How to Treat & Prevent Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial band syndrome is an overuse injury of tissues of the outer thigh and knee, and it’s one of the most common injuries experienced by runners from all training backgrounds and fitness levels. This injury does not discriminate nor differentiate. It can hit the beginner runner and elite runner alike. According to research, this injury accounts for about 10 percent of all running injuries. ITBS is usually known and marked by a burning and sharp knee pain, and it’s really painful and debilitating. So before I delve deep into some of the treatment and prevention strategies for this incapacitating condition, let’s first take a quick look on the medical definition of ITBS and some of the main factors that cause it.

7 Common Mid-Run Problems & How To Deal With Them

Running is one my favorite things to do in the world. It burns mad calories, protects against chronic diseases, improves overall conditioning…. I could go on and on. Nonetheless, often than not, the high impact...

The Basic 5 Self-Defense Moves Every Runner Needs to Know

Do you know how to defend yourself physically in case you get attacked?  Or would you freeze up in an utter panic? This is a question...

Top 8 Battle Rope Exercises for Runners

As a runner, the battle rope program is one of the best training systems out there that can help you get stronger and faster in the most convenient way. In fact, this training program...

Top 7 Yoga Core Poses for Runners

Today I’m going to share with you 7 yoga poses that will target your core and help you become a better runner in the process. Core Training Benefits For Runners A strong core—think of the muscles of the abdominals, lower back and glutes, is key for preventing injury and fatigue in runners

Why (& How) Runners Should Lift Weights

For runners, resistance training provides many benefits when used in conjunction with a well-rounded running program. Nevertheless, I know  lots of runners whoshy away from the weight room out of the fear of bulking up....

The 4 Most Common Causes of Ankle Pain while Running

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...

Top 7 Agility Ladder Drills To Improve Your Running Speed & Coordination [INFOGRAPHIC]

Are you looking to improve your running speed and athletic coordination? Then you came to the right place. In this infographic, I'm sharing with you the main guidelines you need to get started with agility...

The Top 7 Oblique Exercises You Should Be Doing [INFOGRAPHIC]

The oblique muscles are some of the most important core muscles you need to target on a regular basis. That said, this muscle group doesn't get much attention in the gym. That has to change....

5 Fitness Tips For Building The Body Of Your Dreams

To build the body of your dreams, you need to follow the right training and diet strategies. Otherwise, no matter how hard you push yourself on the running track or in the gym, your efforts will be pointless. Therefore, today, dear reader, I decided to share with you some of the essential training factors that can help you get the most bangs out of every workout you do—whether you are an elite runner, a CrossFitter, biker, a complete newbie, or anyone in between. Without further ado, here are the training guidelines you need to build the perfect physique.