10 Pre-Run Stretches You Should Do For a Better Run
Just like intense workouts, you have to do some stretching and warming up before you go for a run. Here's a list of our favorite pre-run stretches that always gets us loose and limber before a run.
5 Worst Running Habits and How to Break Them
Running isn't the type of sport that attracts people halfway. You either love it or you hate it. There is a contingency of people who force themselves to jog because it provides ample means of boosting cardiopulmonary function and burning calories, but once they've reached their goals they're likely to stray. Those who
How to Prevent Running Fatigue
Running is often cited as one of the healthiest forms of exercise around. It's a whole-body workout proven to adequately improve physical fitness, decrease stress, combat aging, and maintain a healthy weight. At the same time, it's also often cited as one of the most challenging physical exercises, both physically and
Get Rid of Tight Calves FOREVER - The Ultimate Guide
Banish tight calves for good! We look at the causes, treatment and prevention of tight calf muscles & 4 stretches you can do to ensure pain-free running...
The Best Strength Training Exercises for Runners
Whether you enjoy running as a recreational activity, you do it for fitness, or a marathon is on your bucket list, you might be under the mistaken impression that the only training you need for running is, well, more running. However, if you want to see the best results, improve performance, and avoid injury, adding s
10 Things That Runners Hate the Most
If there's one thing runners love... it's that feeling of exhilaration and freedom that comes from hitting the open road, breathing fresh air, and keeping pace to a favorite song. Running is something you do for yourself, and it feels great... until it doesn't. Even though running brings a lot of amazing things to your
How to Return to Running After an Injury
Whether you're running for fun, fitness, training for a race, or all of the above, an untimely injury can definitely derail your progress. Running puts a lot of stress on your body - it not only requires strength, endurance, and proper form, but as you run your body suffers from the high impact this activity entails.
How to Get Back into a Running Routine After Taking Some Time Off
There are all kinds of reasons why runners take time off. Life gets busy, no doubt about it. Unless you're training for an upcoming race, jogging simply may not be your highest priority. You could also suffer an injury that puts you out of commission and takes you off the running circuit for a while. Or maybe you went
How Does Alcohol Affect a Runner's Performance?
Studies show that there's nothing wrong with moderate alcohol consumption, at least from a health standpoint. In fact, certain types of alcoholic beverages have been shown to have health benefits when enjoyed in moderation, such as a glass of red wine that contains heart-healthy resveratrol, or a dark beer that contain
10 Pre-Marathon Dos and Don'ts
Preparing for a marathon is not something done in a day. It requires several weeks or months of planning and diligence to complete. After all, it's not every day that most people head out the door to run over 26 miles. Of course, there's a right way to go about training for a marathon and prepping for the big day. Y
How to Physically and Mentally Recover After a Marathon
You've spent months training your mind and body to deliver an incredible performance and your race day was a success. You beat your goal time and qualified for your next marathon. What now?
How to Recover from a Sprained Ankle
This week, we are going to dive into the wonderful world of sprained ankles, everything from what causes them, what they actually are, and how to go about recovering from them Of course there is a full transcript below this video if prefer :) (this is not verbatim but its close) Hey everybody, Brian here. In this week,
Causes of Leg Soreness When Running Downhill
You're going along fine on a level surface, running your heart out, maintaining a stellar pace, and generally feeling pretty great about your performance. Then you reach a hill. No problem! You trained for this by increasing the incline on the treadmill. You crest the hill with a little less breath, but still feeling g
Is It Okay to Take Walk Breaks During Your Runs?
The answer is a resounding yes. It is absolutely okay to take breaks when you're running if you feel out of breath, you have a cramp, you're suffering from nausea, or something hurts a lot more than it should, for example. It's always important to listen to your body, slow it down, and take stock if something doesn't f
How to Prevent Inflammation From Holding You Back
You don't have to be a runner for long to discover that inflammation is part and parcel of your favorite form of fitness. Inflammation is a natural healing response, and when you put the kind of stress on your body that running demands, it should come as no surprise that inflammation results. When your muscles ache, yo
What Is Your Ideal Racing Weight?
You don't have to be running for very long before you start to realize the impact weight has on your performance. This is especially apparent for those who turn to running as a way to shed excess body weight. It's not just that your body is being conditioned through a running regimen; when extra pounds start to fall aw