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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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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Rules for Running in Cold Weather

Hey runners! We’re in November, and for those of us who live in the northern hemisphere, the weather’s turning cooler, and we are entering the coldest time of the year. As the Starks in the...
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The 7 Best Full Body Exercises To Try

Looking for the best full body exercises? You have come to the right place. As you already know, if you have read any of my posts, strength training is vital for runners. In fact, all healthy and...
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The 30-Minute Beginner Jump Rope Workout (+22 Advanced Exercises)

Looking a  jump rope workout you can do at home? Then you've come to the right place. Jumping rope is one of the best exercises to improve endurance, build strength, and burn calories in as little...
Resistance Bands Training exercises

Resistance Bands Training For Runners

Resistance bands are usually made of strong, thin, and long rubber with handles at each end, and come in a wide variety of resistance levels, depending on your fitness skill and training goals. You can buy these in line with your fitness level and training goals—in other words, they are easily customized. In my experience, resistance band exercises are one of the best tools you can use to keep strength training when you no longer have access to a gym or just dot want to go there for all personal reasons. Also, stacking dumbells in your living room might be an attractive option.
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Top 7 Speed Drills For Runners

Do you want to run faster? Of course you do! Truth be told, if you are serious about becoming the best runner you can be, you’ve got to do more than just running. In fact, running will only get you so far. Speed drills enter the picture. Committing to a regular speed drills routine, for at least 20 to 30 minutes per session two times per week, will definitely help you run faster and become the best runner you can be. This post, along with the videos and form tips, outlines a series of running drills that you can easily fit in into your training program.
Staircase Workout execise

The Ultimate Staircase Workout for Runners

Today I’m going to share with you another of my favorite exercise method: stair training. So hopefully by the end of the post, presuming you have access to stairs, I’m sharing with you an awesome stair workout routine to help you burn calories, build strength, and improve speed and agility in no time.
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How to Stop Emotional Eating

Do you find yourself racing to the kitchen or convenience store whenever you’re feeling stressed or down? If this resonates with you, know you are not alone. Emotional eating is a far common coping mechanism than...
Podcasts to Listen To While Running

5 Podcasts to Listen To While Running

Regardless of how much love to log the miles, running can get a little, well, boring. Maybe you find yourself counting down the minutes until your long run is over, or zoning out when you...
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How To Start Running In The Morning

Planning to start running in the morning, but you are not a morning person? Then you’ve come to the right place. Running at anytime of the day does your body good, but research shows that the...