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Top 7 Agility Ladder Drills To Improve Your Running Speed & Coordination [INFOGRAPHIC]

Are you looking to improve your running speed and athletic coordination? Then you came to the right place. In this infographic, I'm sharing with you the main guidelines you need to get started with agility...

The 7 Best Full Body Exercises for Runners

As you already know, if you have read any of my posts, strength training is vital for runners. In fact, all healthy and fit runners strength train, on a regular basis. Why do you need to...

5 Fitness Tips For Building The Body Of Your Dreams

To build the body of your dreams, you need to follow the right training and diet strategies. Otherwise, no matter how hard you push yourself on the running track or in the gym, your efforts will be pointless. Therefore, today, dear reader, I decided to share with you some of the essential training factors that can help you get the most bangs out of every workout you do—whether you are an elite runner, a CrossFitter, biker, a complete newbie, or anyone in between. Without further ado, here are the training guidelines you need to build the perfect physique.

What You Need to Know About Electrolytes While Running

Do you feel dehydrated and exhausted after a sweaty run? That’s because sweat isn’t just made of water; it’s also full of essential electrolytes that perform critical functions that keep your body performing at its...

The 7 Most Embarrassing Running Problems (and How to Fix Them)

As a runner, I’m no stranger to running-induced embarrassment. I’ve experienced plenty of bodily malfunctions. I don't usually admit to. I’ve farted, had diarrhea, suffered from bloody nipples, you name it so that you could...

The Ultimate 30-Day Butt Challenge For Runners

I hate to break it to you, but if you want to become the best runner (and athlete) you can ever be, then you have to work your butt off, literally and figuratively. First and foremost, you have to keep exercising on a regular basis. Run, bike, swim, lift weights and all the sort. Secondly, you have to work your butt off by doing plenty of glute strengthening exercises. Enter The Glute The glute is powerhouse muscles that surround the pelvis. Three main muscles make up the glutes: the Gluteus Maximus, Gluteus Medius, and Gluteus Minimus. These are the building blocks of the fleshy part of your butt. But, all in all, why do you need to strengthen your glutes? Well, here a few reasons: Key For Running Power The glutes are one of the most important muscles we need for running. While running, your glute muscles hold your pelvis steady and level and help propel you forward with every step you take. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that when it comes to running, glutes strength and endurance is of paramount importance. As a result, if you are struggling to keep consistent running pace or find it hard to power up a hill while running, then you might need a bit strength in your butt. Dodge Injury Research has linked weakness in the glutes with a myriad of overuse injuries, including Runners Knee, and IT band syndrome. In other words, if you have chronic overuse injuries (think Runners Knee and the sort) then glute weakness might be to blame. The good news is, research has also proven that adding strength and power to your glute is one of the best things you can do to injury-proof your running body against common ailments. For more on the importance of glue strength, check my post here. Enter

How to Treat & Prevent Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial band syndrome is an overuse injury of tissues of the outer thigh and knee, and it’s one of the most common injuries experienced by runners from all training backgrounds and fitness levels. This injury does not discriminate nor differentiate. It can hit the beginner runner and elite runner alike. According to research, this injury accounts for about 10 percent of all running injuries. ITBS is usually known and marked by a burning and sharp knee pain, and it’s really painful and debilitating. So before I delve deep into some of the treatment and prevention strategies for this incapacitating condition, let’s first take a quick look on the medical definition of ITBS and some of the main factors that cause it.

Running Induced Nausea: Why it Occurs and How to Prevent It

Yesterday I had one of my best long runs in a long time. I felt strong and in my element. Everything was spot on. Unfortunately, as soon as I got home, I felt super...

7 Ways to Make Treadmill Running More Fun

No one can deny the fact that running on the treadmill is boring. There you are. Pounding the pavement over and over again, yet not going anywhere. But that doesn’t mean it’s a hopeless case. There...

The Ultimate Obstacle Course Race Training Guide

Looking to start training for an obstacle race course, but are unsure how to begin? Then, buddy, you have come to the right place. Today I’m going to share with you the guidelines you need for an amazing obstacle race course adventure. Note: This guide is relatively long, but it’s worth your time. Hence, please give it a try and don’t give up on it. So are you ready? Then here we go…