Cross Training For Runners

Cross training workouts and exercises for runners. This is what you need to do off-road to improve your running performance and protect yourself against injry

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Stop Foot Callus From Running

Running and foot calluses go hand in hand. In fact, if you log in serious miles every week and have zero calluses, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. Here’s the truth. Excessively large calluses aren’t...
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The 101 Best Weight Loss Tips of All Time

I believe that this is the ONLY weight loss article you will ever need to read. This blog post is the ultimate collection of some of the best and scientifically proven weight loss techniques you will ever need to know. In fact, this is the ultimate insider’s guide on how to lose weight and keep it off for good. This guide will take you through every aspect of weight loss possible, from exercise to diet, motivation and lifestyle. So if you are looking to lose weight—whether it’s 5 pounds, 10 pounds, 20 pounds, you name it—then keep on reading.
Strength Exercises For Runners

8 Strength Exercises For Runners

Are you looking for the best strength exercises for runners? You have come to the right place. Once I started strength training regularly, I became a much more efficient and injury resistant runner. And I believe...

Did Your Shoes Run Their Course? Don’t Miss The Signs Of Wear

**This is a guest post by my friend Meheret Hailemelekot** Running is a high-frequency sport that requires you finding the best possible running shoes. What most people forget about is that these shoes have an...
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The 7 Hip Flexors Stretches Runners Should Do

First things first, hip flexors are a group of skeletal muscles located in the upper thighs and the pelvis region, linking the legs to the pelvis. These muscles connect the thigh bone—known as the femur—to the pelvis. The primary hip flexor muscles are the psoas major and the iliacus— collectively known as the iliopsoas, which is usually the weakest of all of the muscles. Other hip flexor muscles include the sartorius, tensor fascia latae, and rectus femoris. The Functions These powerful muscles are used in every stride when walking, running, and sprinting. Some of the main functions of hip flexors include:
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How To Treat & Prevent Stress Fractures In Runners

Out of all running injuries,  nothing strikes more fear into a runner's heart than stress fractures. But what are stress fractures and why they’re so god damn common in the running world? Inside of this post,...
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How Does Running Affect Your Sex Life?

As a runner, you’re already familiar with the benefits of the sport. It reduces stress, improves memory, lowers the risks of chronic diseases, and makes you live a longer, healthier life. But did you know that...
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Beginners Strength Program For Runners

If you have been reading Runners Blueprint for a while, then you know that I’m a strong proponent of strength training for runners. Sure, this is a runners’ blog, and I mostly write stuff for the running crowd. That said, any regular reader (or after checking my cross training page) might be surprised by the number of strength training workouts I shared in the last couple of years. But this time, I’m not going to share with you another workout. Instead, in today’s post, I’ll cover the basics of weight lifting for runners. I’ll show you the exact steps required to design your strength training program, even if you have never touched a dumbbell before.

Run for your Life! Can Running Help Define your Abs?

This is a guest post by my friend Sohaib Karim Can running help you define your abs? Short answer, not only can it help, but cardio is a major contributor in your journey to the...
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Top 9 Kettlebell Exercises for Runners

If you are looking to increase your overall running power and become a better runner, then you need to start focusing on training your running muscles to boost strength, core stability, balance and endurance,...