Winter is a fabulous time to start a running training program. It’s a great time to build your running base and develop your fitness fundamentals including strength and flexibility. Whether you’re training for a spring half marathon, or learning to run for the very first time, use these tips and tools to get started on […]
Plateaus are often part of the process when it comes to a fitness training routine. Sometimes it’s the body hitting a strength plateau, getting stuck in the middle of a weight loss goal, or not being able to break through a distance or time barrier on a run. The human body has an amazing way […]
This 5K training schedule will get you ready to take control of your preparation to level up your 5K performance. While you can never guarantee hitting your next personal record, you’ll want to check out these techniques. From your training schedule to pre-race nutrition, preparation is the difference between a pretty good run and leading […]
Q: I have my first race coming up. Do you have any tips on what to do the night before a 5K race? -MacKenzie That’s exciting! You are wise to ask this question ahead of time as it pays to be organized and ready to go before the race nerves start to kick in. Here […]
Burn an average of 800 calories an hour rowing! Rowing is a full-body cardio and strength workout. Learn how to master proper rowing form to get maximum benefit.
As a runner, I used to dread my off-days. I know running every day isn’t good over the long term. So once or twice a week, I’ll hop on an elliptical machine to supplement my running workouts. One of the reasons running appeals to me is that it has very concrete measurements that I’m familiar […]
How to use a heart rate monitor to get push your fitness to new levels. Get the exact lactate threshold workouts personal trainers use.
Work out smarter! How to use a heart rate monitor to determine your base heart rate. Take the max heart rate test and build personalized workouts.
Resistance bands are portable and easy to store, making them ideal for home and travel workouts. Build strength with these 3 workouts (includes videos).
While the words functional training might bring to mind images of buff young athletes performing muscle-ups and throwing around heavy weight, many of the functional movements included in functional movement type workouts are a fantastic way for home gym athletes to increase range of motion, power, and strength without lifting heavy weights and completing complicated movements. […]
5 Loaded Carry Strength Exercises Next up in my “Exercises You Should Be Doing” series is the Loaded Carry. While this may be one of the simpler looking exercises you may ever do, don’t let it fool you into thinking it’s not very effective. When done right, this “simple” exercise can be a game-changer for those […]
In this 2 minute video, Running Coach Jenny Hadfield breaks down her super practical approach to assessing and improving running form.
How to do this little-known ab exercise that is way more effective than crunches, planks and sit-ups at building core strength and stability.
Train Smarter — Know Your Watts For anyone who has played around with the display functions on various pieces of cardio equipment, they’ve undoubtedly found use in knowing such bits of information as time, distance, calories burned, incline, pace, etc. But there’s one feature that most people tend to skip past when it comes to […]
How To Do Every Weight-Lifting Exercise Under The Sun Check out the website MuscleWiki — you’ll be blown away by the detailed, step-by-step instructions (with videos) for how to do a multitude of weight-lifting exercises like squats, dead lifts, barbell rows, bench press and more. Use their handy, interactive muscle map to chose the muscles […]