Achieving Your PR

The Ultimate Treadmill Circuit

The Ultimate Treadmill Circuit Training Workout (That You Can Do At Home!)

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October 10th, 2018

Adding a treadmill into your circuit style workouts provides a convenient option that can improve the quality of your training. Including a treadmill in your training program provides a greater range of options to make running more convenient, to increase the level of feedback you receive so that you can push harder during tough workouts, and […]

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Upgrading to a Plank Tap for a Stronger Core

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December 26th, 2017

Have you become bored with regular old planks or find them to be a little too easy?  Then the Plank Tap – or Pledge Plank – might be just what you’re looking for.  By adding a little movement to your planks you’ll not only find them to be a little less dull, but you’ll notice […]

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Beat The Winter Blues & Stay Motivated With These 7 Tips

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November 29th, 2017

Sticking to your fitness routine and staying motivated over the winter months can be a huge challenge if you’re suffering from the winter blues.  The weather is colder, the days feel shorter, and there can be some holiday stress. Then the excuses begin to set in and before you know it, a few days off […]

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Embrace the Burpee!

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November 14th, 2017

Whether you love them or hate them, burpees will add a challenge to any fitness routine!  Interestingly enough, burpees have been around since the late 1930’s when Royal H. Burpee (no kidding!) invented the first version as part of a fitness test. The original version was what we would consider a “basic” burpee today…. Squat […]

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Tips for Good Running Technique

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October 24th, 2017

Runners come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s no surprise that “proper” running technique can be a tough thing to pin down.  If you constantly hurt after a run, chances are you have a flaw in your running form that you’ll want to clean-up.  If you’re struggling to improve your time for a particular […]

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Strength Training to Boost Your Miles

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October 6th, 2017

Whether you’re a recreational runner who puts in a handful of miles each week, or a competitive runner who covers some serious distance, chances are you want to become a better runner. You may want to improve your time, increase your distance, run more efficiently, or simply stay injury-free. But if you really want to […]

What is the Best Time to Exercise

Best Time to Exercise to Maximize Results

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August 16th, 2017

I’m often asked what is the best time to exercise.  My short answer is that it boils down to what works best for each individual when they take into account schedules, energy levels, and motivation. While some people feel stronger and more energetic first thing in the morning, others find that later in the day […]

Best Muscle Recovery Foods for Post Workout Regeneration Meals

Muscle Recovery Foods for Post Workout Meals

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August 7th, 2017

Here is a great summary of some of the best muscle recovery foods when you’re feeling rundown following a tough workout.  You could recover more quickly after tough workouts, with improved post-workout nutrition.  Taking advantage of the best muscle recovery foods and timing around your workouts can go a long way when it comes to […]

Mix Up Your Reps & Weights For Better Gains

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July 27th, 2017

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 […]

5K Training Tactics to Schedule to Crush Your PR

5K Training Tactics to Schedule to Crush Your Personal Record

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July 24th, 2017

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 […]

Knee Strengthening Exercises

4 Exercises for Knee Strengthening

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July 13th, 2017

Chances are, if you’re a regular exerciser you’ll suffer from the occasional ache and pain. And knee problems are right up there when it comes to those who experience some type of exercise-induced pain. If you’re one to suffer from occasional knee pain that comes out of nowhere and throws a wrench into your fitness […]

What To Do The Night Before A 5K Race

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June 2nd, 2017

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 […]