When you build your way up to running, you may think that you'll be giving yourself a considerable advantage not only in toning your muscles and enhancing your fitness level, but also in losing weight. However, that may not necessarily be the case. It's fantastic cardio, certainly, but many runners find that they just don't lose weight the way they'd been expecting, especially when they consider the calorie burn they have been achieving according to their fitness trackers. This can…
Just because you don't have all the resources available to you, it doesn't mean that you won't be able to compete in a triathlon. Sure, you'll need to make sure you have a pool available to you at some point of course, but you can bring yourself up to the point that you'll be ready for it and can train much more infrequently at the pool than you may have thought. The key is to recognize that this is an…
Running is a fantastic exercise and it can be great for you, but it’s not something you can jump into without having built up to it. Sure, when we were kids, it was easy to just break into a run and tear down the street, across a field, or around the baseball diamond. However, once you reach adulthood, it’s not quite that easy. If you want to enjoy the sport and avoid injury, you need to build up to the…
There’s no mystery that running is a fantastic exercise to take on when you want to lose weight or keep up a healthy body weight, but there are a lot of additional benefits of running, as well. The following are some of the top benefits of running on a regular basis, aside from being great for keeping your weight where it should be. It’s fantastic cardio – running is extremely good for your heart. Even slow paced running for five…
You may think that you're doing everything right when it comes to running. You might think that you've asked a lot of questions, researched the answers, and have been sticking to them religiously. However, you may also be surprised to discover that despite all of your good intentions, you're actually holding yourself back. Stretching, for example, is something that has been recommended for most runners and that many runners know is the best thing to do to get things started…
Runners have been using a technique in which they switch their diet from one that is low carb to one that is carb loaded, immediately before a race, in order to provide them with a fat loss and running performance boosting advantage. This has caused many people to wonder if they should be able to do the same thing to shed the extra pounds with exercising and switching their carb consumption habits. So what is the truth behind this practice?…

Awesome Stretches to do After a Run

Written by : CCF 27 March 2015
Many people who run, jog, and walk, know the benefits of warm-ups and/or gentle stretching before heading out the door or hopping onto the treadmill. Not as many people realize that cooling down or gently stretching after exercising is also very important, particularly in certain large muscles such as the hamstrings, as well as for the hip joints and the iliotibial (IT) bands and calves. For the best health of the lower half your body, preventing tightness, injury, and strain,…

Why Sign Up to Participate in a Race?

Written by : CCF 20 March 2015
Regardless of whether you cycle, walk, or run, chances are that the nearest city or town has at least one race available to you every year. The thing is, you might be wondering why you would actually want to take part in that type of event, when you're perfectly happy enjoying your favorite sport on your own or with a friend. After all, they usually require you to pay to participate in a race, and you've been enjoying it for…
Are you trying to figure out how to shorten your best run time without having to add extra miles to the length of your runs? It is possible but it takes the right techniques and some great tips to get you there. Use the following to help you to get your time down in a meaningful way. You’ll shave minutes off your total while still running the same distance: Boost your running efficiency – the majority of runners all fall…