March 22nd, 2013 admin
Training for a marathon needs to be done well in advance to the actual event. There are two main things you need to focus on when it comes to training. The first is to change your physical fitness levels and the second is to change the way you eat. You want to make sure to create a day-by-day plan for yourself that outlines both your physical fitness needs and your dieting goals. For example, you might want to start day one by doing Read the rest of this entry »
January 25th, 2012 admin
Maybe you just watched “Prefontaine” on Satellite tv or maybe you’re just trying to get in better shape but if you’ve been training for a marathon you know it’s a long road. When the big day comes you’re going to want to fuel up right – here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re eating on marathon morning:
CARB LOAD: This is a great tip – the night before. Don’t eat anything carb-tastic the day of the race and be sure to hold back on the heavy sauce if you do decide to go with pasta the night before. ON the day of, stick to a banana in the morning and maybe some oatmeal.
COFFEE IS FINE: If you can stomach it, coffee can actually give you a small caffeine boost you may need to get the race done. Stick to one cup only and go easy on the sugar and cream.
GOO: If you haven’t tried Goo Gel yet, get some BEFORE the race to get used to it. It’s calorific though and can get you through a mid-race slump so take it if you’re offered.
September 17th, 2011 admin
Low carbohydrate diets can be highly effective for those who want to improve their fitness and training. Below are eight good reasons for eating a low carbohydrate diet.
1. Weight Loss – It has been proven that low carb diets can assist in weight loss for up to a year. Eating the low carb way has proven to be parallel to people that have been treated with weight loss drugs such as Orlistat and those eating low fat diets.
2.Diabetes and Obesity ” It has been shown that low carb diets also help with diabetes prevention. The Read the rest of this entry »
September 16th, 2011 admin
Anyone who has ever served in the military knows just how grueling a boot camp workout can be. The sheer intensity of these exercises will whip you into the best shape of your life. What makes these type of workouts so unique is that they focus on natural body movements. This means a lot of body calisthenics like pushups, pull ups and core exercises like sit ups and crunches. There is also a lot of running that tests your endurance level. A boot camp run Read the rest of this entry »
September 14th, 2011 admin
Get the right pair of running shoes on the first try! Check out these tips.
Type of Runner: What runner are you — Road runner? Trail runner? Know exactly what kind of running you-re going to do.
Separate: Get running shoes to RUN. Don-t use your running shoes for anything else OR use other shoes you already own as running shoes.
Arch shape: Make a footprint. See if the arch is high, normal, or flat footed.
Pronation: On the Read the rest of this entry »
September 13th, 2011 admin
It is worth to note that running is one of the best exercises you can engage in. It will cost you nothing to become a runner. something common with most runners is the joint pain. How can you protect the join pain and enjoy your laps too? Here are some of the effective tips to ensure that your joints are protected while running:
Select the running shoes carefully. Find the shoes that offer you maximum stability while running. These shoes will protect your ankles from injury. They will also protect you from shock between the surface and your leg while Read the rest of this entry »