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The Beginners Guide To Running In The Sand

Last summer, I spent a few weeks in Bali and was so thrilled at the opportunity to live near the beach (in Seminyak). But it wasn’t as smooth as I expected. On my first beach...

The 7 Hip Flexors Stretches You Should Be Doing

Stretching your hip flexors is vital for leading an active and pain-free life. In this infographic, I explain in broad strokes the importance of keeping your hip flexors flexible and loose while running. I'm also...

The Best No-Equipment Home Workout for Runners

Runners need to strength train, period. I keep saying over and over again. The truth is, if you are a runner who doesn’t strength train, then you are missing out, big time. So please do not neglect strength training. Of course, this is easier said than done. Sticking to the regular running program, then having enough time to make the trip to the gym to strength train, is not always easy to pull off—especially if you just like the rest of us, stressed and pressed for time. But that doesn’t mean that you have to give up strength training altogether.

3 Reasons Why Rest Days Are Important When Running & Exercising

I’m writing this during my recovery week. As a runner who’s cursed endowed with a type A personality, I’m not a big fan of rest days.  As I’m enduring them, I can’t help but...

Should You Run Through a Cold or the Flu?

You’ve hit a positive groove with your running routine, and you’re feeling pretty damn good about it. Then, out of a clear blue sky, you find yourself sniffing, sneezing, and not feeling so great....

The Best 5 HIIT Workouts For Weight Loss

If your goal is to burn mad calories, then interval training should be a part of your exercise program. High-intensity interval training, or HIIT, is the ideal way to hammer out a quick workout while...

The Runners Pilates Workout – The Top 7 Exercises

Here at my blog, I do my best to provide you, my dear readers, with a wide range of cross training activities and workouts to help supplement your roadwork. So today’s is Pilates day, and...

The 11 Squats Variations Every Runner Should Do

Squat, squat, squat, squat, squat…. If I could pick one strength exercise to recommend to all runners (from all training backgrounds and levels), then it would be the squat. As a runner, squats (along with planks)...

CrossFit: 8 Reasons Why You Need to Try It

I made it my life mission for the past ten years to experiment with different training philosophies —not just running. Doing so helps me expand my fitness experience and vocabulary, enabling me to achieve my...

The 7 Best Plyometric Exercises for Runners

I started doing plyometric training years ago when I discovered it by going through a P90X program, which was one of the defining moments of my fitness life. In fact, Tony Horton has changed my life and the way I see fitness. Drastically. He is an awesome trainer, and I’m really grateful. Always give credit where credit is due. But enough talk about that crazy fit old dude, and let’s delve into plyometric training for runners, which is the main purpose of this blog post. What are plyometrics? “Plyometric training is high-velocity movement that relies on power generated through what is called the “stretch-shortening cycle””. This is the definition I found on the Runner’s World magazine website, and the definition will only leave you feel more perplexed and a bit, intimidated.