Top 15 High Intensity Interval Workouts You Need To Try

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.

Plyometric Training for Runners – The 5 Plyo Exercises You Need

As a runner, I spend most of my time training in one plane of motion — what’s known as the sagittal plane — usually performing the same repetitive movement. As a result, to keep my...

8 Secrets to Running Like A Pro

Want to know how to run like a pro runner? If your answer is yes, then keep on reading… Why should you consider training like a pro? The fact is, if you are serious about reaching your full potential, you’ll need to imitate the strategies of those on top—no need to reinvent the wheel. By training like a pro runner, you’ll be able, without a shadow of a doubt, to achieve your running best.

Top 10 Science-Based Health Benefits of Running

Running is one of the most popular and common ways to getting in shape and losing weight. In fact, chances you are a runner yourself (or thinking of becoming one) since you just ended up on my blog, reading this post about running. But its benefits go beyond the scale. In fact, running has the power to prevent a plethora of diseases and just might the best medicine. Well, I’m not saying that because I love running, nor is it because I devoted this whole blog and a significant portion of my life to it. But it’s because science is on my side. Research has shown that regular running can help prevent cardiovascular disease, stroke, mental decline, some cancers, type 2 diabetes and a myriad of other health problems. Therefore, today I decided to share with you some of the current scientific proven benefits of running.
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Beginners Running Guide – The Greatest 72 Running Tips Of All Time

Whether you are a beginner, a regular runner, or even a marathoner, here are 70 running tips to help you get to the next level.

9 Reasons You’re Not Building Muscle As A Runner (& What to Do About...

If you are a runner and are looking to build muscle, then look no further. In today’s post, I’m going to share with you the eight obstacles standing in your way of achieving a stronger body, along with a few practical tips to help you overcome them. With that said, don’t get me wrong here. You don’t need to become a full-time weightlifter, ending up like the Incredible Hulk, to reap the benefits of strength training. Au contraire my friend, the training guidelines below will help you get strong without getting huge. In other words, ripped and strong is the way to go. But first things first, why runners need to strength train? Keep on reading for the answer…

How To Start Trail Running – 11 Steps For Beginners

Are you looking to take your running to the next level? Looking for a good way to mix your running workouts and add a new challenge and twist to your training program? Or are you just bored with your regular running routine? Then why not give trail running a try and be one with nature. The fact is, trail running is awesome, and its physical and mental benefits are—beyond the shadow of a doubt—undeniable. Therefore, if you have a been a consistent “city”, on-road kinda of a runner, and are thinking about heading off to the beaten track, then keep on reading. Trail running is simple, but taking your first few steps can be really intimidating. But fret no more. This awesome guide will teach you how to start trail running right, avoid injury or burnout, stay safe for the long haul and make the most out of every trail workout you do. So are you ready to discover the wild soothing side of running? Then here we go… Trail Running Demystified

The 30-Day Core Sculpting Challenge

Truth be told, it doesn’t matter whether you are a recreational runner, seasoned athlete, or someone who spends most of their time sitting in an office chair, a strong core is vital for both health and performance. Your core muscles are the foundation for almost all athletic and non-athletic movements. And when the core muscles are in trouble—read: too weak—expect all sorts of troubles, including chronic pain, bad posture, back issues, even spinal injury, God forbid. Therefore, once you get your core strong and powerful, you’ll be adding more support to your body so you can run and perform every athletic activity (and every other life task) much more efficiently and with more ease.

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…

The 5 Hip Strengthening Exercises You Should Be Doing

So In today’s post I’m going to show you exactly how weak hip muscles can lead to running injury, and what kind of exercises you need to be doing to stay injury-free for the long haul. Runners and injuries Most runners focus largely on both running mechanics and footwear as the root-causes of (most overuse) running injuries. Well, there is more to it. Your biomechanics also play a major role. One of the most important, and yet ignored, aspects of biomechanics are the muscles around the hips and its importance when it comes to warding off running pain—especially knee pain. In fact, hip weakness is major running injury root-cause, according to a plethora of studies. Here is why your hip muscles are key for injury-free running: