If you want to improve your running speed, then interval training is the way to go. In fact, interval training (HIIT) has been used by athletes for years to build cardiovascular strength, power, and explosive speed. HIIT combines short and intense bursts of exercise at maximum ability, with recovery phases, repeated throughout a single workout. In today’s post, I’m going to share with you five of my favorite interval running workouts to build endurance and speed.
The fartlek training method is one of the best ways I know of that you can use to spice up your ever day run while increasing your fitness and speed. So today, I’m going to share with you some practical guidelines on how to proceed with this awesome training program, along with a list of the best fartlek runs you need to add to your training program.
High-Intensity Interval Training Defined When it comes to getting the most out of your workout program for fat loss and optimum fitness, high-intensity interval training is the way to go. Hailed by most fitness experts as the closest thing to a training shortcut that produces quick results, HIIT is backed by sound scientific study and countless personal testimonies. The exact defining parameters of HIIT are a bit vague, which is one of the reasons there is so much controversy surrounding the topic. Nonetheless, here is a basic definition to get you started on the right foot. High-intensity interval training involves alternating between intense bursts of anaerobic activity (running, rowing, jump roping, biking, etc.) with periods of moderate or low aerobic activity for recovery.
When it comes to running, strength training is crucial. In fact, sticking to a regular strength training program can actually make you a better runner. In fact, runners who strength train are usually healthier, stronger, injury-free and more likely to keep reaching new levels of performance. In fact, sticking to a runner-specific strength routine is hands down one of the best things you can spend your valuable timing doing. So if you are serious about becoming a well-rounded runner, then here is a cross-training bodyweight strength workout routine to try. So today I decided to share with you some excellent bodyweight strength exercise you can do at home in minimal time and with no equipment required—unless you choose to do so.
Truth be told, I believe that the deadlift is one of the greatest strength moves of all-time and ideal for runners (something I have already mentioned in some of my previous posts) looking to increase overall body strength and endurance. This exercise is a compound movement that targets all of the major muscles in your body, with the most emphasis on the back extensors, the glutes, and the hamstrings—key running muscles and the source of power of many an athletic activity, leading to body realignment and creating more stability in your entire body. These posterior chain muscles help propel us forward, and they are vital for reaching top speed and keeping stability while running.
nless you have been living under a rock for the last few decades, then you already know that high-intensity interval training, or HIIT for short, is an excellent way to get into the best shape of your life in as little as 30 minutes a day. Therefore, today I’m going to share with you one of my favorite intense treadmill workout routine, involving short bursts of max efforts separated by recovery breaks of easy to moderate periods. Interval Training Benefits
Today I’m going to share with you some of my favorite exercises you can do on the sand to help improve your strength, speed and agility. Therefore, if you are looking for ways to spice up your workouts, then keep on reading. Where to Do the Sand Workout Routine You can perform this workout routine on the beach (duh), but if you don’t live in a coastal city, then a long jump pit or a sand volleyball court can do the trick. As long as there is sand, enough space and it’s safe to work out there, you are in a good place.