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Why Stair-Climbing is Good For Runners

Posted by: on May, 18 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Matthew Solan If you borrow one element (besides running) from Rocky Balboa’s training regimen, make it stair-climbing. The plyometric motion strengthens the same muscles as lunges and squats, and taxes your lungs and heart as you power to the top. “Stairs force you to work against gravity, and this […]

Should Distance Runners Lift Heavy?

Posted by: on May, 5 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Jeff Gaudette You’ll be surprised how much strength work you should be doing in the gym. In addition to aerobic development, one of the key components to running faster is improving your ability to produce a forceful stride quickly and efficiently. Simply speaking, the more power you can generate […]

VIDEO: Strengthen Your Hips And Core With This Quick Move

Posted by: on April, 22 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com  

VIDEO: 20 Stability Ball Exercises

Posted by: on April, 7 2015

20 STABILITY BALL EXERCISES

Hit The Weights To Build Strength

Posted by: on February, 27 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Jeff Gaudette Learn about the benefits of performing your strength training workouts on the same days as your toughest running workouts. Whether the desired outcome is general fitness, increased explosiveness and stride efficiency or injury prevention, most runners understand the importance of adding strength training to their running schedule. […]

Can I Split Up My Long Run?

Posted by: on February, 18 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Jenny Hadfield How to divide and conquer the long run in one day. I’m training for my fourth marathon and a few half marathons this year. I’ve read about breaking up the long run into two segments in one day, and I wonder if that would work for me. […]

Improve Your Running By Becoming A Better Athlete

Posted by: on February, 18 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Caitlin Chock It’s worth your time as a runner to work on improving your overall athleticism.  The chiseled core of a swimmer. The explosive power of a basketball player. The supple flexibility of a gymnast. The nimble agility of a lacrosse player. While running is typically thought of as […]

The Perfect Running Interval

Posted by: on February, 18 2015

Found on Triathlon.Competitor.com and written by Mackenzie Lobby High-intensity interval sessions are key for boosting fitness. Here’s how to work them into your training. While endurance buffs often revel in long, slow runs, any good training regimen will also include some high-intensity sessions. This often comes in the form of interval training, which can create […]

A Jump Rope Circuit For Runners

Posted by: on February, 12 2015

Found on Competitor.com and written by Ryan Woods Build strength, explosiveness and durability with this simple exercise. Sarah Brown had Olympic aspirations following an All-American track career at the University of Tennessee. Then, Achilles injuries wiped out two of her prime years. Multiple surgeries and extensive rehab followed, leaving her a long way from the […]

5 Cardio Exercises Better Than The Treadmill

Posted by: on February, 6 2015

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Michelle Densmore Picture this: You barely survive a long and brutal work day, followed by traffic that challenges your sense of “Namaste.”  After what seems like every potential obstacle has been placed before you in an effort to derail your plans to get in some cardio, you fend them […]

VIDEO: 4 Exercises To Prevent Shin Splints

Posted by: on January, 22 2015

Protect an injury-prone spot with these simple moves. By Caitlin Carlson You don’t think about your shins until they hurt. And by then, you could be looking at some major downtime. A recent study found that it takes, on average, 71 days to rehab shin splints. Shin splints (the term for pain that occurs on […]

Winners FREE Race Entries: December

Posted by: on December, 20 2014

Winners have been announced for the December drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  We will be giving away tons of FREE entries on the 20th of each […]

Lunch Hour Fit

Posted by: on December, 16 2014

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Jeff Galloway There’s no better way to ward off the afternoon doldrums than going for a lunchtime run. Getting out for as little as 15 minutes invigorates both mind and body—it can reduce stress, stimulate creativity, and activate hormones associated with positive thinking, not to mention help keep you […]

3 Workouts For The Holidays

Posted by: on December, 11 2014

Found on Competitor.com and written by Jenny Hadfield Short, effective interval runs that are treadmill friendly. Do you have any workouts you can recommend for the holiday season? I’m busy as heck, traveling a ton, and will be running on the treadmill through the winter since it is a safest way to get in my […]

Winners of FREE race drawing: October 2015

Posted by: on October, 20 2014

Winners have been announced for the September drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  We will be giving away tons of FREE entries on the 20th of each […]

VIDEO: Squat To Improve Your Run

Posted by: on September, 26 2014

Use these six variations of the classic squat to take your running up a level.

