Looking forward to boosting your performance? Try elevation training masks

Let’s say that you’re going for a quiet jog in the park and suddenly, a fellow runner comes towards you, but you notice something unusual: he is wearing some kind of mask, which really reminds you of the first time you saw Darth Vader in Star Wars. Before thinking about anything else, you should know that he’s actually wearing it to boost his fitness performance and it’s very useful! Specifically, we’re talking about an elevation training mask, which simulates training at higher altitudes, by limiting Read More +

Breathing properly while running – A short guide

Running isn’t just about having a great physical condition and a healthy heart, as there is one more aspect you should be aware of before mastering this type of workout: breathing properly. Ever noticed how, just before you reach the end of a speed interval – for example – your lungs go into overdrive? Most people think pulling in more air would help to maintain the pace, but in fact, it feels very difficult, due to not breathing properly until that moment. And no, it’s Read More +

Maintain a Healthy Heart with Cardio Training

We all know that cardio training can have some great benefits for our health, like managing weight, enhancing the mood, improving immunity, and reducing the risk of developing chronic diseases. Some trainers claim that it can also help you in your attempt to deal with chronic conditions as well! However, a less known advantage is that it can keep your heart healthy! To be more specific, a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate intensity cardiovascular activity – up to five or more times per week Read More +

This is Why Long Runs are Actually the Best Runs

If you’re part of a few running communities – whether they’re online or…offline – you will hear a lot of people talking about high-intensity interval training. Or, shortly, HIIT. This type of training has gained a lot of popularity lately and actually made the long run, considered the staple of runners’ training regiments, fall to the wayside. On the other side, this is easier to understand, since a long running session is pretty difficult to integrate into a schedule, not to mention that some trainers Read More +

The 6 Benefits of Stretching Nobody Told you About

We’ve all been through this…You decided that you want to go for a run, actually went for it and, after the first mile your whole body – legs, especially – is killing you. You know why this is happening? Because you forgot one essential thing that should be done before going for a run: stretching. Ask any trainer you know and you’ll get the same answer about the importance of stretching. Specifically, all of them will say that it’s essential and you should never ignore Read More +

Being Creative With Exercise

It’s tough enough to get Americans to get out there and exercise as their habits keep showing a sedentary lifestyle that has brought obesity to epidemic proportions. There is a way, however, to make your exercise regimen not only exciting but entertaining as well. First of all is to set realistic goals and don’t overdo things. Put the fun exercises at the end of your routine. Things like jumping jacks are good. You get to bounce around and get some cardiovascular work. It will keep Read More +

What’s Your Favorite Calorie Burning Workout?

Just about everyone’s got their favorite way to burn off those excess calories and each way has its own particular benefits. We’ll take a look at these exercise regimens and focus on the positive side. JOGGING The first exercise workout most people think of in regard to burning off calories is jogging. Int he old days people jogged all over the place which is why obesity was so rare in human history. When we grew into a sedentary life and work style during the past Read More +

De-Stress With Exercise

One won’t find an argument here that exercise helps with stress. We see people jogging, bicycling, playing soccer, and other rigorous sports and exercises all over the place. It’s because exercise does wonders for stress and scientists and researchers have been studying the reasons why for decades. Outside of the scientific circles, one can take charge of one’s own stress levels via exercise by choosing whichever exercise regimen that is best enjoyed. It can take a while for you to find just the right exercise Read More +