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Different Breathing Techniques For Different Physical Activities

Posted on 2017-04-03

All humans breathe. But do we do it well? Since breathing is normally a subconscious activity, many people are not aware of the many different breathing techniques available for the proving. However, breathing is an important fundamental tool for any runner or athlete. Here are 8 different techniques to add to your arsenal. If you’re reading this article right now, you have probably already mastered Eupnea. Eupnea is simply normal, good, unlabored breathing. (read more)

X22i Incline Trainer Review By An NordicTrack Brand Ambassador

Posted on 2017-03-31

“Hey guys, I’m Grace. I’m a NordicTrack ambassador and youtuber and today we’re going to be reviewing the NordicTrack X22i Incline Trainer. I’m pumped to talk to you guys about this today because it’s basically what I use every single day. When you go to a gym you can only go up to about ten percent or fifteen percent incline, but with this one it takes you all the way up to forty percent. (read more)

Fairweather Runner No More! Here Is Your New Winter Treadmill Running Regimen

Posted on 2017-03-30

It’s not always sunny, it’s not always warm. The roads aren’t always free of snow or puddles and sometimes the wind gives you a lot more resistance than you were hoping for. From the professional or competitive athlete to the casual jogger, training in any weather can serve as either a friend or a foe. There are runners that ignore the weather and run whenever they can — rain or shine, sleet or snow. (read more)

Using Plyometrics For Better Race Day Performance

Posted on 2017-03-27

In the 1970’s Olympics Fred Wilt observed the Soviet exercise practices, and he found that they were jumping—a lot. He was witnessing the practice of programs developed by Russian scientist Yuri Verhoshansky. Wilt believed this practice of rapid-fire jumping led to Russia’s success in many running events that year. Later, Wilt teamed up with Russian trainer Michael Yessis to further develop and promote the practice, which he coined as “plyometrics” (more + measurement). (read more)

Is Your Treadmill Running Focused On Endurance Or Speed?

Posted on 2017-03-23

Runners come in all different shapes and sizes and their muscle fiber does too. On average, humans have roughly 50 percent endurance muscle fibers and 50 percent explosive muscle fibers. The actual distribution varies significantly within each individual. Some may have a 60⁄40 endurance to explosive muscle fiber ratio, while others may have a 40⁄60. This distribution can make a significant difference in the performance of each runner, predisposing one runner for speed and another runner for endurance. (read more)

Upping Your Running Game With Periodization

Posted on 2017-03-20

Periodization sounds complicated - it’s not. It’s really just a fancy word for dividing up a training program. Periodization is the well respected and amply tested practice of dividing exercise training into phases. It developed as a response to Hans Seyle’s research which showed too much exercise at the wrong times leads to distress and complete exhaustion. He noticed that staggering exercise periods could keep the body safe while still pushing the limits. (read more)