When exercising, many people engage in a lot of cardio, which is wonderful for keeping your heart rate up and supports a healthy heart. The common misconception about strength training is that it bulks up the muscles in the body. This is, in fact, untrue. So what exactly is strength training and why… Read more »
Of course you love them. They were both there for you when you ran that half marathon last year; it was your first! They were there when you finally accomplished that elusive pace and were able to shave of those stubborn seconds. But it’s time to let go; they are a shell of what once… Read more »
With hotter weather sweeping much of the east coast these past couple weeks, many regular athletes may find themselves laying off the training lately. But the longer the hot weather remains for many, the harder it will be for them to get back into shape. Also, there are plenty of measures you can take to… Read more »
For many new runners, shin splints are commonplace. Characterized with excessive, dull soreness in the general vicinity- as oppose to a sharp, targeted site- shin splints could be debilitating. They are essentially a direct result of increased intensity in activity level, tiring muscles too quickly to properly absorb shock. But there are a plenty of… Read more »
Everyday we engage in physical activity. Any movement involving muscle contraction is classified as physical activity. This includes everything we do throughout the day involving movement from the moment we get out of bed in the morning until we lay down at night. Everything composing your daily routine from housework, gardening, walking and climbing stairs… Read more »
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