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.
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.
Runners need to strength train, period. I keep saying over and over again. The truth is, if you are a runner who doesn’t strength train, then you are missing out, big time. So please do not neglect strength training. Of course, this is easier said than done. Sticking to the regular running program, then having enough time to make the trip to the gym to strength train, is not always easy to pull off—especially if you just like the rest of us, stressed and pressed for time. But that doesn’t mean that you have to give up strength training altogether.
Just a couple of years ago I had no idea what foam rolling is, but after I made the discovery by doing a P90X program—Tony Horton Rocks!—my whole approach to stretching, mobility and recovery work has changed. Foam rolling is a self-massaging technique that can help you loosen up tender and stiff muscles and keeps the fascia—which is the connective tissue surrounding every muscle in your body—happy and loose. This may sound complicated and intimidating. But fret no more. By the end of this post, you will learn all you need to learn about the proper foam-rolling techniques and exercises that will help you reach common tight spots in your body as well as offer you effective strategies to help you roll your way to relief.