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6 Bodyweight Glute Exercises For Runners

The glutes are the source of power when it comes to running or any other athletic endeavor. When you run, your glutes muscles keep your pelvis steady and level, and also keep your torso, pelvis and legs aligned. Therefore, these muscles should the focus of every runner’s oriented strength workout program. But truth be told. The glutes are usually ignored. And most runners end up paying a hefty price when they don’t give the glutes the attention and care they require. Don’t be one of them. Speaking from my personal experience, glute training was never my thing. And I still have glute weakness issues that I’m dealing with. We have our weaknesses. Nobody is perfect. But one can always get on the endless path for perfection.

A Beginner’s Guide to CrossFit For Runners (& The 16 WODs You Must Try)

For a complete newbie, starting a CrossFit training program might seem intimidating. With that said, you don’t need to fret about anything. I got you covered my buddy. Today I’m going to share with you all you need to know about starting a CrossFit training program. Note: This is going to be a long post, but I feel like I have to do it. I just can’t write one of them short and sweet posts about CF. I have to share everything I know about the subject. Or it’s no deal. So what is CrossFit? And how can it help you become a better runner?

5 Quick HIIT Workouts for Beginners

High intensity interval training is known for its effectiveness, especially when it comes to improving fitness and increasing fat loss. That said, many beginners shy away from this method of training since it’s so intense. And...

How Healthy and Fit Are you?

Before you start to exercise or decide to take it to the next level, it's vital to get a full bird view of your health profile and current fitness level. This is especially the...

Your Complete Guide To Preventing & Treating Black Toenails While Running

As a runner, you are no stranger to black toenails—unless you have not been on the running path for that long. In fact, less than a month ago I did a 12-mile run and forgot...

The Complete Runner’s Guide To Deep Breathing

Breathing is a natural act of the human body. In fact, we take up to 17,000 to 23,000 breaths a day, and it’s been the case since the moment of birth. So, if practice makes perfect,...

4 Strength Exercises To Improve Your Trail Running

I love trail running. It helps me gain fitness while getting outside and enjoying nature. In fact, nothing compares to the natural high of getting off the beaten path. Despite all the positives trail running...

7 Moves For Beating Knee Pain While Running

When it comes to preventing knee pain, knee strengthening exercises are the way to go. In fact, as a runner, if you are plagued with knee pain and you are serious about preventing any future pain, or God Forbid, serious knee injury, then you should really start working on adding strength to your knees by doing the exercises I’m going to share with you today.

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 Best Oblique Exercises – A 30-Minute Side Abs Workout Routine

When it comes to running, core strength is of paramount importance. I have already written extensively about the importance of core training for runners (check the post here) and have shared plenty of workout routines to help you target and strengthen these vitals muscles. Nonetheless, most of the routines I have on my blog tend target most of the muscles of the core, including the glutes, upper abs, lower abs and the obliques. So today, I decided to share a workout routine that’s specific and targets mainly one muscle group: The obliques. As a result, if you are looking for a specialized core routine and/or have weaker obliques (or just looking to achieve more definition and sculpt), the routine I’m sharing with you today is perfect. Here we go…