Easy strength training for endurance runners

Every runner will tell you they just love getting out and running. Most hate the treadmill, most would rather avoid the gym. But if you really want to perform, building strength work into your week is important to build your core, improve posture and help avoid injury.  This is a great article that gives some exercises you could do at home. ...

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Injury Prevention
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Injury Prevention

Remaining injury-free shouldn’t be rocket science, says Dr Jason Karp Around 50% of runners deal with at least one injury a year, but there isn’t a good reason why this figure should be so high. The main reason is that runners don’t train intelligently or they follow programmes that are not designed properly. Simply, injuries happen because the physical stress from running is too much for the body to handle at that time. The human...

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Independent reviews on Running Shoes

James recently recommended a review website with some great reviews on running shoes. The site is runrepeat.com which has over 100,ooo independent runners reviews on over 1000 running shoes. Pricing is irrelevant as it’s a US website, but a good read if you’re debating on your next...

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7 Tips for Beginning Runners

I know, this isn’t a fun beauty/makeup/nail polish related topic, but it is about something very near and dear to my heart. Running! I have never been the athletic type. I am short… like 5 feet tall short, and not super skinny (or even just regular skinny). I’ve had some babies and I like pizza. Starting to jog/run was hard for me! When I finally figured it out and what works for me, I fell in love! After a long winter of half-hearted...

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Glute Strength

Put injuries behind you by working this key—but often neglected—muscle group. For the past decade, coaches, trainers, and physical therapists like me have told runners to “work your core”—the muscles of your torso that support your every move. And so many runners have added crunches and planks that strengthen the abdominals and back to their routines. But these exercises do little for the powerhouse muscles that surround...

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