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Fitness Tip#278 - December 26th, 2012


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Wind Resistance: Even in ideal outdoor conditions you run against air resistance; you don't get inside, so the paces you run on a treadmill are a bit easier than they would be outside. To negate this, you can put the treadmill incline up to 1.5 percent to account for lost wind resistance and make the paces comparable to those run outdoors.

With these key elements in mind, you can adapt your training as need be. If you're doing much of your running indoors, make sure to supplement with extra hamstring-strengthening exercises.

To safeguard your ankles, work on balance and mobility drills such as balancing on one leg on a Bosu ball or pillow. After you can hold there, test your balance further by moving your arms or reaching down with your opposite arm towards the foot you are balancing on. This will build strength in the ankle area.

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PLANTAGO 12/28/2012 11:54AM

    This is true. I do exercises on the balance board and they work great for my injured foot and weak knees.

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RUN4FOOD 12/26/2012 9:59PM

    I never liked running on the treadmill. I love the scenery changes while running outside. My mind doesn't get bored outside like it does when I run on a treadmill.

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