," Anderson says. "So keep it steady."The bands let you isolate and work on particular muscle groups. For runners, who often neglect their upper body and core, this means you can balance out your runs with a full-body workout. Try this routine a couple
Most of the attention in cycling is focused on your legs and lungs but strong arms can also play a critical role in on-bike performance.“Having stronger biceps and triceps means your arms will be under less metabolic stress as you ride,” says Dr Inigo San Millan, director of the ...
them, you won't get cold - make time for them in between your warm-up jog and heading to the start line and, as soon as the gun goes, you'll be running comfortably.Arm SwingsYour upper body should remain relaxed while running. Loosen up by swinging your
UAN: Article type:++needs pics++--These stretch more than one muscle group at once including your upper body, an often-neglected area in runners. 1. Downward-facing dogKeep your feet hip-width apart and your hands shoulder-width apart. Keep your
distance for running, whether you're doing a 5K or a marathon," says Minichiello. "Jess does very short speed reps and then 'over reps', where she runs further than the race distance.The short reps with long recoveries prime your body for quick bursts
. 1. Lying hamstring stretch with cord Keep your upper body relaxed and both legs straight as you pull one leg towards you. A variation: lying as before, bend the upper knee in towards your chest. Holding the cord around the foot
. Bend the underneath leg up until the thigh is at 90° to your body and the lower leg at 90° to the thigh. Use the upper arm to stabilise your upper body by placing your hand on the floor. Prop your upper body up on the under arm with a bent elbow. Ensure
?"For years I've not taken a complete day off, apart from two days' bad flu and after a couple of hard races. My days in the gym give my legs a rest as I focus on upper-body strength. My fitness-freak boss says I should have a day of complete rest once a week
lean back to increase the stretch in the front of your thigh. Take care if you have ankle problems, and stay tall in your upper body to avoid compressing your lower back. 2. Bent-leg standing hamstrings stretchBe thoroughly warmed up before you attempt
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