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Beginners: Mixing up your training routine

By Jeff Galloway on in Training
Mixing up your usual routine with just a few tweaks can make you faster, stronger and more motivated.

Plenty of runners lock into a running routine and rarely change it, and that’s fine – just getting out the door can bestow a sense of accomplishment and boost your mood. But deviating from your standard practice can make you faster and stronger, and stoke your motivation. When you start ... 

Men's Health Week 2015: Jack Green hurdling depression

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Health
GB 400m hurdler Jack Green speaks out about depression.

Men are usually the first to complain if they’ve been struck down with the dreaded man flu, but when it comes to more serious health problems, they're often reluctant to speak up and ask for help. Men’s Health Week, taking place from 15th-21st June, highlights the importance of looking after your ... 

Strong hips and core can help runner's knee

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
New research has found that strengthening the hip and core muscles can help stabilise lower limb movements, which can aid the healing of patellofemoral pain (runner's knee).

Runner's knee (patellofemoral pain) is up there with the most common running injuries, and we all know too well that nothing stings quite like having to cut back on running due to pain. Luckily, runner's knee pain can be reduced by boosting hip and core strength, according to a new ... 

Katie Nolan tries the Beer Mile

By on in Events
Fox Sports 1 reporter Katie Nolan attempted to do her first beer mile...

Watch Fox Sports 1 reporter Katie Nolan take on the beer mile in spectacular style.  Continue reading

Running can help with major clinical depression

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
Regular aerobic exercise in conjunction with antidepressants can help improve symptoms of major clinical depression, study finds.

Regular runs can boost your mental health as well as your physical fitness, according the results of a new study which found that clinically depressed patients who undertook aerobic exercise twice a week in addition to taking antidepressants showed a greater reduction in symptoms than those who solely took medication. The ... 

It's okay to be a lightweight

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
New research suggests that any weight builds muscle, as long as you lift to failure.

After many years of running, working with several very different coaches, I eventually concluded that the precise details of an interval workout — the exact number of reps, distance, recovery time, and so on — don't really matter. As long as you're doing a reasonable workout, what really matters is ... 

Train like an Olympian: Endurance

By Jo Pavey on in Training
Prep your muscles for longer distance runs with European 10,000m champion Jo Pavey’s endurance workout.

The key to building muscular endurance is to use weights that are light enough to allow you to carry out multiple repetitions at below your maximum effort level. The aim is to improve the ability of your muscles to work over a period of time rather than bulk up. You ... 

Can you run without relying on sugar?

By Susan Paul on in Health
How to keep training through the summer using alternative nutrition choices.

As you build mileage and run longer than 90 minutes, nutritional supplements and electrolytes become important in order to keep going. Energy for muscle contraction comes from stored carbohydrate, known as glycogen, and electrolytes are necessary to keep the body functioning normally. Sports drinks and run nutrition products assist running performance by limiting dehydration, ... 

Do we really need scheduled rest days?

By William O Roberts, MD on in Training
Are regular rest days a necessity or is it OK to take a break when we feel the need? Dr Roberts investigates.

Should we schedule rest days into our training week or is it OK to simply stop when we feel like it? It depends on your goals. I exercise for my general health and I try to exercise most days of the week. Sometimes work, family and personal conflicts steal a day ... 

Colin Jackson says 'pants to prostate cancer' at Cardiff 5K this Father’s Day

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Olympic champ Colin Jackson will be donning y-fronts on Father's Day to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK.

On Sunday 21st June, Olympian Colin Jackson is urging Welsh dads to sign up to Go Dad Run, a 5K charity run. Each year over 40,000 men in the UK are diagnosed with prostate cancer. One in eight men in the UK will develop the disease, which rises to one in ... 

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