Winners of FREE Race Drawing: September

Posted by: on September, 20 2014

Winners have been announced for the September drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  We will be giving away tons of FREE entries on the 20th of each […]

VIDEO: Get The Coveted “Runner’s Butt”

Posted by: on September, 11 2014

Video found on competitor.com An exercise routine to build those important muscles that power your runs – and help you get a coveted “runner’s butt.”

7 Reasons To Take Off Your Headphones

Posted by: on September, 8 2014

Found on TrainingPeaks.com and written by Dan Cuson Have you ever wondered if listening to music while training is actually helping or hindering your results? Many athletes throw on their headphones and crank up the volume during training. For many, it helps pass the time. After all, not all training is fun. Some also use […]

4 Upper Body Exercises To Help Your Running

Posted by: on September, 5 2014

Found on Competitor.com and written by Jeremy DuVall Avoid neglecting your upper body for better form and improved posture when running. A bulky upper body haunts the dreams of runners nearly as much as a forced mid-race porta-potty stop. Extra weight up top brings visions of slower race times and reduced flexibility, which leads to […]

Winners of FREE Race Entries: August Drawing

Posted by: on August, 20 2014

Winners have been announced for the August drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  We will be giving away tons of FREE entries on the 20th of each month in 2014! […]

10 Things I Want My Daughter To Know About Working Out

Posted by: on August, 11 2014

Found on Wellfesto.com and written by Brynn Harrington Mid-way through a recent group exercise class, the teacher lost me.  She didn’t lose me because of some complicated step sequence or insanely long set of burpees; I mentally checked out because of a few words she kept saying over and over.  “Come on!  Get that body […]

3 Best Core Workouts For Runners

Posted by: on August, 7 2014

Found on Competitor.com and written by Matt Fitzgerald Forget crunches. They’re not specific enough to running. Do these moves instead. There are lots of core exercises out there. Doing any of them is better than doing none of them. But some are definitely better for runners than others. A strong core—that is, strong abdominal and […]

VIDEO: Inspirational Video

Posted by: on August, 1 2014

Get inspired.  Never give in…

Winners of FREE race entries: July Drawing

Posted by: on July, 20 2014

Winners have been announced for the July drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  We will be giving away tons of FREE entries on the 20th of each […]

VIDEO: Beating The Monday Blues Workout

Posted by: on July, 14 2014

Found on Lavamagazine.com   RUN WORKOUT: 10 mins Warm Up 5 x 100m strides with jog back recovery Main set: 3 x 1600m (1 mile) 1/4 mile at 1/2marathon pace 1/4 mile at 10k pace 1/4 mile at 5k pace 1/4 mile all out!!! 3 mins easy jogging in between each one!

Getting Back On The Road To Fitness

Posted by: on July, 14 2014

Found on RunnersWorld.com  Regular exercise is essential if you want to improve your fitness. But vacations, work, or family obligations can derail even the most dedicated runners. When that happens to you, don’t get discouraged by the missed workouts. Simply start up when you can, scale back your pace, and increase your walk breaks. You’ll […]

VIDEO: Treadmill Faceplant

Posted by: on July, 11 2014

Found on Competitor.com Anything can happen during a live interview, including someone unknowingly stepping onto a running treadmill. Can you guess what happens next? You’ll have to watch this video to find out!

8 Hydration Myths Busted

Posted by: on July, 9 2014

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Dimity McDowell At its basic level, hydration is simple. Feel thirsty after a run? Drink something. Heading into an epic meeting? Bring along a water bottle. Despite this simplicity, there’s an ocean of misleading information out there that leaves runners confused. Eight glasses a day, or not? Drink before you’re thirsty, […]

VIDEO: Core Workout With A World Champion

Posted by: on July, 3 2014

Three-time Ironman world champion Craig “Crowie” Alexander shares his core workout.

Winners Of Free Race Entries: April Drawing

Posted by: on April, 21 2014

Winners have been announced for the April drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  We will be giving away tons of FREE entries on the 20th of each […]

Winners Of The Free Race Entries: February 20th Drawing

Posted by: on February, 20 2014

Winners have been announced for the January 20th drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  We will be giving away 20 FREE entries on the 20th of each […]

Runners Stretching For The Lower Back

Posted by: on February, 11 2014

Found on AthletesTreatingAthletes.com Stretching pt 10- Low Back In this post we will be talking about stretches specifically for the low back. This includes the long back extensors (erector spinae), the QL and where the large hip flexor (the psoas) sneaks through to insert on the front of the lumbar spine. The Rules: 1) Stretching […]

