Running a marathon requires dedication, hard work, and a whole lot of stamina. But it also requires the right clothing! What does the weather like? What can you expect from your body? You need to know all of this before you pull on your workout clothes to head out the door. Continue Reading →
4 Steps to Identify if you need to engage in a Formal Rehabilitation Protocol or just Rest
Runners are accustomed to a certain amount discomfort. Training can be hard and uncomfortable at times which is exactly why it’s so rewarding and addicting.
It can get a bit confusing when it comes to physical injuries and pain. Most runners have experienced that out of nowhere pain in a foot, knee or hip that had us wondering if we should really keep running.
Then just as suddenly as it appeared, it faded away. How about the all too common sentiment: “It takes me 2-3 miles just to feel warmed up from all my aches and pains.” Continue Reading →
If you have ever suffered from a “pulled” or strained calf muscle, you know that running is difficult to near impossible and even walking can be an issue.
Calf injuries are common and occur in both competitive and recreational athletes of all kinds (such as runners, soccer players, basketball players, gymnasts, and dancers) and are frequently seen in weekend warriors as well as active individuals.
The widespread “diseases of civilization,” such as changes in the lifestyle of a modern person, the presence of a large number of stress factors, and external pollution, prompts scientists to search for effective means of their prevention. One such remedy, recognized by WHO, is to increase the level of physical activity – a simple and affordable method to reduce the risk for many pathological conditions, including metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and diseases of the cardiovascular system. Continue Reading →
When you begin to train in earnest, one question will naturally arise: Can I also run on a treadmill, or should I solely focus on running outdoors? Let’s look at the pros and cons of both to answer that question. Continue Reading →
Athletes don’t necessarily make the best role models when it comes to leading a healthy life. They may train daily, eat well, and keep tabs on their fitness levels, but they also tend to harbor a few poor habits. One of those is that they often ignore rest and recovery. Continue Reading →
The benefits of running are immense, especially for people who sit for long working or studying. People may avoid running because they feel they don’t have enough time or because they want to avoid sweating and tiredness, but the benefits outweigh both. Continue Reading →
Why should you work your calves?
Balance and correct proportions are staples of an attractive figure. You may have seen how people who tend to skip leg days have buffed upper body but thin and weak leg muscles. Such figures look disproportionately developed, and therefore a bit cartoonish and comic. And the same goes for separate parts of the body. So, if you want to have nice-looking toned legs, you need to perform calf exercises along with exercises that target your quads, hamstrings, and glutes, which are slightly more popular among fitness enthusiasts. Calf exercises will not only promote more balanced muscle development but also help you burn calories, improve your leg strength, and boost your calf flexibility. Continue Reading →
Picture this: you’re hiking a trail in the late summer with the sunshine on your face. You’re listening to the sounds in the trees around you while getting your heart rate pumping and feeling the bend of the stony path under your feet. Exercising in the great, green outdoors is a fantastic way to improve your body’s health and feel connected to the world around you simultaneously.
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As a runner, you want to have strong legs and lots of endurance. Here’s a whole-body resistance band workout that can help improve your running performance and improve your flexibility and balance. Continue Reading →
In the modern age, athletes cannot afford to solely rely on their natural ability for success. Ensuring that they are in tip-top fitness is vitally important. Many athletes who have brilliant natural ability but who lack fitness or work ethic end up not achieving their true potential. Continue Reading →
Running is one of the best things you can do for your body. It’s an exercise that practically anyone can do, anywhere, anytime. However, it needs to be accompanied with proper sleep and nutrition, otherwise, you can run into problems like sore muscles and injuries. Continue Reading →