Cross Training for Injured Athletes

Cross Training

When an injury throws a wrench in your training plans you may find yourself feeling helpless as you watch your hard-earned fitness slowly fade away.

However, depending on the type of injury you are experiencing there are multiple cross training routines available that can help you maintain fitness while you wait to be cleared to run.

Although many runners find cross training to be boring, getting in an alternative workout session is not only good for the body, but good for ...

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How to Train for a Triathlon

Training for a Triathlon

Triathlons are considered by many to be the ultimate showcase of speed, endurance, strength, and athleticism, so it is of no surprise that more and more people are competing in triathlons each year. However, knowing how to train for a triathlon can be tough, as most people are only proficient in one or two of the three sports. Besides upping the ante in swimming, biking, and running, potential triathletes must practice efficient fueling and transitions in order ...

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Best Foods for Hydration

Best Foods For Hydration

Not a fan of continually drinking water and tea? The good news is that many foods promote hydration and can be used to supplement your water intake. While you still have to drink water, with these foods you can drink less and hydrate more! Here are some of the best foods for hydration.

Watermelon
According to a recent study conducted by the University of Aberdeen Medical School, certain foods are more hydrating than water. Not surprisingly, watermelon was ...

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DOs and DONTs for the Beginning Runner

Advice for the Beginning Runner

To an outsider, the running community can appear quirky at best and cultish at worst. Let’s just say that when legions of people wake up during the pre-dawn hours just to don spandex, look like they are in incredible amounts of pain for extended periods of time, and do so only to receive a free bagel and an orange at the finish line, well … maybe the misconceived perception of runners is understandable. As a beginning ...

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Importance of Core Exercises for Runners

Core Exercises for Runners

If you have ever spectated a marathon from start to finish, you are likely aware of the carnage that takes place the last 6 or so miles. Runners that began the race with pep in their step and upright form often finish dragging their legs and looking hunched over. However, the runners who win marathons typically have the same form from start to finish, and are even able to run blazing splits during that last quarter mile. ...

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DOs and DONTs of Running Shoes

Running Shoes Advice

Running shoes are the biggest investment a runner can make into his or her training and wellness, so taking care of shoes should be a top priority. Understanding the basics of shoe ownership and care can not only extend the life of your shoes, but also keep your feet happy and healthy. Listed below are a number of DOs and DON’Ts for protecting your shoes and feet.

DO – Experiment with sizes. Everyone’s feet react differently while running. For ...

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Alternative Sports Drinks

Alternative Sports Drinks From Nature

Finding the proper electrolyte replacing alternative sports drinks can be a hassle, especially for people who prefer drinking beverages that are considered more “natural,” or people who have sensitive stomachs. A number of commercially available drinks contain food dyes, hydrogenated or brominated oils, artificial sweeteners, and corn derived ingredients. If you have ever wondered what sports drinks contain that can’t already be found in nature, here is a handy guide for purchasing alternative sports drinks that ...

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10 Tips To Improve Your Running Form

Improve Your Running Form

Want to start running more efficiently and improve your running form but unsure where to start? Fixing your form can be tough, especially if you do not have access to a coach or someone who can provide constant feedback. There are a number of ways to naturally improve your running form by yourself, without needing access to world class facilities or people. Listed below are ten things you can do during a week to fix your form ...

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Reasons to Tri

Reasons to Participate in a Triathlon

Thinking about attempting your first triathlon but unsure whether it will be right for you? Listed below are a few reasons you should give the triathlon a chance.

Improved fitness
Variety is the spice of life and performing the same exercise day in and day out can keep your body from developing all the systems necessary for optimal health and fitness. When training for a triathlon you will develop strength, stamina, and speed that you ...

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Signs You Need a Day Off

Do You Need a Day Off?

Many injuries can be prevented when runners simply listen to their bodies and take a day off if necessary. Even though it can be excruciating to take a day off when it may not seem entirely necessary, the mental anguish of being laid up from running is far worse. Thinking about taking a day off but need an extra push to be sure you’re making the right decision? Listed below are reasons a rest day ...

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