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6 workout shortcuts to keep you sane this Christmas

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
Remember: doing something, fitness-wise, is better than doing nothing.

Amid the chaos of parties, family and overindulgence it's easy to lose your way in the festive season. The good news is you’re not alone. Many of us struggle to maintain our training and activity through the busy holidays. The better news is there are several shortcuts that will bridge the ... 

Set yourself a running advent challenge

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Community
Need a leg up this Christmas? Set yourself an advent challenge and utilise the wealth of great support online to achieve your fitness goals.

From chocolate advent calendars to family get-togethers and successive nights on the town, the countdown to Christmas has always been exciting. But what if you used the days so often laden with stodgy dinners and boozy excess to set yourself a fitness challenge? There are lots of great ways to ... 

Breathe your way to better running

By Sam Murphy on in Health
Take a deep breath and improve your performance with a handy piece of equipment...

There's one muscle group you may be neglecting in training – your inspiratory muscles, which you use to breathe in.  The primary inspiratory muscles are the diaphragm and the intercostals, which lie between the ribs. These muscles also play a role in core stability, says a new study. Runners who ... 

Sign up to the RW spring marathon newsletter

By on in Training
Get your free weekly training plan delivered to your inbox every week.

Returning for another year, our spring marathon newsletter is back and better than ever. Offering weekly training plans for sub 3, sub 3:30, sub 4, sub 4:30 and 5+ hours marathon times, whatever your target time we have you covered. Not only that, we will include all the nutritional, recovery ... 

Is grazing good for runners?

By K. Aleisha Fetters on in Health
Eating throughout the day fuels your body. But if you're watching your weight, snacking late at night could have an adverse affect.

How many runners only eat just three meals a day? It’s more like breakfast, lunch, pre-workout, post-workout, and dinner - with possibly a few snacks sprinkled in between. After all, eating mini-meals throughout the day keeps you fueled for your workouts and stabilises your blood sugar levels. But, new research published in the ... 

Strength training and hormones

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
To put on muscle, do you need a post-workout hormone surge?

I spent some time over the weekend at this year’s RCCSSC Train Smarter conference in Toronto, which once again had a great line up of speakers. The highlights from the sessions I was able to attend were Joe Baker on talent development and identification, Mike Young on cutting-edge techniques for high-performance ...  Continue reading

Runner's World Christmas gift guide: Women

By Georgia Scarr on in Gear
Inspire the run-loving women in your life with these fitness-focused gifts.

Let her cast aside those flimsy sweatpants this winter by popping ZAAZEE’s Zara capris under the tree. Their stretchy SUPPLEX® fabric offers a flattering fit and is luxuriously thick to avoid the curse of the see-through legging, while their wide waistband sits comfortably on the hips without any hint of ... 

Runner's World Christmas gift guide: Men

By Georgia Scarr on in Gear
Struggling to find a suitable present for the running chap in your life? Check out these ideas.

Running gents will be ever grateful for these compression tights in cold weather training: the wind-proof front panels and temperature-regulation fabric ensure a comfortable heat balance. CW-X’s Support Web™ technology also claims to improve alignment and aid the running motion, as well as increase circulation. Warm legs with CW-X’s promise ... 

How to prevent IT band syndrome

By Jenny Hadfield on in Health
These simple exercises will improve your hip strength and help you avoid this common running injury.

If you’re looking for specific exercises to prevent IT band syndrome, here are a couple of moves you can easily add to your routine. The first one is perfect for days when you have limited time. The second has been shown in research to be one of the most effective exercises for ...  ... 

The beginner's guide to multi-stage racing

By Susan Paul on in Events
How you perform over a race weekend starts with how you train.

Multiple event races have become quite popular and provide a unique training challenge. Training properly beforehand is very important, as is formulating a good post-run recovery routine to help you stay fresh for each event.  Keep in mind that multiple event races generally mean a moderate paced effort rather than an ... 

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