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Tying Your Shoes

Tying Your Shoes
During your next race, take time to observe how most runners do not tie their running shoes correctly. This will cost valuable time; in a marathon this can be as much five to 10 minutes, or even more, depending on your overall time. Most people tie their shoes in the same manner they were taught as a child. This practice is fine for normal footwear, but tying running shoes like this will lead to early fatigue, thereby adversely affecting your time. To illustrate the point, take a look at the back of your hand. So, how do you properly tie your shoes?

Running music, the best workout songs, and exercise playlists - How To Breathe When Running | Complete Running Network Posted by Mark Iocchelli Filed Under: Our Best Running Articles, Running Tips ‘How to breath properly while running’ is one of the most searched for topics here at Complete Running. This article contains tips and video to show you the correct way to breathe while running. Out of Breath? It’s important to remember that, if you run out of breath, become dizzy or nauseous, it means you are not taking in enough oxygen for the speed you are running. Generally speaking, this means you must either adjust your speed, or the amount of air you take into your lungs. 7 Key Breathing Tips Try slowing down before attempting to change your breathing.Focus on longer, deeper breaths.Breath more from your diaphragm (belly) than your chest (chest breathing is more shallow).Focus on exhaling more fully. Following these tips should make breathing easier, and your runs more enjoyable. Happy running! Videos About Mark Iocchelli

Bootcamp App Exercise Descriptions « Couch to 5K Having trouble remembering the exercises? Don’t worry, with time you’ll know them all by heart, especially if you’re working out regularly. Here is a break down of Bootcamp’s exercises in each of the four categories. My 5 and 2 year old LOVE when we workout together with this app. Download the app now to your iPhone and iPod Touch to get your heart pumping and body moving! Visit for more app details. Like us on Facebook! Please feel free to contact me with any of your questions or suggestions Like this: Like Loading...

4 Great Core Exercises To Help Flatten Your Abs « Don't Eat Dirt Everyone wants flatter abs, and a lot of people try to “spot reduce” by doing ab exercises to try to get them. The problem is, you aren’t going to lose fat from your midsection by doing 1,000 crunches. It’s just not going to happen. What I like to do instead is Core Exercises. 7 Reasons Core Exercises are good for your personal training routine: Core exercises improve your balance and stabilityCore exercises don’t require specialized bulky equipmentCore exercises can help tone your absStronger core muscles make it easier to do almost all other physical activitiesCore exercises can be done at your own paceCore exercises can be done from the comfort of your own homeCore exercises can help you reach plenty of your other fitness goals Now it’s time for the workout. Breathe freely and deeply during each exercise. Click on the exercise name to see a video demonstration of the exercise. Key points – Exhale while raising your body. Place all your focus on the lower abdominal area contracting.

Shin splints treatment - exercise to strengthen the lower legs, prevent, repair and care for shin splints problems. | Sports Injury Bulletin When you decided to get really serious about your training earlier this year, everything went smoothly for several weeks, but one day you felt a dull ache on the inside, lower portion of your shin as you began your workout. The discomfort went away once you had warmed up, so you weren't overly concerned. Unfortunately, the pain returned on the following day - and lasted for a longer portion of your workout. As the days went by, pain was present for the whole training session, as well as your cool-down - and even hung around during your regular daily activities. When you used your fingers to probe the area near the back, inside edge of the lower part of your tibia (the main bone in the lower part of the leg), you felt tenderness but no major swelling, and the pain seemed to centre in the tissues (muscles and tendons) near the tibia, not the tibia itself. ================================================= More information on Shin Splints:All of our articles on shin splints What was wrong? 1.

Gmaps Pedometer Female Body Shapes: Which Are You? Anyone who has ever worked out can tell you that there is not just one exercise program to fit all. If you are like most ladies, I'm sure there are body parts that you would like trim down, and others that you would like to add more size and shape to. With all the conflicting information available to you, are you confused on how to properly workout to meet your body's needs? There is a solution. Identifying your body shape can remove a lot of the guesswork and refine your exercise program to satisfy your needs. Your body shape is a direct result of your genetics, as well as lifestyle. The "V Frame" The "V Frame", also known as the "Cone Shape", lady has shoulders that are two or more inches wider than her hips. Cardio - The stepper is a good form of cardio to burn calories and add thickness to the legs. Resistance Training - To increase leg size, concentrate on quality thigh training. The "H Frame" The "Ruler" The "8 Frame" The "8 Frame", also know as the "Hourglass", is genetically gifted.

Preparing for the Long Run Definition and Purposes of the Long Run For the purposes of this discussion, the distance of a long run is considered to be 10 miles or longer as well as runs that last over 90 minutes. It should be run approximately one minute slower than the pace you plan to run during the marathon or stated another way, one to 1-1/2 minutes per mile slower than your present 10K race pace. The long run is the most important component of marathon training because it teaches the body to both mentally and physically tackle the challenges presented in completing the 26.2-mile event. One must also be accustomed to running for very long periods of time, and the mental toughness that develops from completing long training runs pays off handsome dividends during the actual marathon. The long run also provides an excellent opportunity to experiment with a variety of issues and concerns (e.g., shoes, nutrition, pacing, etc.). Benefits of the Long Run Provides the necessary endurance to complete the marathon. Rest

Our Best Back Workout Yet These back exercises will turn your flip side into the sexy center of attention, plus they'll banish back pain and improve your posture Published: April 12, 2011 A toned back isn't just a must-have accessory when you're rocking a backless dress—it can be one of your body's most valuable assets. "Your back is involved in everything you do, from running to lugging groceries, so strengthening it is crucial to improving fitness and preventing injury," says Lacey Stone, owner of Lacey Stone Fitness in New York City. "It's also the key to better posture, which gives you a confident look no matter what you're wearing." Stone's workout targets your entire upper and lower back, core, hips, and glutes.