Although barefoot running has been practiced in some parts of the world for hundreds of years, the concept has only recently gained popularity as an alternative to traditional running shoes in the Western world. The book "Born to Run,"... Read more
As I write this, the 2008 Summer Olympics are just around the corner. Athletes from around the world will gather in Bejing, China, to compete in their respective sports in hopes of honoring their countries and fulfilling lifelong dreams of winning Ol... Read more
A strong, toned body doesn't just look good. It also helps you feel more confident, no matter what you're wearing. Whether you're looking to build strength quickly or tone up your body for an upcoming vacation, this simple and e... Read more
More and more kids are gravitating toward weight training. In most cases, strength training is safe and encouraged for kids. However, when done incorrectly, whether too intensely or too early in life, it can lead to permanent damage. Fitness trainer... Read more
If exercisers picked a mascot, what do you think it would be? A jump rope? A punching bag? A man with a giant baseball as a head? If I had to guess, it would be an athletic shoe. A good pair of shoes can be an inspiration and reminder to get moving,... Read more
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The following essay was written by an orthopedic surgeon several years ago. It was rejected by Runner's World and Running Times but was published by the G... Read more
I was talking to someone that claimed sprinting is actually a better lower body exercise
than traditional exercises like squats/lunges/deadlifts. Do you think sprints are effective enough to replace those exercises?... Read more
I purchased a Moving Comfort Sprint Jacket--wind and water resistant. Will it be too hot because of the water resistant properties? I do not want to wear a plastic bag. I live in Arkansas and usually walk fast in 30-40 degree early morning.... Read more
1/2-mile swim, 12.5-mile bike ride, 3-mile run. Transitions were a bit pokey and I did hit pause for 75 seconds twice on my run, but a good effort all in all for my one-person sprint triathlon (with double the swim length.)
I'm hoping to do the... Read more
Happy new year all!
I'm using running only as a metaphor at the moment since while I did run a 10K this past year, I have been benched for a few months because I'm dealing with plantar faciitis.
I hope to some day be able to run again, howe... Read more
Choose a race now for spring or early summer. Start training now! Enjoy watching your skills grow in the coming weeks as you prepare for your event. And when it's race time, take time to enjoy watching everyone run her/his own race. It's an amazing t... Read more
Over the past three decades, fitness shoe manufacturers have developed advanced technology to cushion and control motion in our feet and ankles. While this advanced support can feel great, it doesn't allow our joints and soft tissue to artic... Read more
Having been a member of the running community for over five years now, I have seen a number of new footwear trends picking up speed. Last month the American College of Sports Medicine released its top five footwear trends for 2011. Everything from b... Read more
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