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.

The Runner’s Medicine Ball Workout Routine – The 7 Exercises You Need

As a runner, you need to supplement your running with other forms of training. No excuses. Not buts. That’s why, here at Runners Blueprint, I’m doing my best to share with you all I know about cross...

The 11 Ab Exercises You Need for A Stronger Core

Strong legs are for vital for running and athletic performance, but to become the best better runner (and athlete) you can be, a strong core is key as well. A strong core will help you...

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...

Top 6 Resistance Band Exercises For Runners

Resistance bands are usually made of strong, thin, and long rubber with handles at each end, and come in a wide variety of resistance levels, depending on your fitness skill and training goals. You can buy these in line with your fitness level and training goals—in other words, they are easily customized. In my experience, resistance band exercises are one of the best tools you can use to keep strength training when you no longer have access to a gym or just dot want to go there for all personal reasons. Also, stacking dumbells in your living room might be an attractive option.

Long Runs – The Complete Guide You Need

Oh man, the long run! I hate to break it to you, but the matter of fact is, whether you are a recreational 5K runner, or an elite marathoner, the long run is a vital...

The 7 Hip Flexors Stretches Runners Should Do

First things first, hip flexors are a group of skeletal muscles located in the upper thighs and the pelvis region, linking the legs to the pelvis. These muscles connect the thigh bone—known as the femur—to the pelvis. The primary hip flexor muscles are the psoas major and the iliacus— collectively known as the iliopsoas, which is usually the weakest of all of the muscles. Other hip flexor muscles include the sartorius, tensor fascia latae, and rectus femoris. The Functions These powerful muscles are used in every stride when walking, running, and sprinting. Some of the main functions of hip flexors include:

The 7 Must Strength Yoga Poses For Runners

Runners are some of the most driven and dynamic of all athletes, but that doesn’t mean they can’t reap the benefits of yoga. In fact, a daily yoga routine can help you increase strength and...

Top 8 Leg-Strengthening Exercises for Runners

As a runner, strength training in the gym is no longer an option—it’s a necessity. I cannot emphasize it enough. And that’s why I’m writing (and have written) extensively on the subject. Why? If your goal is to...

The 6 Best Training Drills to Improve Your Running Form

Most runners do not pursue good form with enough consistency. In fact, running form is neglected most of the time. That’s a common mistake I see many runners make—especially recreational runners. That’s why today, dear runner, I’m sharing with you a list some of the best drills you can do to improve your running technique. So are you excited? Then here we go… The Benefits of Drills Training