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The Quickest Way to Improve Your Running with a Metronome

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Oct 10th, 2017, 1 comments

The Quickest Way to Improve Your Running with a Metronome

Your body thrives on rhythm… your heart beat, your breath rate, your love for dancing, are all based on rhythms in your body or that you've established in your life. The more rhythms you establish, the better your body likes it.

When you're body has a rhythm to follow it doesn't work as hard. It knows what to do and when to do it. If you go to bed at the same time every night and get up at the same time every morning, your body experiences a rhythm... "now I get to rest, now it's time to get up."

One rhythm I'm acutely aware of when I run, is my cadence…the number of strides I take per minute. I have found that most people do best when they run with a steady rhythmical cadence. It varies slightly from person to person based on height, body structure and personality type, but the optimal cadence for humans, seems to fall between 170-180 strides per minute.

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5 Great Tips for Healthy Feet for ChiRunners and ChiWalkers

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed Sep 27th, 2017, 0 comments

5 Great Tips for Healthy Feet for ChiRunners and ChiWalkers

It amazes me that we, as human beings, pay so little attention to the daily health of our feet. But, what amazes me even more is how little attention runners and walkers put into having healthy feet. It's not like they're a body part that gets seldom used. In fact, I would say that they are one of the most important parts of our body… right up there with the heart, lungs and brain.
Because they are literally, "where the rubber meets the road" our feet are one of the most common places where running and walking injuries happen. They are the farthest from our core and contain some of the smallest muscles in our ambulatory system. And, for these reasons they are some of the most overused muscles, and over-impacted bones and joints, in the human body.

So, when I talk about taking care of your feet, the best way to take care of those tootsies is to use them as little as possible… and everybody's goal should be to never require more from all those tiny little parts than they are designed to provide.
What does that look like?

Here are 5 ways to gain that enlightened state of "Happy Feet," as Steve Martin would say.

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Your Brain’s Clock – Timing is Everything

Posted by Super Admin on Tue Jun 2nd, 2015, 3 comments

Your Brain’s Clock – Timing is Everything

Every breath you take, every move you make (enter the distinct guitar sounds of The Police’s wildly popular 1983 hit) is controlled by your brain’s innate timing system. Whether physical movements or production of thoughts, your brain’s ability to time these magical feats appropriately is the difference between unnoticed normal everyday functioning and disastrous consequences.

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Danny Dreyer Talks XeroShoes

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Mar 10th, 2015, 2 comments

Sorry so late...great shoe sale ends Thursday! (March 12, 2015)

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Danny Dreyer Responds to “A Popular Myth About Running Injuries”

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Fri Jun 28th, 2013, 8 comments

Read as Danny Dreyern responds to the NY Times Well Blog article entitled "A Popular Myth About Running Injuries". 

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Run Longer, Easier and Injury-Free with the ChiRunning App

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Thu May 2nd, 2013, 14 comments

For those of us who love to run, there’s a part of us that wishes we could keep running with no problems well into our later years. That’s why we made this app. If you’ve wanted to find a quicker and easier way to improve your running form, this is for you...

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ChiRunning App Features: Not Your Ordinary Running App

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed May 8th, 2013, 16 comments

In my last blog I told you about all the benefits of running with the new ChiRunning App. This blog describes all the app's features so you'll know exactly what you're getting...

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ChiRunning App Available May 2013

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Fri Apr 19th, 2013, 20 comments

I started thinking, “What more could an app offer?” What if an app could actually help you become a better runner? Reduce injury and effort? Make every run feel good? That’s why we’ve created the ChiRunning app.

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Learn to Love Your Metronome

Posted by Gary S. Reckard on Thu Mar 7th, 2013, 3 comments

Every race that I have set a personal record has been while I was using a metronome. A metronome is objective. It doesn't lie and doesn't get tired.

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Dress Your Best: Stay Comfortable During Winter Workouts

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Wed Feb 6th, 2013, 0 comments

When temperatures drop and snow falls, it can be hard to brave the elements for a workout. The stillness of a winter scene looks beautiful from the living room, but it doesn’t always feel inviting. On the other hand, winter offers the perfect conditions to quiet our minds and work on focusing. You don’t need a lot of fancy gear, but a few quality items will keep you comfortable and make winter workouts much more enjoyable.

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A Chi Running Love Letter

I wanted to take a minute to thank Danny and everyone involved at Chi Running. On January 1st 2010 I limped off the Buckeye Trail in NE Ohio with another pulled calf muscle, I have to admit I was done running. 

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