June 13, 2015
Competitor.com published a piece titled The 11 Best Protein Sources for Runners, and protein powders scored two of the top slots. This article cited the benefits of soy and whey protein mixes specifically for people who enjoy running regularly. What makes these options so beneficial after hitting the local trails? Protein Powder Benefits First and foremost, studies have found that consuming protein post-workout can help your muscles heal at a faster rate. This is especially important for runners as you rely on your thighs and calves working as best they can to support your body as you travel through...
May 19, 2015
When it comes to running, a number of fitness enthusiasts are choosing to hit the trails while leaving their shoes at home (or by donning barefoot-style shoes). While some health experts suggest that there are several benefits to running without wearing traditional athletic shoes, choosing this option also apparently puts you at risk of various injuries. Let’s discuss some of the most common ones now, as well as how to avoid them. Injury #1: Bone Marrow Edema A study published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise found that participants that ran in barefoot-style shoes had a greater...
February 07, 2014
Individuals can cultivate endurance by using a range of methods that yield very specific performance and physiological reactions. When developing a training plan, the individual must decide the kind of endurance that the plan will target, because systems of increasing endurance are enormously different in their application and physiological outcomes. Interval training encompasses the repetitive performance of short to long spells of exercise usually executed at or above the lactate threshold, or at the maximal lactate steady state, combined with stages of low-intensity exercise or complete rest. While interval training was first made popular in the 1950s and is certainly...
April 16, 2012
Running is one of the best exercises for burning fat. On average it burns more calories per minute than any other cardio exercise with running, the heavier you weigh the more calories you burn! For the average Joe running at 5 mph (12 miles per minute) you will burn 472 kcal per hour. When running try finding different surfaces and inclines. Uphill running is one of the best methods we can use to burn fat faster. Hill running helps develop strong stamina whilst building leg muscles fast, helping you gain more muscle you and burn more calories. Hill running is...