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Functional Exercises And Running For Weightloss

Running for Weightloss   It’s no secret that running fitness programs are one of the most commonly-prescribed remedies to excess weight and obesity. Reason for this is because is quite simple- it works. Running for weightloss is a surefire way to get results from fat-loss efforts quickly and, if successfully integrated into one’s lifestyle, permanently. Running & fitness go hand in hand just like Crockett and Tubbs, Starsky and Hutch, Cagney and Lacey, Donnie and… well, you get the picture. Fact is, the human body was designed for running. Blame it on evolution and our the necessity for our ancestors to chase-down (or...

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Peak Training – Reach Peak Performance

Feel the power of peak training   Have you ever dreamt of that illusive feeling of effortlessly moving at high speed? Your legs moving up and down like well-oiled pistons. Your heart beat methodical and rhythmical like that of a grandfather clock. And each breath, a forceful controlled locomotive-like stream of power. Athletes, coaches and sports scientist continually strive to unearth the mystical components necessary for peak performance. Peaking is the ultimate goal of a cyclist's training plan. Nothing beats a day, week, or month where you're one with your bike. You're so physically strong that you often question whether your chain is...

Efficient Running Form

Efficient Running Form

Efficient Running Form   Most experienced runners can tell when other runners are in shape just by watching them run. They look for efficiency, a measure of how much energy is lost by wasteful movements during running. You run with your legs and all of your other movements are used just to balance your body. The main reason you don't fall when you are walking or running is that your brain constructs a "center of gravity", a point around which all movements on one side are balanced by equal movements on the other side. For example, when your right leg goes forward,...

Basic Stretches For Runners

Stretching for Runners   There is some controversy as to when the best time to stretch is. Some people believe that it is good to stretch before a run and after the warm up. Others prefer to stretch after the run and skip their pre-run stretch. Some stretch both times. In a lot of ways, the right time to stretch will depend on your body.   Basic Stretching Guidelines It is important to understand that when improperly done, running can cause rather than prevent injury. However, correct stretching technique can increase range of motion and help decrease the likelihood of getting injured. Here are some...

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Running For Fitness And Better Life

Health Benefits that Running for Fitness can bring Everybody knows about the health benefits that running for fitness can bring- reduced blood pressure, improved stamina, a high metabolism, a leaner, lighter physique, youthful skin, lesser risks of developing cancer and diabetes, better bone density, etc. Adopting and sticking to effective running fitness programs will result in rapid fat loss and improve elasticity of the arteries as a result of increased blood flow. The more elastic our arteries are, the lower our blood pressure will be. Health and fitness running also rids our system of cancer-causing free radicals and give us a more...

How to prevent the injuries

Is running bad for my joints and if so how do I fix it?

No doubt running is a great workout but it is also strenuous. It’s is very important to understand the risks associated with running so that you can take preventive measures and continue to lose weight by running and enjoy other benefits of running. I am going to discuss the possible risks related to running and some tips on how to prevent them. How running affects the joints? When you run, you put a lot of stress on your joints. With your every stride, the joints are compressed. Due to the wrong form or overuse, the joints can get inflamed and can also...

Road Running Vs. Treadmill running

Road Running Vs. Treadmill running

Which is Better Road Running or Treadmill Running?   In this long standing debate of Treadmill vs. Running outside, there are no clear cut answers. Some people prefer treadmills and others prefer outside running. Here we will analyze the pros and cons of both and factor in a variety of perspectives.   Treadmill Running There are lots of people who love treadmill running. They love it for the fact that treadmills are safe and comfortable. When running outside, you have to be careful about the area you are covering. With treadmills, you can run in the safe surroundings of your home or gym. Another important...

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How will running help me lose weight?

Weightloss For Runners   With all the diets and pills we are bombarded with, losing weight seems so complex and expensive these days. But is it really so difficult to lose weight? The truth is you don’t need restrictive diets and dubious pills for losing weight. If your calorie intake is lesser than what you burn, you will lose weight. Running is considered to be the best cardiovascular exercise. One of the benefits of running is that it helps us burn a lot of calories. Thus the combination of running and a balanced diet is a sure-fire way to lose weight.   Why choose running...

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How much Cycling Training Hours is needed?

Cycling Training Hours   The cycling training hours required for cycling can make for mythical and exaggerated anecdotes. Often I have found myself surrounded by groups of cyclist who throw around astronomical number of hours they train. If they aren't tossing around sufficiently high enough numbers they are unquestionably whining about the lack of hours they're training. Excuses as to why their performance is suffering is focused solely on their cycling training hours. They're either training to little or too much. Why have cyclist's become obsessed with their training hours? The most prevalent reason would be because past champions have demonstrated a link between training...

criterium training

Criterium Training and Time Trial Training

Criterium Training   Attack! Accelerate! Move rapidly and forcefully through multiple corners. Keep your line, repeat and sprint hard. This is Criterium racing! A criterium is not a road race. It's short, contains a number of laps, and the averages speed and intensity is appreciably greater.   How to Win a Criterium race To perform at your best in a crit you need to have a solid base of aerobic conditioning. It is a battleground for the fast and the furious. You need to have explosive short-term repeatable power. This is a painful event! You must be tactically and technically astute and be willing to take...