Year's resolutions is by no means uncommon. Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire conducted a year-long study of 3,000 people and discovered that less than 30 per cent managed to stick to goals of losing weight or improving their fitness
be. My other problems: Im overweight by about a stone and a half; and step aerobics and evening classes take up a lot of my time.A Obviously, losing weight will be a help in being able to run faster. You will have to keep a strict watch on your diet
It's a common enough problem: you resolve to follow your run with some strength exercises or flexibility training, but you're too worn out after running..."I am about to re-embark on a weight-loss running plan. I keep reading that cross
down, without the core strength to control your movement, your quads and knee joints bear the extra pounding of your body weight, which can lead to fatigue, pain and even injury. 4. Endurance As you're nearing the end of a race, a solid core helps
of this as an internal weight belt that wraps around your torso providing support and stability. Rectus Abdominis Your "abs" are primarily responsible for flexing and curling your torso as well as providing core support and will give you that rippling 'six-pack' effect
and preventing injuries.But it can be hard to run well when you're recovering from a weights workout. Plus, squeezing running into your schedule can be tough enough as it is. And you probably don't want to join a gym; after all, one of the reasons you're a runner
In the past you'd have been hard-pressed to find elite runners paying attention to their abs. Today, it's practically mandatory. "It's so important. The stronger the core, the more likely you are to hold your form and less likely to get injured," explains marathon world record ho...
your body weight supported on the forearm and the side of the right foot, extend your left arm above your shoulder. Hold this position for 10 to 30 seconds. Switch sides and repeat. Get It Right Keep your hips up; don't let them
, because running – especially quicker-paced running – is one of the best ways to fire up your metabolism (and keep it fired up). But to get maximal metabolic boost, you need to add weight training. Tweak your running sessions as well, and try to train twice
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. That's the motto many runners follow when it comes to their diets – and for good reason, since the wrong pre-workout meal can turn a run into one long pit stop. But eating the s...
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