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To Run or Not to Run

To Run or Not to Run

When we think of exercise, many of us think about running. Part of the reason for this is that it’s simple, doesn’t need any fancy equipment, we can do it almost anywhere, and we all know (or at least think we know) how to run.* *Unfortunately, most of us are doing it wrong. This may help to partially explain the unusually high injury rate. It turns out that proper running technique is not as intuitive as you …

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Why you shouldn’t do cardio and weights in the same​ workout

Cardio or Strength Training

Cardio or strength training? Do we really have to choose between them? We have been told that cardiovascular exercise is good for us, and strength training is good for us. However, research has indicated that these two types of workouts may not be so good for us together. Let’s face it. We want to have it all. Most of us want to have a flat stomach and rippling muscles, but we also want a healthy heart as …

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Is barefoot training right for you?

The tyranny of comfort These days there seems to be a arms race from athletic shoe companies as to who can pack the most cushioning into their shoes. While this type of artificial cushioning and comfort may be useful for runners, who log hundreds of miles on unforgiving pavement it is probably a little bit of overkill for the rest of us. Especially when it comes to working out at the gym. Part of the problem with …

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