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The Ultimate 30-Minute Tabata Workout Routine You Need To Try!

Today I’m going to share with you a workout routine that will not only help you burn mad calories and increase overall fitness level, but also help you improve your running and break through any pleateau: Enter Tabata training. In fact, according to plenty of research, if you do tabata workouts on a regular basis, then you will definitely increase your aerobic and anaerobic power with minimal training time. Therefore, I encourage you to try the workout I’m sharing with you below, or if it’s too much then try a version of it and see if you are up for the challenge. I do this as a part of my strength and endurance cross training regime.

The 5 Balance Exercises All Runners Need to Be Doing

As a runner, you might spend a lot of time building endurance, strength, and, flexibility, often neglecting—or simply forgetting—that running also demands balance. It takes a few episodes of stumbling and tumbling and a visit...

The Best 11 super foods you should be eating

When it comes to optimum health, one of the best things you can do right now is to eat the right foods at the right time. Whether you’re looking to lose weight or improve running...

The 45-minute Total Body Strength Workout for Beginners

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past, I don’t know, 100 years, then you definitely know that you should be lifting weights. And you should be doing so, even if you...

7 Yoga Flexibility Poses For Runners

Can you run a 10K without breaking a sweat but not touch your toes even if your life depended on it? Well, don’t worry, you are not alone. Scores of runners suffer from flexibility issues. In fact that’s a part of the training process. Running by definition leaves the telltale signs of tight lower back, gluteus, quads, hamstrings and calves. And if you don’t work diligently on working on these areas, they can lead to muscles imbalances, injuries and poor performance. Well, fret no more. Yoga is the practice you need to keep your body healthy and run injury-free for the long haul. It is the perfect antidote.

6 Tips to Push Past the Pain When Running

Your left knee in pain, your shoes are too tight, your throat is dry, still three more miles to go? Oh God. Let’s face it. Running is hard business. Whether boredom is your pet peeve, or you’re...

8 Easy Strength Exercises to Try

If you’re starting strength training for the first time, you’re probably experiencing a mix of emotions. It’s always exciting to walk into the weight room for the first time, but it can also be...

The 30-Day Core Sculpting Challenge

Truth be told, it doesn’t matter whether you are a recreational runner, seasoned athlete, or someone who spends most of their time sitting in an office chair, a strong core is vital for both health and performance. Your core muscles are the foundation for almost all athletic and non-athletic movements. And when the core muscles are in trouble—read: too weak—expect all sorts of troubles, including chronic pain, bad posture, back issues, even spinal injury, God forbid. Therefore, once you get your core strong and powerful, you’ll be adding more support to your body so you can run and perform every athletic activity (and every other life task) much more efficiently and with more ease.

How to Master Hill Training Workouts

Hill running is no easy walk in the park. It requires a mix of stamina, strength, technique, and sheer will-power. That’s why lots of runners have a love/hate relationship with hills. If you tend to...

Running 101 – How to Determine Your Foot Type? (& What Does it Mean)

When it comes to foot type biomechanics, runners are divided into three broad categories: the neutral-footed, the flat-footed (the overpronator runner), and the high-arched (the supinator runner). Therefore, if you are a serious runner looking to boost training volume but still hunting for the ideal running pair, then you need to learn more about your foot type. According to conventional wisdom in the running world, your pronation type is also a contributing factor in selecting and choosing the right running shoe. Not only that, some experts also claim that having an understanding of pronation and how it affects the rest of your body can help you determine the type of a shoe most appropriate for you. Therefore, today, dear reader, I will share with you all you need to know about your foot type, what does that mean, and what type of shoe works the best for a particular foot type.