Cyclists Honor Fallen Friend In Memorial Ride

Posted by: on February, 5 2014

Found on ABC7.com IRVINE, Calif. (KABC) — Hundreds of bicyclists are honoring their friend the best way they know how. They’re taking part in a memorial ride to remember a man who was killed over the weekend while riding his bike. The ride started at Jax Bicycle Center in Irvine and was slated to end […]

O.C. Cyclist Killed By Drunk Driver

Posted by: on February, 4 2014

Found on BikinginLA.com More bad news from south of the Orange Curtain, as a bike rider lost his life on Santiago Canyon Road. According to the Orange County Coroner’s office, 21-year old Irvine resident Joseph Robinson was riding on southbound Santiago Canyon in Orange around 7 this morning when he was struck by a car […]

Winners Of Free Race Entries: January 20th Drawing

Posted by: on January, 20 2014

Winners have been announced for the January 20th drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  We will be giving away 20 FREE entries on the 20th of each […]

VIDEO: The “Jimmy V” Speach

Posted by: on December, 16 2013

“Don’t Give Up . . . Don’t Ever Give Up!”® Serving as the heartbeat of The V Foundation for Cancer Research, formed by ESPN and Jim in 1993, his words throughout the ESPY speech have never been more meaningful. After being diagnosed with cancer at the young age of 46, Jim dreamed of finding cures […]

Winners Announced: December 15th Drawing

Posted by: on December, 15 2013

Winners have been announced for the December 15th drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  The next drawing will be in 2014.  GO HERE FOR DETAILS!! WINNERS O.C. MARATHON […]

VIDEO: 5 Stretches For After Your Run

Posted by: on December, 13 2013

Video: Runners World. 5 stretches for after your run.

VIDEO: Rise and Shine

Posted by: on December, 13 2013

Mens Fitness Video. Rise and Shine.

VIDEO: Exercises To Help You Finish Stronger

Posted by: on December, 4 2013

From RunnersWorld.com

VIDEO: Dynamic Warm UP Before Your Run

Posted by: on December, 4 2013

From RunnersWorld.com

VIDEO: Get Your Running Arms In Shape

Posted by: on December, 4 2013

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VIDEO: Yoga Moves To Get Strong And Flexible

Posted by: on December, 4 2013

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Measure Your Progress For Any Distance

Posted by: on November, 21 2013

Found on RunnersWorld and written by Bob Cooper Every runner needs a “go-to” workout—an interval session, a goal-pace run, or other key workout to complete more than once during a training cycle. Whether you’re prepping for a race or running to stay fit, doing the same workout regularly lets you measure your progress and compare […]

Winners Announced: November 15th Drawing

Posted by: on November, 15 2013

Winners have been announced for the October 15th drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  The next drawing will be on November 1st.  GO HERE FOR DETAILS!! WINNERS XTERRA […]

No Crunch Ab Workout

Posted by: on November, 13 2013

Found on Men’s Health and written by BY ADAM BORNSTEIN Trap Bar Deadlift Load a trap bar and stand between its handles with your feet hip-width apart. Bend down and grab the handles; this is the starting position. Keeping your lower back naturally arched, drive your heels into the floor and push your hips forward, lifting […]

Video: Cradle Walk

Posted by: on October, 28 2013

Matt Fitzgerald with Competitor.com

WINNERS ANNOUNCED: October 1st Drawing

Posted by: on October, 1 2013

Winners have been announced for the October 1st drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  The next drawing will be on OCTOBER 15th.  GO HERE FOR DETAILS!! WINNERS ROCK […]

4 Best Training Exercises For Runners

Posted by: on September, 20 2013

Written by Linzay Logan for Competitor.com Want to become a stronger, faster, injury-proof runner? Add these four exercises to your training routine! To become the best, most efficient runner you can be, just running isn’t going to be enough. Strength training is one of the single most important non-running aspects of training that can help […]

Workout Tips For Race Week

Posted by: on September, 20 2013

Written by Mario Fraioli for Competitor.com Want to step to the starting line with confidence on race day? Give these sessions a shot in the week leading up to your event! Race week can be summed up as a stressful stretch of days culminating in, at most, a few hours of extreme effort. No big […]

Winners Announced: September 15th Drawing

Posted by: on September, 15 2013

Winners have been announced for the September 15TH drawing.  Racegrader.com provides the Southern California race community the opportunity to win FREE race entries every two weeks.   Our site also offers the best online race calendar, authentic reviews, and exclusive discount codes.  The next drawing will be on OCTOBER 1st.  GO HERE FOR DETAILS!! WINNERS U-T […]

Lateral Wall Run

Posted by: on September, 13 2013

Found on Men’s Fitness  

RaceGrader November Project

Posted by: on September, 12 2013

RaceGrader November Project…  maybe??  

