Beginner Runner

Looking for beginner runner tips? Then this page got you covered. In this section, you'll find plenty of articles and resources that can help start running, prevent injury, and lose weight as a beginner. Check out the articles for more running guidelines.

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How To Build Proper Treadmill Running Form

It goes without saying that the best way to run efficiently is to run with good technique as doing so improves your running economy and reduces injury risk. And you should strive to develop good...

The Overweight Runners Guide – Start Running Now!

When it comes to starting a running program, being overweight can be a major obstacle. Nonetheless, just because you are heavy does not mean that you barred from the sport. The fact is, running isn’t reserved for thin people with no weight problems. If you are overweight, then running (the way I’m going to be prescribing it today) might be the right thing you need to shed the extra pounds and keep them off for good. Running is awesome. In fact, running is one of the best exercises out there. It’s simple, convenient and burns mad calories. And all you need is a pair of good shoes and off you go. For more on the benefits of running, check my two here posts here. Enter The Beginner Overweight Runner Program With that all being said, there is a dark side to running. In fact, this sport is high impact and can take a toll on your body—especially if you are really overweight and/or out of shape. The good news is by following the training guidelines below, you’ll be able to take up running, lose the weight, then keep it off for good.
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How to Stop Back Pain When Running

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…
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3 Running Form Mistakes Runners Make

Running might be one of the most beginner-friendly sports out there. It requires no special instruction. And the fact is, we are born to run. Our bodies are designed to perform the motion of running (just look at your limbs, buddy, that ain’t an accident). After all, running is all about putting one foot in front of the other (in a speedy kind of a way). With that said, not everyone knows how to run properly. In fact, proper form eludes most—especially the beginners who’s got no clue on how to proceed. The Importance of Proper Form
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The Complete Guide To VO2 Max – Why It’s Important & How To Measure...

Whether you’re a beginner runner, a weekend warrior, or simply looking to improve your fitness level, the VO2 Max is a stat to track and embrace Most professional athletes and fitness experts are familiar with V02 max. The upper limit of oxygen consumption during exercise has been studied and investigated for decades and is widely recognized as the ultimate measure of exercise capacity. But, for the average person, especially those with little to no background in fitness sciences, the concept of VO2 max remains a mystery. What’s more? Trying to read VO2 Max charts (you can find many below) without understanding what the different numbers actually means may seem like a foreign language. It doesn’t have to be that way. So, what’s V02 Max, and why should you even care?

The 6 Amazing Effects Running Has On Your Brain

Running has plenty to offer: it boosts your metabolism, sheds mad calories, builds stamina, and helps you live a healthier and longer life. But that’s not the whole story. Plenty of recent research also suggests that...
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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.
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The 17 Most Common Running Excuses

Running. If you’re reading this then must be into it. Running has a lot to offer. It builds endurance, burns calories, keeps the crazy away—I can go on and on. In spite of all these benefits, a lot...
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The 9 Diet Mistakes Runners Make

Running and proper nutrition goes hand in hand when it comes to improving performance, losing weight, and enhancing overall fitness and health levels. A proper running diet will help you boost performance, prevent electrolytes imbalances and hydration, increase energy, fix GI distress issues, and optimize recovery so you are reaching your running best. There is no way around it. With that said, it pains me to say that I see runners make some serious diet mistakes that end up costing them a lot, compromising their training effectiveness and results—for both the short term and long term. In fact, for many a runner, nutrition is the missing link in their training. So what are these mistakes? And how can you fix them? Read on for the answers…
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How to Choose The Right Running Socks

Running socks? Yes, these are socks made specifically for runners. What makes them different from your typical casual socks is that they are designed to keep your feet dry and comfortable while running for prolonged periods of time. When you run, especially if you sweat a lot (who doesn’t), it’s crucial to equip your feet and your shoes with socks that are comfortable, functional, durable, even fashionable (if you are into that). The Importance of Running Socks