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 →
Today, March 11th, 2020, my dad, Adolfo Salgueiro, Sr. is turning 82 years old.
He is still running 3-4 times a week and competing in local 5K.
The experienced runner and running coach that I am today would have not been possible without his inspiration and encouragement to get started over 40 years ago.
Being in voluntary self-isolation or a mandated lockdown is never fun. Not only does it quickly get boring, but unless you have a full gym setup in your home, it presents serious challenges for maintaining your physical health. That doesn’t mean that you can’t remain active while you’re stuck inside, though. Here are 4 ways of doing just that. Continue Reading →
While running is incredibly good for us, and for many it is a fantastic way to let off steam and get fit, did you know that it can influence our bone health? If you enjoy running either leisurely or in marathons, you need to know these four things to ensure you keep the best care of your bones while running. Continue Reading →
Running as a form of exercise is a great way to maintain a healthy weight and keep your cardiovascular system in great shape. Unfortunately, running can be hard on your body- especially your shins, knees, and ankles. If you are someone who runs quite often, you may eventually encounter a running injury. Instead of going to an emergency room if this injury occurs, you should consider visiting an urgent care center instead. Continue Reading →
If you often engage in sports activities, you’ve most certainly enjoyed their health benefits. If you haven’t been that much of a sports person, though, the many benefits they trigger might make you reconsider your schedule and squeeze in some running, fitness, or tennis sessions. From the way you feel to the way your body looks, sports activities impact your physical and mental health positively and do so in various ways.
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The hip flexor muscles join your lower back and your upper thighs with the role of flexing the hip. They are a group of muscles that coordinate to facilitate leg movement and generally very strong and can stiffen from prolonged sitting. Undertaking hip flexor activities helps to give you a better stance and improves your adaptability.
Having frail or tight hip flexors can give you a terrible stance. Therefore, it is important to find ways in which you can unlock your hip flexors. Fortunately, we have a few tips on how you can achieve this as discussed below. Continue Reading →