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Functional Strength Workout led by Mike Riccardi and Finish Line Physical Therapy by nbrwebjohn
April 24, 2016, 4:00 pm
Filed under: Injuries, Inspiration, NBR Goings On, Workouts

Saturday, April 30
10 AM – 11 AM

Finish Line Physical Therapy
119 W 23rd St, Ste 304, New York, New York 10011

FinishLinePTWorkshopRunners are notorious for skipping strength workouts; after all, if you’re already logging a bunch of miles training for a race, who has the extra time? Here’s the truth: improving functional strength will improve running performance—even if it means sacrificing a few miles per week to work on strengthening. The key is understanding how to incorporate it into your regular schedule.

Mike Riccardi of Finish Line Physical Therapy will take the group through an effective functional strength workout that focuses on running-specific exercises in all three planes of motion. We’ll start with the foundational tools for an effective warm-up [mobility, dynamic stretching, foam rolling, 3D running drills] followed by a strength workout [consisting of 3 rounds of 5-6 exercises] that focuses on the muscle groups runners need the most to generate power during speed and hill work.

  • Meet at the Saturday Morning Bridge Run to do an easy 4-mile run to Finish Line for the workout.
  • If you want to just do the strength workout, meet at Finish Line PT.

Bio: Mike Riccardi earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Springfield College and has been part of the Finish Line PT staff since 2014. He is recognized as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) from the internationally acclaimed Gray Institute. Mike has played soccer his whole life — including two years in college — and has been a recreational runner since high school, preferring Tough Mudder & Spartan Races. Call him a distance running convert? Not so fast, although he did finish his first half-marathon in 2015.

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