Interventions and Modifications to Train Past an Injury

In the previous edition of this “dealing with injuries/pain” blog series, I discussed some guidelines for when an athlete might be able to train through some sort of injury or pain, vs when a hard stop might be indicated. But, even if an athlete is able to continue working through pain, that doesn’t mean that nothing should be done otherwise in order to try to address it, especially when pain levels fall into that “yellow zone” 3-5/10 range. Plus, even low levels of pain aren’t fun, so even though we might not want to stop training entirely, of course we still want to make it better, and get past any injuries in order to progress in the longer term! When niggles strike and maintaining fitness is important, some considerations can be made in order to decrease provocative stresses on the body, while still working towards goals.
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Workout of the Month - Core Strength Progression 1 with Coach Reem Jishi

Looking to improve your core strength? Join Coach Reem Jishi for the first in a three part Core Strength Progression Series.
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Mastering the IM Run

Like an effective taper protocol, the Ironman marathon remains one of the greatest mysteries of our sport. “A mystery, wrapped in an enigma”, those who have it figured out make it look so easy, and we wonder how and why it is possible to run with such ease, after a 112-mile ride. They are few and far between, but we see them at every race, running their way through fields of competitors who can only watch as they pass by.
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Athlete Spotlight - Stewart Frey

Meet OutRival Racing athlete Stewart Frey coached by Dawn English.
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I'm Injured. Can I Train Through This?

Let’s face it - injuries happen in triathlon. QT2 Systems Coach, Physical Therapist and Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist Jennie Hansen walks through the factors to consider in deciding whether your injury is one you can or should train through. This is the first in a four part series.
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Workout of the Month - Postural Mobility and Strength

QT2 Systems Coach, Physical Therapist and Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist Jennie Hansen takes you through mobility and stability exercises to improve posture. This routine will help you open up your chest muscles and strengthen your upper back and shoulder blade muscles.
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The Pursuit of Passion

2020 was a year many of us looked forward to with eager anticipation. As a self-proclaimed Type A person drawn towards symmetry and balance, 2020 seemed like a magical year. I had family goals, travel goals and race goals. My goal race was Ironman Mont Tremblant 70.3 at the end of June. In addition to being an amazing race venue, the race date allowed me to do the bulk of my training while my daughter was in school, kick off the summer with a 70.3, then shift to shorter distance races while my daughter was home for the summer. It was all a perfectly laid plan that allowed physical challenge as well as balance in my personal life. It will probably come as no surprise that 2020 did not go as planned.
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Athlete Spotlight - Audrey Turner

Meet OutRival Racing athlete Audrey Turner coached by Reem Jishi.
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Anything That Kills Consistency Isn't Worth Doing

Throw-back blog (circa 2009) from QT2 Founder Jesse Kropelnicki on why training too hard kills consistency and leads to injury and impedes long-term performance.
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Workout of the Month - Glute Strength with Coach Jennie Hansen

QT2 Systems Coach, Physical Therapist and Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist Jennie Hansen takes you through six exercises focused on recruiting and strengthening your glutes.
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In the previous edition of this “dealing with injuries/pain” blog series, I discussed some guidelines for when an athlete might be able to train through some sort of injury or pain, vs when a hard stop might be indicated. But, even if an athlete is able to continue working through pain, that doesn’t mean that nothing should be done otherwise in order to try to address it, especially when pain levels fall into that “yellow zone” 3-5/10 range. Plus, even low levels of pain aren’t fun, so even though we might not want to stop training entirely, of course we still want to make it better, and get past any injuries in order to progress in the longer term! When niggles strike and maintaining fitness is important, some considerations can be made in order to decrease provocative stresses on the body, while still working towards goals.
Looking to improve your core strength? Join Coach Reem Jishi for the first in a three part Core Strength Progression Series.
Like an effective taper protocol, the Ironman marathon remains one of the greatest mysteries of our sport. “A mystery, wrapped in an enigma”, those who have it figured out make it look so easy, and we wonder how and why it is possible to run with such ease, after a 112-mile ride. They are few and far between, but we see them at every race, running their way through fields of competitors who can only watch as they pass by.
Meet OutRival Racing athlete Stewart Frey coached by Dawn English.
Let’s face it - injuries happen in triathlon. QT2 Systems Coach, Physical Therapist and Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist Jennie Hansen walks through the factors to consider in deciding whether your injury is one you can or should train through. This is the first in a four part series.
QT2 Systems Coach, Physical Therapist and Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist Jennie Hansen takes you through mobility and stability exercises to improve posture. This routine will help you open up your chest muscles and strengthen your upper back and shoulder blade muscles.
2020 was a year many of us looked forward to with eager anticipation. As a self-proclaimed Type A person drawn towards symmetry and balance, 2020 seemed like a magical year. I had family goals, travel goals and race goals. My goal race was Ironman Mont Tremblant 70.3 at the end of June. In addition to being an amazing race venue, the race date allowed me to do the bulk of my training while my daughter was in school, kick off the summer with a 70.3, then shift to shorter distance races while my daughter was home for the summer. It was all a perfectly laid plan that allowed physical challenge as well as balance in my personal life. It will probably come as no surprise that 2020 did not go as planned.
Meet OutRival Racing athlete Audrey Turner coached by Reem Jishi.
Throw-back blog (circa 2009) from QT2 Founder Jesse Kropelnicki on why training too hard kills consistency and leads to injury and impedes long-term performance.
QT2 Systems Coach, Physical Therapist and Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist Jennie Hansen takes you through six exercises focused on recruiting and strengthening your glutes.