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.
Today I’m going to share with you some of my favorite exercises you can do on the sand to help improve your strength, speed and agility. Therefore, if you are looking for ways to spice up your workouts, then keep on reading. Where to Do the Sand Workout Routine You can perform this workout routine on the beach (duh), but if you don’t live in a coastal city, then a long jump pit or a sand volleyball court can do the trick. As long as there is sand, enough space and it’s safe to work out there, you are in a good place.
Iliotibial band syndrome is an overuse injury of tissues of the outer thigh and knee, and it’s one of the most common injuries experienced by runners from all training backgrounds and fitness levels. This injury does not discriminate nor differentiate. It can hit the beginner runner and elite runner alike. According to research, this injury accounts for about 10 percent of all running injuries. ITBS is usually known and marked by a burning and sharp knee pain, and it’s really painful and debilitating. So before I delve deep into some of the treatment and prevention strategies for this incapacitating condition, let’s first take a quick look on the medical definition of ITBS and some of the main factors that cause it.
As a runner, I’m no stranger to running-induced embarrassment. I’ve experienced plenty of bodily malfunctions. I don't usually admit to. I’ve farted, had diarrhea, suffered from bloody nipples, you name it so that you could...
As a runner, you should realize by now that strength training is part and parcel of your training program. And if you are already mindful of your muscles, then congratulations! Keep up the good work. But, I still have a question: “Do you do any sort of feet strength training?” If your answer is no, then, buddy, you are missing out, big time. The Benefits of Feet Strength Training
Truth be told, I believe that the deadlift is one of the greatest strength moves of all-time and ideal for runners (something I have already mentioned in some of my previous posts) looking to increase overall body strength and endurance. This exercise is a compound movement that targets all of the major muscles in your body, with the most emphasis on the back extensors, the glutes, and the hamstrings—key running muscles and the source of power of many an athletic activity, leading to body realignment and creating more stability in your entire body. These posterior chain muscles help propel us forward, and they are vital for reaching top speed and keeping stability while running.