Center For Endurance Sport
Runners Connect Podcast!
Check out our lab Director, Max Prokopy in the new
on Runner's Connect titled "Small Changes that Will Make a
Big Difference to Your Performance." You can download it on iTunes or
directly to your Android Phone!
Testimonials: Sarah Trundle and her improved running style
Last week, we had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with Sarah
down in the lab working on various aspects of her running style. After
a 3-D gait analysis, functional movement screen, and many other tests,
Director Max Prokopy was able to identify key issues with her overall
mechanics and performance. As a result, he was then able to set
up a plan with corrective exercises and drills to fix these issues. A
few days after her visit, Sarah sent a thank you note in an email,
along with a status update.
I just took my second run and again, with focus on my feet, I felt
strong, centered, and balanced. No dragging leg issues, no scuffing,
and minimal ankle kicking. I can feel myself being propelled
FORWARD with my feet more, rather than LATERALLY with wobbling
hips. It already it seems like my arms are falling into
forward-swinging position, rather than winging out, without me having
to force them in. I finished the run with no hip/ glute/ low back pain
or fatigue, and that’s a first!
My learning so far has really been transformative and I really GET
it. I have even changed how I walk and stand and am aware of it with
every step I take. When I put my hands flat on the sides of my hips and
walk on the outside of my feet, and with feet pointing out, (the
old way) I can feel my hips wobble from side to side. Then, when I walk
the "new" way, that wobbling disappears completely. When I think of all
of the miles I have put on those wobbling hips over the years it’s no
wonder I have had trouble.
I am doing the exercises diligently and already feel like my
balance has improved with my new way of standing and using my feet. The
calf raises are now easy and I have absolutely no fatigue in my calf
I can’t believe no one has ever mentioned my feet before. It seems
so simple and I wish I had gone to your lab a long time ago!”
Thank YOU Sarah for letting us help you get closer to your maximum
Tina Muir: London Marathon Edition
Tina came to us a few months ago and wrote about her experiences
After much hard
work and patience, Tina had a terrific run in the London Marathon. She
set a PR by 4 minutes and finished 7th overall! Congratulations on all
of your hard work!
Congratulations to Jason Davidson!
Jason came to us a while ago looking for some help. Since
then he’s been able to train harder with less pain. Even better,
he hit a PR at the Shamrock marathon! He beat his previous best
by 9 minutes and was easily under the cutoff for Boston!
Way to go Jason!
18 Strong: Golf Podcast with Max Prokopy
In this new Podcast, our lab director will be taking a look at
"Fixing the Hardware and Software of Your Swing." Listen to it before
your competition does!
You can check out the podcast here
USA Track and Field Certification!
We are proud to announce that our Biomechanical Engineer, Leigh,
now has her USATF Level 1 Certification! Come in today and let her help
you optimize your running gait.
Fuel Your Future: SPEED Clinic Edition
Recently, Tina Muir, an elite runner for the Saucony Hurricanes,
came and paid a visit to our lab for a 3-D Gait Analysis. Afterwards,
she wrote a fantastic, in-depth article that can be found below. Thanks
Podcast Update: Episode #21- High Anxiey
Check out the newest installment of ADHD Golf with Jose Kuhn and
our lab director!
5K Success Stories: The Road to a Healthier Body
Back in the Spring, Tom Pelton came into our lab looking for some
help with the strength and efficiency of his stride. Through analysis,
workout drills, and corrective exercises, Tom was able to drastically
improve his running ability and participate in a recent 5K race. His
time of 23:28 won him first place in his division, as well as first
place in the entire men's bracket. When talking to us after the race,
Tom said that he had made some really "good progress this year" and
that he hoped "to continue for years to come." Congratulations,
Check us out, we're in the newspaper!
Follow the link below to read the fantastic article written about
us in the Washington Post!
Listen to the new Podcast: Tiger's Back & Tiger's Back
Once again our director teamed up with Jose Kuhn to bring you a
new edition of ADHD Golf. Check it out by following the link
Interested in learning about pronation?
In a recent article on the Core Training for Distance Runners
website, our lab director took an in-depth look at the necessity of
pronation during the running cycle. Take a look for
Ever wondered how your brain learns movement? Need more Golf
drills? Is ADHD having an effect on your learning?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you should
tune in to a podcast called "ADHD Golf", that discusses these topics in
great depth. Hosted by Jose Kuhn, the most recent installments feature
our lab director, Max Prokopy. With many more episodes to come, this is
a great tool for learning and entertainment. You can listen and learn
by following the link below:
Interested in how we can help you?
Check out the blog post written by Jenn Savedge who came and
visited our lab towards the end of February. She not only discusses her
personal experiences while here, but talks in detail about our overall
process. Finally, she discusses the end result of her visit and how she
hopes to improve her running with exercises and corrections that we
gave her. Read it from the link below and think about how we could help
Cold out there? It is warm in here.
Finding it hard to run or golf in this freezing weather? Worried
that you will lose miles during this time? Well, worry no further. The
SPEED Clinic has all of your running and golfing needs, right inside
the heated lab. Why not come in and play some golf with us, or enjoy a
gait analysis in the warm weather? We're enjoying the weather in here,
why shouldn't you? Schedule your appointment today!
Check out our YouTube Channel!
That's right everyone, the SPEED Clinic is now on YouTube! With 44
videos up of golf, running, tennis, and other exercises, we are here to
help virtually as well as in person. Check them out!
Updates from the Lab:
What's new? Well, between all of the conferences, seminars, and
other meetings, our new Golf Assessment is better than ever. We've been
working harder and harder every day to help improve our skills to make
you the best player you can be. Come in today and see how much we can
As always, check us out on our social networking sites for
frequent updates and other news from the lab.
Check us out on Facebook!
Check us out on our new Facebook page and help us spread the
We are proud to announce our TPI certification!
Our director, Max Prokopy M. Ed., CSCS is now TPI certified! Come
in and get your specialized golf assessment asap!
The Lab's New Email:
We have just created an official Lab Email for any and all
questions! If our FAQ page did not answer your question and you are
still confused or if you need to ask a question about a service we
offer, please feel free to email us directly at
The U.Va. Speed Clinic is now on social media!
Have you ever wanted to know whats going on in the Gait Lab? Need
to keep up to date with all SPEED Clinic news? Well now you can!
U.Va.'s Motion analysis Lab is now on Twitter! You can follow
@UVaSPEEDClinic for news, updates, and insight into all things SPEED.
Check us out!