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Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/06/2018 - 10/06/2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location
Yoga de l'Eveil

Organizer
For booking and payment, contact the organizer.
Malcolm Balk
malcolm.balk@gmail.com
514-266-0824


 

  • Learn how to access, harness and direct the power of your body.
  • Learn how to run skillfully, minimize energy expenditure and

wear & tear” on your body.

  • Learn how to improve the quality and quantity of your training

without injury.

Day 1

Video Taping and Gait Analysis:

In this clinic we will film, view and study your running form and biomechanics. This indispensable tool affords you a great opportunity to see yourself in action and receive expert feedback that both reinforces the things you are doing right in your form and movement, and helps you to correct the habits and inefficiencies that hold you back from feeling and performing your best. This process helps you to become significantly more aware of your posture and gait, and sets the stage for making lasting positive changes.

Get Hip to Your Full Power:

The biggest obstacle that prevents people from improving their running performance and avoiding injury, is their failure to utilize the powerful core muscles of the hips and pelvis for forward movement.  You will learn how to fully engage these prime movers, which extend from the torso and move downward into the hips and to let the synergistic muscles of the thigh and calf relax and do their job. You will be pleasantly surprised at the results you get from the techniques that will be presented in this first clinic. Skillful use of the hips and pelvis is central to fluid efficient movement and provides the foundation for continued improvement.  

DAY 2

Putting it All Together

In this clinic, we will build upon the foundations established in the first class. You will learn to maximize your running efficiency through integrated use of all body segments and systems.  We will address structural alignment, upper body skills, and stride mechanics. This allows each runner to learn how to maximize their elastic potential, decrease actual muscle use, and individually create for themselves the most energy efficient running form possible. This is the most important aspect of long distance running.  “Terrain adjustments” for uphill and downhill running are among the many techniques we will teach that will help you get more results from your hard work and have a great time doing it!

Workshop Will Be Presented By Malcolm and:

DOUGLAS WISOFF

Licensed Physical Therapist

Douglas has combined training in traditional sports medicine, with a comprehensive study of current holistic approaches to the body, healing, and movement. In addition, twelve years of intensive endurance training and racing has given him an understanding of the specific problems associated with running. Out of this he has developed a system of sports movement that has a significant impact on injury rehabilitation, injury prevention, form efficiency and performance.

 

Racing Accomplishments:

  • 2003 Ad Astra Ultra & Relay, Men’s 100 K Champions
  • 2002 Texas Trail 50 Miles, First Place 50 Year Age Group
  • 2002 Crown King Scramble 50 Miles First Place 50 Year Age Group
  • 2000, 1999 and 1998 Leadville Trail 100   First Place 50 Year Age Group
  • 2001 and 1999 Western States Trail 100 Silver Buckle Winner
  • 1998 USATF National Road Championships, Masters 2nd Place 50 Miles
  • 1998 USATF National Trail Championships, Masters 3rd Place 50 Miles