Killer Brick Workout

Posted by: on September, 10 2013

Looking for a way to get your legs ready for the run after jumping off the bike?   Try this brick workout.  It’s good for any distance triathlon.  If you want to truly make it a “killer” throw in a 30 minute swim after you’re done. Killer Brick Workout Warm UP: 10-15 minute spin at […]

3 Must-Do Exercises For Triathletes

Posted by: on August, 22 2013

Found on LavaMagazine and produced by Lava Editors Any athlete or fitness enthusiast knows that no fancy tools or equipment are needed to get a proper full-body workout when cross-training. Simply lifting, pushing and pulling your own body weight is often times just the workout you need. The three most common types of body weight […]

VIDEO: 3 Core Workouts From Elite Runners

Posted by: on August, 22 2013

From RunnersWorld.com A three-exercise routine designed by elite track & field athletes to build core strength and running power.

Funniest Fitness Workout Videos

Posted by: on August, 16 2013

Top 10 Funniest Workout Videos  

Motivational Video

Posted by: on August, 16 2013

You Gotta Have Heart…!  

Strengthen Your Back

Posted by: on August, 16 2013

Keep the muscles along your spine flexible and strong to prevent injuries. By Laurel Leicht Published on RunnersWorld A healthy back is as important to your running as fit legs. “If your back muscles aren’t strong, they’ll tend to fatigue faster, taking energy away from other muscles, and change your stride, which can lead to […]

5 Core Workouts

Posted by: on August, 16 2013

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Susan Paul The Basic Plank– Hold for 30 seconds, relax and repeat. Gradually increase the number of repetitions and the length of time you hold the pose. The Side Plank– Hold for 30 seconds, relax and repeat. Gradually increase repetitions and time. The Superman Pose– Lie face down. Raise […]

Treadmill Workouts

Posted by: on August, 6 2013

Found on RunnersWorld.com and written by Lisa Jhung Whatever your goal, there’s an effective and fun (really!) treadmill workout just for you If Your Goal Is To: Make the Most of 20 Minutes Try This: Warm up at a slow to moderate pace for five minutes, then increase the speed to race pace and hold […]

Strengthen Your Hamstrings

Posted by: on August, 6 2013

Found on BodyBuilding.com Begin on the floor laying on your back with your feet on top of the ball. Position the ball so that when your legs are extended your ankles are on top of the ball. This will be your starting position. Raise your hips off of the ground, keeping your weight on the […]

2 Cycling Workouts To Improve Your Cadence

Posted by: on August, 5 2013

Found on Triathlete.com and written by Jene Shaw A “magic number” may not truly exist, but there’s a wide consensus that a consistent cadence around 90 rpm can help you avoid leg fatigue and, in turn, run easier off the bike. Similar to race nutrition, bike cadence is a personal style and skill. “A super […]

One Hour Triathlon Workout

Posted by: on August, 5 2013

Found on Competitor.com and written by Jene Shaw This week’s bike workout comes from Dave Sheanin, a coach for D3 Multisport  in Boulder, Colo. He says this type of over-under session teaches you to be measured and efficient when generating power. “You’re pushing into a hard effort (Zone 5–above threshold) for the ‘over’ segment. If […]

Use Intervals To Run Faster

Posted by: on August, 5 2013

Found on Millitary.com and written by Stew Smith Running Even Faster Most of the time, I receive emails from people who are seeking to pass their PFT, and just as many who wish to max out their PFT scores for their age group. Check out the “Ace Any Military PFT” article for more info. Every […]

Workout: Kettlebell and Hill Repeats

Posted by: on August, 5 2013

These hill repeats incorporate kettlebell swings that’ll get your hamstrings and glutes firing. It’s a short, fast-paced workout awesome for increasing flexibility and building core strength while also reaping the power-gaining benefits of hill running. USA Triathlon coach Jessica Herschberg in Nashville, Tenn. says her athletes can barely make the 10 rounds. Kettlebell Hill Repeats – […]

VIDEO: Benefits of a Brick Workout

Posted by: on June, 6 2013

Video: From Coach Troy on the Benefits of a Brick Workout for Triathletes.

Core Exercises for Runners

Posted by: on June, 27 2012

Found on LiveStrong.com and written by Jeremy Hoefs Runners are creatures of habit in that they focus primarily on their specific running workouts. As a result, their other training, such as strength training or core training, may be neglected. However, runners who incorporate core strength training into their running workouts improve overall performance through efficient […]