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.
I love trail running. It helps me gain fitness while getting outside and enjoying nature. In fact, nothing compares to the natural high of getting off the beaten path. Despite all the positives trail running...
I recently got into MMA training, so I figured that I'd share with you, my dear readers, one of the routines I like doing when I’m in the cross-training mood. But before I do that, let me first express my admiration to the whole MMA fighting community. I have been a UFC fan since forever, and I consider MMA fighters to be some of the best and fittest athletes on the planet.
High-Intensity Interval Training Defined When it comes to getting the most out of your workout program for fat loss and optimum fitness, high-intensity interval training is the way to go. Hailed by most fitness experts as the closest thing to a training shortcut that produces quick results, HIIT is backed by sound scientific study and countless personal testimonies. The exact defining parameters of HIIT are a bit vague, which is one of the reasons there is so much controversy surrounding the topic. Nonetheless, here is a basic definition to get you started on the right foot. High-intensity interval training involves alternating between intense bursts of anaerobic activity (running, rowing, jump roping, biking, etc.) with periods of moderate or low aerobic activity for recovery.
As a runner, warming up right is the foundation of your running success. In fact, the warm-up is the most important part of the workout. The warm-ups set the tone for the rest of your workout. A proper warm-up can help you make the most out of the training session, which can help you reach your full athletic potential. On the other hand, skipping the 10-minute warm-up that experts insist upon can cause otherwise preventable issues, like muscle pulls, ankle sprains, tendon tweaks, and premature fatigue. And you want none of this. In today’s post, you are going to learn all about the importance of warming up before every run. On top of that, I will even teach you how to warm up. So, are you excited? Then here we go. How To Warm Up Before Your Runs
Yoga. Yoooga. Yooooooga. As you can see, yoga is one of my favorite activities in the world. I love it so much, and it has changed me on so many levels—body, mind, and soul (this piece is mainly concerned with the body aspect, so don’t stop reading yet if you are not into the psychological and spiritual stuff). 14470210346_0aaa3a8b4f_z Image Credit - Yogic Photos by Christine through Flickr Do Yoga, Please! It’s a profound practice, and if you haven’t yet caught the bug, then you should. And I hope that by the end of this post, you will at least consider the recovery routine I outlined below. Otherwise, you are missing out.