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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How To Build Mental Strength For Runners

You can have the best running plan and training gear in the world, but if you do not train your mind as hard and as often as your train your body, you’ll struggle to...
Oblique Exercises

The 7 Best Oblique Exercises To Try

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…

3 Most Common Causes Of Pain After Leg Day

**This is a guest post by my friend Megan P. Howard** Whether you’re a runner or cyclist, leg day is a critical part of your training regime. However, the constant repetition of both these activities...
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Your Ankle Pain Running Guide

Running boasts many health benefits, but also comes with a downside: it can be extremely hard on your lower extremities, and your ankles are no exception. Why? The ankles assume a big responsibility. The joint carries around...
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The Ultimate 30-Day Butt Challenge For Runners

I hate to break it to you, but if you want to become the best runner (and athlete) you can ever be, then you have to work your butt off, literally and figuratively. First and foremost, you have to keep exercising on a regular basis. Run, bike, swim, lift weights and all the sort. Secondly, you have to work your butt off by doing plenty of glute strengthening exercises. Enter The Glute The glute is powerhouse muscles that surround the pelvis. Three main muscles make up the glutes: the Gluteus Maximus, Gluteus Medius, and Gluteus Minimus. These are the building blocks of the fleshy part of your butt. But, all in all, why do you need to strengthen your glutes? Well, here a few reasons: Key For Running Power The glutes are one of the most important muscles we need for running. While running, your glute muscles hold your pelvis steady and level and help propel you forward with every step you take. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that when it comes to running, glutes strength and endurance is of paramount importance. As a result, if you are struggling to keep consistent running pace or find it hard to power up a hill while running, then you might need a bit strength in your butt. Dodge Injury Research has linked weakness in the glutes with a myriad of overuse injuries, including Runners Knee, and IT band syndrome. In other words, if you have chronic overuse injuries (think Runners Knee and the sort) then glute weakness might be to blame. The good news is, research has also proven that adding strength and power to your glute is one of the best things you can do to injury-proof your running body against common ailments. For more on the importance of glue strength, check my post here. Enter

Probiotics For Runners – Can They Help Improve Your Running Performance?

Trillions of microorganisms are calling your body home. Commonly known as the microbiome, these microorganisms weigh more than your brain and are almost as important. This population of "good bacteria" is linked to everything from the...

The 11 Best Tips for Running At Night

Want to give night running a try but are afraid for your safety? Then you have come to the right place. Daytime savings, work meetings, family obligations, and so on can get in the way of...
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The 13 Plank Variations You Need to Do

To plank or not to plank… Are you even considering it? I spent these last years trying to find out the best exercises and training routines that can help me get into the best shape of...

The Complete Guide To Buying A Used Treadmill

Are you looking to buy a used treadmill? Then you have come to the right place. Treadmills are one of the best and most versatile and useful exercise machines. These can help you get in...
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Running With Weights – The 6 Most Common Methods

Whether you’re running to get in shape, lose weight, or train for a specific race, there are many different strategies to train efficiently. One of these tools some runners swear by is running with a...