Author Archives: Julie King

How to Succeed in Trail Running

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Many more runners hit the pavement, beach, track or treadmill than the trail, and yet trail running is increasing in popularity, with more than 6 million trail runners in the United States alone in 2012, the most recent year for records. Trail running is somewhat limited by one’s nearby scenery, as it typically takes place on hiking trails, often located in the mountains. Runners appreciate the softer terrain, the gorgeous landscape and the connection with nature.

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Incorporating an Air Bike into Your Training

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Seeking some variety to your workouts? Check out the classic Schwinn Airdyne Pro – which has provided efficient, effective workouts for decades, and which was recently refined for even greater intensity and results. This legendary air bike has something to offer everyone – from beginners or those rehabbing who prefer an easier routine, to athletes and CrossFitters who are regularly pushing their limits. » Read Full Story

How To Recover From a Race

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For runners who like to compete in races, a lot of attention is typically spent on training, gear and race selection, with less thought – if any – to race recovery. Every race, no matter the distance, requires adequate recovery to help minimize overtraining, injuries and burnout, as well as to keep you performing well in future competitions. As quoted in Runner’s World, Corey Hart, a physiologist and doctoral candidate at the University of Utah’s Vascular Research Lab, “What you do to recover after a race plays a big role in how you will perform at the next one.”

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Maximizing Your Potential in Masters Running

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Running tends to be challenging when we are young, and it gets even harder when coping with aging muscles and bones. Certainly, there are those that seem to defy aging and continue with impressive running performance over many years, but for most people, getting older makes it much more difficult to achieve the same running results of decades earlier. » Read Full Story

Preventing Common Running Injuries

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The high-impact nature of running can lead to common injuries such as plantar fasciitis, shin splints, iliotibial band syndrome, patellofemoral stress syndrome and piriformis syndrome. These injuries result in running with pain, running less or being sidelined altogether. Some research estimates that as many as 79% of runners will suffer a moderate to severe injury each year. » Read Full Story

Home Exercise Bike Delivers Great Workouts

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Sometimes the home exercise bike can get a bum rap, with people envisioning leisurely pedaling while watching TV or flipping through a magazine. Being seated – particularly on a recumbent bike – may seem to encourage some to go easier, surf the web or read a book while riding. With today’s elliptical machines, treadmills and total-body trainers, the stationary bike appears to have taken a back seat when it comes to cardio options.

 

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Plantar Fasciitis Overview

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Many runners have experienced plantar fasciitis, or know someone who has suffered from this common injury; there are approximately 2-3 million cases per year in the United States. The good news is that plantar fasciitis typically responds well to treatment, and runners and exercisers often can carry on with their routines.  » Read Full Story

10 Effective Beginner Exercises for Home Workouts

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When you don’t have time to get to the gym, or there isn’t a gym convenient to you, home workouts help you get – and stay – in shape. The key to seeing results is to stay consistent, exercising ideally at least 3-5 times weekly for 30-60 minutes. For optimal fitness, you need to incorporate cardio, strength training and flexibility work, either all in one workout or separated among different sessions. » Read Full Story