Sock Doc Podcast #10 At Trail Runner Nation: Digging Deep Into Grab Bag

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Podcast #10 at Trail Runner Nation. In this Sock Doc Podcast we discuss: Weirdest thing you have seen on the trail Importance of rest Mitochondrial Bio-genesis Perfume / Cologne debate Consistency in training Do you have the C & D? Foam Rolling You can also listen to the podcast at Trail Runner Nation.

Surgical Intervention: Think Twice Before You Get Knifed Part II: Going Under the Knife

surgery ortho

So you’re still thinking of getting cut open? That’s fine – maybe it’s right for you as long as you’ve fully investigated other treatments and have second opinions as I discussed in Part I. Let’s now talk about what surgery can do to your body because even a surgical incision is no walk in the […]

Surgical Intervention: Think Twice Before You Get Knifed Part I: Making an Informed, Educated Decision

athlete surgery

An injured athlete is sometimes faced with the decision to go under the knife to hopefully rid you of your pain once and for all. With the multitude of diagnostic tests available today it’s often very easy to be convinced that surgery is the only way you will get better. After all, if you see […]

Running the Spartathlon Ultramarathon in a Pair of Sandals

Claus Rasmussen Spartathlon Full Squat

There are a lot of interesting stories from many great athletes out there, yet some of the best ones come from normal everyday people doing extraordinary things. There’s this crazy foot race in Greece called the Spartathlon held every September. Its 246 kilometers which works out to 153 miles for those of you not metric-savvy. […]

Truly BAREFOOT

Barefoot Sock Doc

This is my recent article in the Aug/Sept edition of Paleo Magazine. Check them out for more great articles. Humans, with rare exception, should be able to function well while barefoot from birth until death. Although sadly many people are unable to walk, run, or stand barefoot even for a few minutes without feeling discomfort, […]

No, It’s Not Your Hammy

hamstring injuries

The hamstrings are that group of muscles in the back of your thigh that every athlete is familiar with. Simply put, they are three muscles that provide motion to two joints – the hip and the knee. They’re of great importance if you choose to extend your hips, flex your knees, and rotate your lower […]

Aging Athletes: Your Excuse Is Getting Old

elderly running

See the attached PDF for my recent article in Paleo Magazine, June/July 2014 edition – “Your Excuse Is Getting Old“. Check out Paleo Magazine for more great articles.   It’s Your Excuse That Is Getting Old “Your joints ache because you’re old.” “You’re fat because you’re old.” “You don’t sleep well because you’re old.” “You […]

Sock Doc Podcast #9 At Trail Runner Nation: Athlete Motivation Part II – “Why Athletes Stink”

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Podcast #9 at Trail Runner Nation. In this Sock Doc Podcast I discuss more of the science behind why athletes lack motivation and its relevance to health and performance. Specifically I discuss what it means when athletes stink (literally) either from body odor or from ammonia toxicity. See Part I of this two part podcast […]

Sock Doc Podcast #8 At Trail Runner Nation: Athlete Motivation Part I – “The Two Brains”

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Podcast #8 at Trail Runner Nation. In this Sock Doc Podcast we discuss the science behind motivation.  From your brain to your gut, we talk in detail about the physiological and mental aspects of motivation and how you can regain the Eye of the Tiger if you’ve lost your spark! You can also listen to […]

Motivation Part III: Why Your Motivation Stinks, Literally

Ironman finish depleted

Often long distance athletes deplete themselves more than any other athletes. I’ve been in this situation more than once during my twenty IronMan races. After some events I just didn’t feel like doing much – didn’t want to train or even get household chores done. Once I got moving I’d do them – but it […]