?"It's time to face the cryptic 'cross-training' references on my marathon schedule. What should I do? There's so much choice! Whenever I run more than about 14 miles my upper body gets tired, so I know I need to develop my core strength, but what's the best
Bent-Over RowRest your left knee and arm on a bench, bend your right elbow and lift a dumbbell straight up. Lower. Do 15 reps per arm.
Use a foam roller for post-run recovery? That’s a smart move: this simple tool acts as a deep-tissue massager, working out kinks in overused muscles. But its benefits don’t end there – it can also build strength and stability. The roller has
caused by changes in terrain gives your heart a boost." The discipline also builds lower leg strength. "Your foot mark changes with every step because the ground is uneven and sometimes very unstable, too," says Anderson. "It means lower limbs
Whether you want to run a mile without stopping or train for London, it's best to follow a plan that capitalises on what you do best. If endurance is your thing, find a plan that focuses more on mileage and tempo runs and less on interval training. If speed is on your side, do th...
1. DeadliftsWorks: Your Glutes, hamstrings, hips, quads, backPurpose: The move strengthens your posterior chain – the stride-driving muscles in your hamstrings and glutesHow: Stand with your feet under a barbell, shins almost touching the bar, feet under your hips. Keeping your b...
Can you run? Of course you can. It's a natural activity. But running well requires a blend of endurance, strength, coordination, flexibility and balance. And these are all attributes that a modern lifestyle does its best to compromise. While our
Two 50 per cent runsSet up two markers six to eight metres apart, and perform all drills between the markers (except Pogo Jumps). Take five to 10 seconds' rest at the end of each length. After completing the routine, take a few minutes' rest and repeat once more.Jog from one m...
Runners usually talk about muscles in terms of quads, glutes and hamstrings. Exercise physiologists, on the other hand, talk about muscles in terms of fast-twitch and slow-twitch fibres - which is one of the reasons why physiologists aren't invited to many parties. Most of our 6...
.How long should a long run be? Fortunately, there are some general rules:Time is a better gauge than distance The duration of the long run will vary depending on the athletes age, level of fitness, and the competitive distance theyre training for
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