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Post-Training Recovery Food

When should I be eating after a run to maximise recovery? The sooner the better, but ideally within 30 minutes. Is protein or carbohydrate more important for recovery? Both are crucial elements for your body to fully recover. Carbohydrates are the body’s ...

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Running Striders – What, How, and Why?

Striders, (or strides or strideouts) are simply short fast runs of 50-100 meters performed after an easy-paced 30 minute run. They help to: – Improve Leg Speed: To run fast, you gotta’ run fast – Improve Flexibility and Coordination: Faster ...

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Plyometrics! Plyo…what??

What is plyometric training? Unlike typical strength training exercises that involve long, slow movements designed to increase muscular strength and mass, plyometric exercises involve quick, explosive movements designed to increase speed and power. Implementing a plyometric regiment into your current ...

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Go Nuts!

You eat a hearty breakfast at 7 a.m, one that you’re convinced will keep you satiated till the lunch hour rolls around, but when the clock strikes 11, your belly begins to rumble. Stop hunger in its tracks by noshing ...

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Become A Stronger Swimmer With This Drill: 3-6-3 Swimming

3-6-3 Swimming This drill focuses on both side-to-side rotation as well as kicking and maintaining an even stroke on both sides. You simply take three regular freestyle strokes and then roll onto your side for six kicks (about 2-3 seconds ...

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Getting Started On The Bike – Indoors!

There are many simple workouts that you can enjoy—at home or at the gym—for the purpose of getting acquainted with the cycling process. You will notice that there are a lot of settings and options available on a stationary bike, ...

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Develop a Stronger Core with the BOSU Jump Squat!

By Elizabeth Towe The spring thaw is here and no matter where you are in your training cycle, should always make time to integrate core stabilization into your program. The BOSU Jump Squat can give you a fun way to try ...

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Get To The Finish…Stronger!

Running Fast! Let’s talk about some sprint work. To become a faster runner, you sometimes have to… run fast. Here’s a great workout to get the heart rate pumping, your turnover rate higher (that’s how fast your feet are taking ...

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This Is One Super Charged Salad. Enjoy!

Spinach and Arugula Salad with Butter Beans, Feta and Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette By Brandon McDearis This recipe is delicious and very simple to prepare. The honey balsamic vinaigrette adds a nice contrast of sweetness to the bitterness of the spinach ...

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Transition Training Tip – Why Use a Race Belt?

You’ve seen them laying around the transition area, coiled haphazardly next to someone’s run shoes and/or hat…the race bib run belt. What makes this small, piece of race day equipment so helpful to your transition? The race belt holds your ...

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