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5 Tips To Help Your Body Cope With A Sports Injury

It’s no secret that I’ve had multiple sports injuries; it comes with being a trail runner. Anything from a stress fractured ankle to plantar fasciitis, and the common shin splints. I’ve dealt with just about everything. With us getting into the middle of the running season, and pre-season for many other sports, I figured I’d write some tips to cope…

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What You Don’t Know About Pre-Workout Supplements

The number one reason anyone takes a pre-workout supplement is that they like what the supplement is claiming to do. To help you get the most out of the time you’re spending in the gym, or the most out of your run, by increasing your energy levels, muscle power, and endurance during your workout, but have you ever looked to see…

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The Benefits of Foam Rolling

When it comes to how you feel post-run, do you feel okay? No real aches or pains, or at least none that are limiting your running? A question I see commonly asked is, “if I’m feeling good, why should I use a foam roller?” The benefits of foam rolling have to do with the mobility of the fascia, and here’s…

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When Training Gets Tough

Can I be completely honest with you? This year has been awful training wise so far. I’ve been dealing with injuries back-to-back, and it’s not because I’ve been over-training… when I’ve been able to do so. I’ve logged fewer miles this running season than I did at this point last year, and I feel stronger than last year. I’ve spent close to…

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What is a Negative Split and How to Improve it

A common problem every runner works on improving when training for a race is learning the art of the negative split. After all, it’s only human nature to want to run as hard as you can for as long as you can. But if your goal is to finish strong, or at all, then it’s better to ease your way…

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What You Need to Know About Pre-Workout Supplements

One thing that many wonder about when they start getting serious about their training, it’s supplements. Pre-workout, post-workout, metabolism boosters, lean muscle builders, etc., etc., etc. It can quickly become overwhelming, and although I don’t use supplements to help with training, I thought I’d clarify some of the misinformation out there about them to help you decide if they’re right…

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Guest Post : Choosing the Right Gear For Runners

Back at it again with another guest post. This one has been in the works for a while, but it’s been worth it. Buying the right gear no matter your choice of exercise is important, but today we’re focusing on runners. If you’re wearing the improper clothes and/or shoes, a lot of things can happen. Chafing, blisters, and with improper shoes,…

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Guest Post : How Stress Affects Our Body and How to Reduce It

“Stress is not a state of mind… It’s measurable and dangerous, and humans can’t seem to find their off-switch”, says a neurobiologist, Robert Sapolsky in Stress: Portrait of a Killer – a documentary produced by Stanford University and National Geographic eight years ago. Little has changed since – stress is still known as a silent killer since it is linked…

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Easy Signs Your Running Form is Off

A common mistake made by newbies and the elite veterans is running with improper form. Even if you’re currently running with bad form you may not experience any problems yet, but eventually they’ll start popping up one after the other. Here are some quick and easy signs your running form is off.

HIIT For Beginners

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is the second most popular fitness trend in the world. If you’re just starting out, then more than likely the more causal-paced interval training you’re doing is fartlek. For example, sprint as fast as you can for as long as you can, rest, run, then walk. HIIT is more advanced because you get more specific, such as…

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