The Complete Guide to The Rated Perceived Exertion (RPE) Scale

How can I measure my training intensity? If you don’t know the answer to that question, then you are in the right place. Workout intensity is vital to measure as it can tell you whether you are training too hard or not pushing it hard enough. Do too much, and you risk injury and/or burnout. Do too little, and your fitness level will plateau, even decline, which is not what you want. One of the commonly used methods is the Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE). Using this rating system is a crucial component of any training program—regardless of your current fitness level and goals. In this post, I will give you an overview of RPE—what is it, why you should use it, and how to efficiently use for maximum effect. So, are you excited? Then here we go.

Is Running Bad For your Joints & Bones?

Conventional ways of thinking have always stated that running can mess up the bones and cause serious bones problems. Couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, current research has shown, over and over again, that it’s not the case. That’s why, in today’s post, I will delve a little deeper into some of the research conducted on this topic. Not only that, I’ll also discuss some of the ways that running can help increase bone strength, reduce inflammation, and prevent joint degenerative disease—all of which can help you lead a longer, ailment-free life. So, are you excited? Then here we go. Is Running Good For your Joints & Bones?

The Complete Guide To Treating & Preventing Stress Fractures While Running

When it comes to running injury, nothing strikes more fear into all runners other than hearing the words “stress fracture.” And if truth be told, stress fractures have always been on the top of my list of deep, gut-wrenching running injury fears. Why? Well, this injury suck! Big time! Having a stress fracture means time off the running track—lasting from anywhere from a month, to even longer. For that reason, this condition can really compromise months of hard effort and discipline.

Runners: How to Treat & Prevent Back Pain

back pain, especially lower back pain, is one of the most widespread conditions in the world. Research show that more than 80 percent of U.S. adults experience back pain to some degree throughout their lives. In fact, according to recent surveys, $50 billion is spent each year in the U.S. alone to deal with back pain issues. That’s why dear reader, I decided today to share with you some of my best tips and guidelines on treating and preventing back pain while running. So, are you ready? Then here we go…

How To Treat And Prevent Plantar Fasciitis While Running

As a runner, you must be (painfully) familiar with the agony associated with plantar fasciitis. The fact is, this injury is a runners’ recurring nightmare. That’s why today, dear reader, I’m sharing with you my comprehensive guide to Plantar fasciitis. With my help today, you’ll have all of the tools you need to handle and deal with this infamous running injury. So, are you excited? Then here we go… How To Treat And Prevent Plantar Fasciitis While Running

12 Safety Tips for Running At Night

One of the best things about running is that you can do it almost anywhere, any time of the day or night. Nonetheless, most runners, including me, prefer logging in our miles during the day when the sun is out and shining. But that’s not always the case. In fact, daytime savings, busy schedules, family obligations, and so on, can get in the way of a regular running program during the daytime. That’s why we sometimes are forced to make the shift to running in the darkest hours of the day, whether it’s the early morning or late in the evening. And the thing is, if you find yourself hitting the road during these hours, you gonna have to take extra precautions to ensure a safe running experience. Staying safe while running in the dark requires a bit of planning. But fret no more. I got you covered buddy. Today I decided to spill the beans on nighttime running.

Exercise-Caused Heartburn: Preventing Acid Reflux While Running

Stomach burn, heartburn, or acid reflux is quite common among runners of all fitness levels and training backgrounds. Nonetheless, getting a heartburn while running can put an end to a workout at the very least, make it less enjoyable. In fact, the last thing you want is a heartburn outbreak while you are running. But fret no more… I got you covered, buddy. The good news is that there is always something you can do to deal the burn. That’s why today, dear reader, I’m sharing with you a fool-proof system that can help you deal with this problem with ease.

How to Make a Strong Comeback to Running After an Injury

If you just had a running injury, and now you are itching to get back to your routine, then you’re in the right place. Running Injuries Suck! I hate to break it to you, but running injuries are not a joke. They are painful and can put a halt to your current running routine and lifestyle. In fact, being injured is a runner's worst nightmare. You gotta find and learn how to score a safe and pain-free running comeback. And truth be told, coming back from a running injury is no easy feat. In fact, it can be a true test of your patience and overall emotion health, and inner game power. But I got you covered, buddy. You don’t need to worry…

3 Running Form Mistakes Runners Make & How to avoid them

Running might be one of the most beginner-friendly sports out there. It requires no special instruction. And the fact is, we are born to run. Our bodies are designed to perform the motion of running (just look at your limbs, buddy, that ain’t an accident). After all, running is all about putting one foot in front of the other (in a speedy kind of a way). With that said, not everyone knows how to run properly. In fact, proper form eludes most—especially the beginners who’s got no clue on how to proceed. The Importance of Proper Form

Knee Pain When Running – The 7 Most Common Knee Injuries in Runners

Therefore, it’s no surprise that the knee is the most common site for injuries among runners (and athletes from all backgrounds). In fact, knee injuries make up roughly 50 percent of all sports injuries, according to research. Knee pain/injury can affect anyone, from beginner joggers who are just starting out, to elite runners who push themselves a bit too hard.