7 Ways to Help you Become A Morning Runner

I’ve always wanted to become a morning runner, but as far as I remember, I’ve never been a “morning person.” In fact, throughout my whole adult life, I’d always struggled to go to bed...

6 Mental Training Tricks for Achieving Running Success

If you want to reach your full running potential, the most surefire way to do it is with consistent training. But interval runs and fartlek workouts are not...

The 5 Hip Strength Exercises You Should Be Doing [INFOGRAPHIC]

Want to make your hips stronger? You're in the right place. In this infographic, I'm sharing with you my favorite 5 hip strengthening exercises that every runner should do, especially when they're serious about improving...

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 Benefits of Strength Training For Runners

Strength training is an integral part of any well-rounded exercise program. That said, weightlifting is still a foreign concept to many runners. What a big mistake! Strength Training is King When it comes to cross-training, no other...

Top 8 Battle Rope Exercises for Runners

As a runner, the battle rope program is one of the best training systems out there that can help you get stronger and faster in the most convenient way. In fact, this training program...

8 Ways to Prevent Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is an injury that strikes fear in the heart of runners all ages and abilities. It plagues every one of all fitness and backgrounds levels, from the beginner to the elite. In fact,...

4 Simple Ways To Increase Your Running Confidence

Your confidence, or lack thereof, determines how you act in the world, including your running plan. You can easily get in your own way if your mental game is not up to the challenge. Take...

The 7 Best Oblique Exercises – A 30-Minute Side Abs Workout Routine

When it comes to running, core strength is of paramount importance. I have already written extensively about the importance of core training for runners (check the post here) and have shared plenty of workout routines to help you target and strengthen these vitals muscles. Nonetheless, most of the routines I have on my blog tend target most of the muscles of the core, including the glutes, upper abs, lower abs and the obliques. So today, I decided to share a workout routine that’s specific and targets mainly one muscle group: The obliques. As a result, if you are looking for a specialized core routine and/or have weaker obliques (or just looking to achieve more definition and sculpt), the routine I’m sharing with you today is perfect. Here we go…

30-Minute Indoor Circuit Workout for Runners

30-Minute Indoor Circuit Workout for Runners If you are currently stuck inside, due to the weather, a baby, safety concerns, monetary reasons, you name it, the circuit I’m sharing with you today is the perfect solution. In fact, this indoor workout routine is ideal for the cold winter month and perfect if time crunched fitness nuts. Most of the exercises below require minimum equipment and can be done almost anywhere, as long as you have enough space. These exercises will boost your heart rate, sculpt your body and get you out of running rut and help you smash through a training plateau. For more challenge, use heavier dumbbells, medicine balls and push as hard as you can, or shoot for more rounds.