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7 Easy Keto Low Carb Salad Recipes

I was never a fan of salads until  I got on the keto diet. Making the switch to low carb foods made me interested in exploring healthier foods choices and adding more green options...

6 core exercises Everyone should be doing

I find myself sharing core exercises over and over again—not just because I love core training, but also thanks to the importance of a strong core. But wait, what do I mean by the core?...

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)...

10 Ways to build Your Running Endurance and Stamina

If you are looking for some of the best ways and strategies to help you boost your running stamina, then you're in the right place. Today, dear reader, I'm gonna be sharing with you some of my favorite and well-tested endurance building guidelines that will help you become the best runner you can be. So, are you ready? Then here we go.

The 12 Fitness Tests you Need to Take Right Now

So you have been running hard and regularly,  but how fit are you really? You can find the answer to this question after taking the 12 fitness tests I’m sharing with you below. But before...

The Beginner’s Guide To Strength Training for Runners

If you have been reading Runners Blueprint for a while, then you know that I’m a strong proponent of strength training for runners. Sure, this is a runners’ blog, and I mostly write stuff for the running crowd. That said, any regular reader (or after checking my cross training page) might be surprised by the number of strength training workouts I shared in the last couple of years. But this time, I’m not going to share with you another workout. Instead, in today’s post, I’ll cover the basics of weight lifting for runners. I’ll show you the exact steps required to design your strength training program, even if you have never touched a dumbbell before.

6 Ways to Become a Faster Runner Without Increasing Mileage

Increasing your running speed should be on your top priority list whether you have just signed for your first 5K, or looking to improve your marathon time. The best way to run faster is to run more miles. Therefore, today I’m going to share with you some creative and awesome training guidelines to help you improve your running speed without logging in more miles

The Best Jump Rope Workout For Runners

During the last few years, I have been experimenting with a lot of fitness schools and programs, and I believe that the jump rope is one of the most under-used weapons that can help...

How To Improve Your Running Posture – The 6 Exercises You Need

I spend most days sitting for hours on end, whether I’m working or “Netflixing” (those episodes of Daredevil won’t watch themselves.) For a long time, I had no idea how sitting negatively affected my...

How Much Sleep Do Runners Need?

Here's a shocking statistic: 40 percent of Americans get less than the recommended seven hours of sleep per night, according to the American Psychological Association. This means that roughly 1 in 3 people isn’t getting...