unning is a cardiovascular exercise per excellence... But, truth be told, hitting the pavement is just one cardio option, and there are other ways, more and less beneficial to some degree, to get a cardio kick. Of course, I still love running pretty much. But sometimes a little bit of change can do wonders to motivation and training consistency—especially if you are injured, burned out, or just bored. See, the benefits of cross training abound. Therefore, if you have trouble running—whether you are nursing an injury, are burned out or just looking to spice things up—know that you have quite a lot of alternatives. 6 Cardio Workout Alternatives to Running
nless you have been living under a rock for the last few decades, then you already know that high-intensity interval training, or HIIT for short, is an excellent way to get into the best shape of your life in as little as 30 minutes a day. Therefore, today I’m going to share with you one of my favorite intense treadmill workout routine, involving short bursts of max efforts separated by recovery breaks of easy to moderate periods. Interval Training Benefits
if you feel sore after a run, then good job buddy! But this soreness can also be a bad thing, especially if it’s interfering with your everyday activities. Post-run soreness can also be an unpleasant experience—even painful at times, and may interfere with your daily activity and how ready you can be—physically and mentally—for your next workout. Therefore, today I’m sharing with you one of my favorite cross-training activities you can do to speed up recovery: yoga.
When it comes to running injury, nothing strikes more fear into all runners other than hearing the words “stress fracture.” And if truth be told, stress fractures have always been on the top of my list of deep, gut-wrenching running injury fears. Why? Well, this injury suck! Big time! Having a stress fracture means time off the running track—lasting from anywhere from a month, to even longer. For that reason, this condition can really compromise months of hard effort and discipline.
back pain, especially lower back pain, is one of the most widespread conditions in the world. Research show that more than 80 percent of U.S. adults experience back pain to some degree throughout their lives. In fact, according to recent surveys, $50 billion is spent each year in the U.S. alone to deal with back pain issues. That’s why dear reader, I decided today to share with you some of my best tips and guidelines on treating and preventing back pain while running. So, are you ready? Then here we go…
Well, if you are really serious about becoming the best on the hill, without running more hills, then you might consider adding a strength workout session into your training program. Nonetheless, there is another thing you can do to make running hills easier without running more hills… Enter strength training. Don’t get me wrong. Strength training will not make you a hill running god, but it will surely help you build a lot of power and strength in your running muscles. Truth be told, to tackles the hills, you will need strong glutes, hamstring, quads, and calves. You will also need a powerful core to maintain proper uphill running form and rhythm. So if you always struggled with the hills, then today I’m going to share with you a set of exercises that you can do at home or in the gym to help you improve your hill running. The exercises below target and strengthen the key muscles that will help you ascend and descend the hills with much more power and speed.
running outdoor has so many benefits. It will keep you sane, healthy and will get you into the best shape of your life. Plus, running outdoors is also awesome for the lungs and a great way to soak up some vitamin D. But it has a dark side. You are out in the open to the elements, grisly people, awful drivers and the unforeseen. So you know that’s not really a safe world out there. The 18 Tips for Safe Running Safety is paramount, and taking a few precautions will not compromise your running routine. It will in fact invigorate it.
Whether your goal is to lose weight by running, increase total weekly mileage, or to just get into a better shape, good endurance is the bread and butter of successful training. That said, as a runner, you should focus on improving your stamina while limiting—or controlling—the risk of injury. These two goals might be at odds with each other, but with my help you today, you’ll be able to find the sweet spot. How Beginner Runners Can Build Endurance
I owe a big part of my training consistency to the uplifting beat sound of music. In fact, music is an integral part of running routine. If truth be told, I’m not more likely to...