Core Training To Improve Performance

jessiI have a very special treat for you today!  The past few months I have become friends with a professional athlete named Jessi Stensland.  If you follow triathlons at all, you certainly know her name.  She contacted me when she was in town a couple months ago as she was touring the country teaching her workshops teaching average joes like you and me how to run better and how core strength plays a huge role in performance and health of the body.

She has worked with the highest level sports performance coaches in the world and knows more about the body than I probably ever will in my lifetime.  Check out this video we did at one of my bootcamps and learn how you can become more aware of your core and posture.

Here is an email I received from Jessi, I highly recommend going if you like to run:

Touching base – Madison MovementU workshops are coming up next weekend, March 27-28th. GOT RUNNERS?? Saturday is perfect eye opener – 12-5pm – about the body and running form. It’s been amazing to see people of all levels blown away about how much they DON’T know about running form and how to put into play some pretty basic principles to take so much stress off their body and mind – when training for running and triathlon…As I mentioned when we met – the way the workshops are designed – they are super complimentary to the efforts of trainers and coaches as they empower athletes w/ a better understanding of their body and the relating all their hard work in the gym directly to their swim, bike, and run efficiency and injury resistance.

Saturday’s half day workshop is focused on movement/lecture and running form and function. Sunday’s full day event is the same but finishes up with swim, bike and recovery techniques in the second half. All details are online at

Anyone you know who’s training for a running race, triathlon, or thinking about it – and you feel they could benefit – let em know.

Save $30 when you register for the full day event with code: DUSTINMAHERFITNESS

Check out this video that will help you find your inner core and improve posture!

If you have a question about running, post a comment in the box below and I will try to get Jesse to respond to you currently.

Also I got Jessi to give away a FREE pass to this great event, so write down in the box below why you would like to go learn from the best, and I will be selecting a winner tomorrow.


  1. Jessi’s a great teacher! I’m so looking forward to this weekend’s sessions. The videos on her site help show/explain movementu really well, check them out.

    And these articles are also helpful:

    🙂 Sara

  2. Hi Dustin,
    I would love the opportunity to attend Saturdays running workshop. As a busy mom of 4, I took up running 7 years ago, and that started me on my desire to work out in other ways, weight lifting, as well as other forms of cardio. Running, however, has remained my activity of choice. It is what keeps me sane, calms my mind, and is “me” time. I have, however, been plagued by injuries; plantar fasciitis, tibial stress fractures, and a torn TFL. Like most runners, I assumed this was just part of the deal, would take my months off to heal (while stressing out), and start over again. After looking at Jessi’s web-site, it seems that I have a lot to learn about running to keep myself injury free (and sane!!!). I would welcome the opportunity to learn how to prevent these, and other running injuries. Shin splints have already started after my transition from inside, to outside running. HELP!!!!

  3. This was great! I would love to learn from the best so I can continue to add to my knowledge base and help competitive and fitness runners take stress off their bodies by using proper mechanics. Running and exercising injury free is so important for lifetime fitness. I would love to attend this workshop.

  4. Hi Dustin,

    I too love running. I’ve run two 5K’s, and this year my goal was for a 10K. However, through my running I too have been facing some new injuries including plantar fasciitis, which has continued to plague me and I’m not sure what to do about it. It would be an awesome opportunity to learn from Jessi, who has an incredible wealth of knowledge. I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life and through trying to lose weight I’ve discovered now how much I love running. If I can learn a more effective way to run while being easier on my body I feel that I can continue to lose the weight I need to be a healthy, active person for my family for the rest of my life. Thanks for this opportunity and for introducing me to Jessi!

  5. I love running, too, but have had to deal with a child birth issue (stress incontinence) that prevent me from running while hydrated!! That has been a frustrating experience for 14 years.

    I had to change my body mechanics to prevent cysts in my knee joints from flaring up. It has been very interesting to learn how to accomplish that by focusing on specific muscle groups and everyday posture.

    Thanks, Jessi!

  6. I tried to send this on another page about the Bahamas but it didn’t go through. The video about the Bahamas was a fun video. It looks beautiful. Nice to see you relax for awhile. Made me laugh. You look stronger since you gained three pounds. Getting a tan? What do you say about getting a tan? Shalom, Esther Pearlman

  7. During the past few years, I have run the Syttende Mai twice and have done the Madison Half Marathon. The last two years before my races, I have had strained calf problems…so much so that I had to stop running for a couple of weeks. Just wondering if there are some things that I should be doing to stretch or even just things I should do while I am running in general. Also, in May I will be running a half marathon in Colorado and wondering what I should do about the altitude, if anything.

    On a side note, after having done bootcamps for the last couple of years, I have totally noticed a difference in my endurance and speed. Those hills have nothing on me. 🙂

    Thanks for any suggestions.

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