I love running. It’s cardiovascular exercise per excellence. And it can help you lose weight and get into the best shape of your life. Nonetheless, here is the bad news: after doing the same run over and over again, it’s so easy to fall into a routine trap in which...
Do you want to run faster? Of course you do! Truth be told, if you are serious about becoming the best runner you can be, you’ve got to do more than just running. In fact, running will only get you so far. Speed drills enter the picture. Committing to a regular speed drills routine, for at least 20 to 30 minutes per session two times per week, will definitely help you run faster and become the best runner you can be. This post, along with the videos and form tips, outlines a series of running drills that you can easily fit in into your training program.
There is a lot you can do, as a beginner runner, to bullet-proof your body against common running injuries as well as increase performance on the running field. In other words, you can decrease the risks of pain and injury by taking some time every week to strengthen and stretch vital parts of your body. Today I am sharing with you some of the best exercises you can do as a beginner runner, to guarantee a smooth, and pain-free running experience.
Today I’m going to share with you 7 yoga poses that will target your core and help you become a better runner in the process. Core Training Benefits For Runners A strong core—think of the muscles of the abdominals, lower back and glutes, is key for preventing injury and fatigue in runners
I love running in the summer, and I believe it’s a great time to run (and so is every season of the year duh!). Nonetheless, heat and humidity can wreak havoc on your running routine, especially if you don’t take the right precautions. Heat is Hell When you are running outside, you...
You really want to lose 25 pounds now? Shedding 25 pounds can make a drastic difference in the way you look and feel. That’s for sure. Nonetheless, it’s no easy feat. But fret no more. Today’s post is a long and exhaustive list of my best tips and science-backed practical tactics that you can help you shed weight fast.
Shin splints! What a painful injury. For those of you looking for some gym exercises that can help you ward off shin splints when running then this article is for you. I’m gonna share with you some of the best preventative lower body exercises that can not only help you prevent shin splints, but also increase your running performance.
When it comes to preventing knee pain, knee strengthening exercises are the way to go. In fact, as a runner, if you are plagued with knee pain and you are serious about preventing any future pain, or God Forbid, serious knee injury, then you should really start working on adding strength to your knees by doing the exercises I’m going to share with you today.
Encountering chest pain—especially those usually referred to as heart palpitations—while running can be a scary thing, but, hopefully by the end of this blog post, you will learn that in most cases it’s not something worth having a panic attack about. In fact, heart palpitations are a normal condition, and can be prevented by making some simple lifestyle changes.
Leg cramps, those painful muscle spasms, plague many a runner—especially during the summer and on race day. It starts like this: you are running along with no problems. Maybe you didn’t even experience them when you started running. But after a few miles, out of nowhere, your calf starts to cramp and it gets so severe that you have to stop running, and wonder whether you are going to run ever again. Regardless of the frequency of the occurrence, these muscle cramps are total bombs. That can be a problem if you are serious about keeping your runs pain-free, or looking to reach your next personal best on your upcoming race. Cramps hurt and they will slow you down and compromise months of hard training by messing with your precious time (and body and mind) in a race.
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The 11 Steps for Making Running a Habit for Life In today’s post I’m going to share with you some of the lessons I learned about building a successful running—and exercise—habit for life. So here are some practical tips on how to make running a habit and stick with it for the long haul.