift the user. Current models allow for precise unweighting from 100% - 20% body weight in 1% increments. The Anti-Gravity Treadmill can accommodate users weighing 85 lbs-400 lbs and heights 4'6 -6'8 . In addition, the treadmill can be used by people of all ages." I haven't had the chance to try the treadmill yet but I am super excited because as of last n

5 commandments to keep body and mind in optimal health

I absolutely loved writing this article....this is how I choose to live my life and I hope others choose to live/enhance their lifestyle with these tips. As an oakley women brand ambassador, I strive to perform beautifully in all areas of my life. This article may be geared toward women since it was used for my monthly column at Iron Girl but I welcome both genders (and all age groups) to read my 5 commandments in order to keep the body and mind in optimal health. Do you know someone that may need some motivation and inspiration in their life? Feel free to pass this along to others in order to spread along some practical suggestions to make for a more quality, active and healthful lifestyle. 5 Iron Girl Commandments By Marni Sumbal MS, RD, LD/N Iron Girl's mission is to empower women toward a healthy lifestyle. Health is something you feel. Health can be described as living life to the fullest. Every woman has her own definition of what it means to be healthy and

Coliseum's Rock 'N RollMan Triathlon - race report

If you are long-time Trimarni blog reader, you likely know that I have dealt with a series of "injuries". Nothing that was able to be diagnosed by multiple MRIs, x-rays or countless PT sessions but something serious enough to prevent me from running for weeks to months at a time....over a course of 3-4 years. With poor judgement as to the serious of a confusing butt/hip problem back in 2007 (just 30 ish days before my second IM - world championships in Kona), I decided to "race" in Kona after over 30 days of not running and no surprise, it really made things worse.....for the long-term My agonizing finish over the finish line landed me on NBC for the Kona coverage....however, not how I'd like to remember that magical (painful) race and something 100% within my control at one time, that has continued to haunt me whenever I head out for a run. Luckily, I have only be compromised in my hips and glutes, never any pain in my ITB, calves, knee or anything below t