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9 Running Stretches to Help Run Faster

Posted on Mar 23, 2009 in Articles

Stretching is a very important thing to do before you go on a run. Other things are just as important, like the right pair of running shoes, good form, and a good warm-up run. When we used to meet up for practice at 6AM during the summer, before we started our workout on the trail, we would start everything out with a good-paced warm-up lap, which consisted of a perimeter around our baseball fields behind the gym. The warm-up run was not meant to be so fast that it affected our actual run, but fast enough to start to break a sweat and warm enough to loosen our muscles and relieve any tension, which is what you really want to do.

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Muscles To Stretch For Runners

Posted on Mar 20, 2009 in Articles

There is some controversy as to when the best time to stretch is. Some people believe that it is good to stretch before a run and after...

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Stretching For Physical Fitness

Posted on Mar 18, 2009 in Articles

Staying fit is important to all of us, not just for activities like running or cycling but also for the many other activities we do in our daily lives. Some of these activities may include running, joining marathons, playing with our children or just going for a daily walk. Staying fit is also important for our physical appearance. Physical fitness has become very important in today’s world, with many people having membership to physical fitness gyms or working out on a daily basis.

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Stretching Techniques

Posted on Mar 16, 2009 in Articles

Stretching is the lengthening of the muscles with the help of bending the body in various positions. To achieve stretching of muscles, there are various stretching exercises designed. Stretching exercises doesn’t only stretch your muscles but there are other benefits as well.

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Two Plantar Fasciitis Stretching Exercises

Posted on Mar 14, 2009 in Articles

It is very important to do your plantar fasciitis stretching exercises every day until your symptoms and pain go away. The exercises themselves are simple to do. Be sure to consult your doctor, especially if the pain does not subside.

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How to Taper For Your Big Triathlon

Posted on Feb 26, 2009 in Articles, Training

Tapering its a complex animal that many triathletes get confused on. Here is my triathlon coaching advice to you on tapering.

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Swim for Fitness Benefits

Posted on Feb 24, 2009 in Articles, Wollongong

Swimming is not only fun but is one of the best ways to stay fit and healthy. Swimming is easy and can be carried out by any age group. Swimming is beneficial for the whole body. It ensures that your body stays healthy and fit. There are many benefits of swimming. It provides benefits to not only the body but also allows you to live a healthy life. With swimming regularly you will feel yourself to be fit physically as well as leading a healthy lifestyle.

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Beginner’s Training Guide For a Sprint Triathlon

Posted on Feb 22, 2009 in Articles, Events, Running, Training

The world of triathlon competition can be pretty overwhelming for anybody, especially for those brand new to the sport. There’s so much to learn, so much to do, so much to buy, but don’t let that deter you from becoming part of this great lifestyle. Cardiovascular sports have many health benefits, including fat loss, an increase in energy levels, a lean, muscular physique, and a better sense of self. Just for those reasons alone, you shouldn’t let anything keep you back from training for and competing in a triathlon.

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5 Beginner Running Tips

Posted on Feb 22, 2009 in Articles, Running, Training

If you are new to running or just about to begin, motivation can often be the hardest obstacle to overcome. In the following article I’ll be giving you my top 5 beginner running tips that have been integral to successes over the last year.

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Running Injuries – The 5 Most Common Types

Posted on Feb 18, 2009 in Articles, Health, Running, Training

Most new runners at some time have an injury. Most injuries involve the lower limb, inparticular but not exclusively the knee, shin and feet. Other injuries can include the hip and lower back, but the 5 most common in runners are the following:

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