If you think you don’t have time to do a strength training for runners work out, try this four-minute full body Tabata-style workout as part of your warm-up before your next run.
Learn why calorie counting, calorie burned numbers on your tracker and calorie needs calculators aren’t always accurate. If you’re pulling out your hair counting calories but not seeing the results you desire, it may be time to simplify your tracking and fine-tune your next steps based on outcome.
Five important lessons I learned from my own fitness instructors, trainers and coaches over the years. These fitness professionals opened my mind to new ideas and concepts that eventually changed my life for the better. Sometimes the simplest changes or mindset shifts can make the biggest impact.
Fartlek is not just a funny word. It’s Swedish for Speed Play. It’s running sprints like you did as a kid to catch up with your friends or to prove you can make it to the field first. It’s like a dog chasing a squirrel then stopping to smell the fire hydrant. It’s unstructured paces and distances based on feel. Learn to run faster by having fun with speed.
You already suspected your desk job was ruining your life (kidding!), now it’s ruining your running too? Sitting can cause all kinds of muscle imbalances and poor recruitment patterns from tight muscles, weak and underused muscles and poor posture. Learn how to counteract the ill effects of sitting on your running performance with foam rolling, stretching, strength training and stress management.
Does your ego dictate your pace? Running to impress your friends, social media followers or your own ego can lead to stress, burnout and injury. Learn to run according to your goals and abilities so that next time you hit the streets for a run, you can leave your ego at the front door.
Forget doing 100 crunches a day, runners to need to build core strength and stability in all planes of motion.Try this challenging six-moves plank circuit for runners before your next run. How many times can you complete it with perfect form?
Healthy eating doesn’t have to be hard or expensive. Get back to the basics to discover how eating healthy can be easy and budget-friendly.
What kind of runner are you? We runners come in all shapes, ages and backgrounds. Our running preferences are as diverse as our shoe sizes. Some of us love the open air freedom of a trail run to clear our heads, while other prefer to run by the numbers on the local track. Whatever your running preferences are, the tie that binds us is the pull to the pavement…or the trail…or the track.
Enjoy the benefits of strength training for runners with these short and efficient workouts. Work them in your schedule before an easy run as part of a warm up or repeat in a circuit style for a full body workout on a non-running day. Run stronger, faster with reduced chance of injury.