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4 Simple Ways To Increase Your Running Confidence

Your confidence, or lack thereof, determines how you act in the world, including your running plan. You can easily get in your own way if your mental game is not up to the challenge. Take...

The 30-Minute Hotel Workout Routine You Need

Whether you’re traveling for pleasure or business, being on the road tends to throw off the workout routines of even the most motivated fitness junkies. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not an exercise addict, and...

5 Bad Running Habits And How To Fix Them

Run for a few months, and you’re bound to pick up a few bad habits. I’m talking from personal experience. For the longest time, I’d developed a few unhealthy running habits that I wasn’t even...

Top 7 Reasons Why Every Runner Should Do Yoga

Speaking from personal experience, the practice of yoga has changed my running in so many ways. I became more conscious of my breathing—in fact I owe most of the things I learned about breathing to yoga, specifically Pranayama practice. Yoga also helped me correct some major muscle imbalances in my lower body—so it drastically reduced many of the pains, aches and injuries—including a reoccurring runner’s knee that I struggled with for so many years. Plus, yoga has also helped me improve my running form and times, and shortened the time I needed for recovery between runs significantly. The list goes one and one, and the conclusion is: "Yoga Can help Anyone" The gains in strength and flexibility will eventually translate into pain-free running, and decreasing the risks of injury and trouble. That’s a fact I seen with my own eyes, and something that other runners—and athletes in other fields—have professed.

The 7 Best Isometric Exercises for a Full-Body Workout

You don’t need to go all fast and furious to improve your overall strength and fitness level. In fact, it’s possible to perform a super effective strength workout at home with minima equipment and without moving a muscle: Enter Isometric Training. Also known as static training, this is a training method where the muscles tense up, but don’t actually move. In my experience, isometric training is an underrated and underused training method and when used right it can help you build strength and endurance in all major muscles with minimum impact.

Top 9 Speed & Agility Ladder Drills For Runners

The agility ladder, also known as the speed ladder, is one of the best fitness tools that can rev up your heart rate and challenge your speed, coordination and footwork, like nothing else. Most recreational runners are not familiar with this training method. In fact, these fast paced, quick-footed drills have often been thought of as something only athletes do. While you may see many tennis players, soccer players and track athletes perform these exercises, anyone can do them, and benefit from them as well.

Top 6 Isometric Exercises For Runners

Today, I’m going to share with you one of the most challenging workout routines you can ever do as a runner. And what’s the best part about it? Well, you don’t need any equipments. You don’t need...

6 Telling Signs and Symptoms That You’re in Ketosis

Going on the ketogenic diet is simple enough. All you have to do is severely limit your carb intake long enough to get into and stay in ketosis. Knowing...
Basic yoga poses for runners

The 9 Yoga Poses Every Runner Should Do

I can’t emphasize the importance of daily yoga practice—regardless of your current physical fitness level and training goals—but a speaking to you as a runner, hatha Yoga is vital for injury prevention, performance, relaxation and improving health on all facets—physical and mental. Practicing these basic yoga poses will help you stretch out your muscles, improve your posture and prevent running injuries and discomfort. Also, Yoga has balancing effect. While running tightens your muscles up, a regular yoga routine can help you loosen them and help them stay pain-and injury-free Taking the First Steps toward a Runner’s Yoga Practice

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…