Brandon Sheard

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6 Ways to Change Your Running for the Better in 2017

Focus on these strategies for getting serious this year.<p>For a moment the pace slowed, or at least that’s how it seemed to Kaitlin Gregg Goodman. The Providence, Rhode Island-based runner had flown across the country last April to the Stanford Invitational to run a fast 10,000 meters, and she could …

Marathons

How to get fit for the slopes: plank with arm reach and rotation

It’s the time of year when skiers and snowboarders turn attention to getting fit for the slopes ahead of a winter trip to the mountains. Getting your body prepared will not only help you ski or snowboard better, but will make the whole experience a lot more enjoyable – no more endless aching or …

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Indian tennis player hospitalized after he tries Federer’s between the legs shot, hits wrong ball

(Image via theguardian.com)<p>Leander Bhupathi, an upcoming Indian tennis star, smacked himself in the nether regions during a practice game while …

Sam Querrey

This is What You Need to Know About Camera Aperture

One of the most commonly cited reasons that people give for wanting to transition from a point-and-shoot camera to an interchangeable lens system …

Cameras

The Ultimate Guide to Protein Supplements

Flip through any exercise magazine and, judging by all the attention protein supplements get, it appears protein and fitness somehow go hand-in-hand. …

Most People Don’t Know These 9 Hidden Treasures In Colorado Even Exist

Here are 9 amazing Colorado hidden gems (in no particular order) to plan your Colorado adventures.<p>9. Last Dollar Road<p>If you are feeling adventures …

It's All in the Hips

Foot strike, the darling of minimalism, is overrated. Good form starts with the pelvis and the glutes.<p>Watch a video of Kenenisa Bekele winning a 5,000m or 10,000m, and it is quickly apparent that he and the rest of the world-class pack with him are doing something different from what most of us do …

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P is for Posture

Three non-negotiable aspects of posture for every runner.<p>The hot topic these days is running form. But discussions on running form are pointless if you don't begin with good posture. Poor control of the position of your spine and hips means you can't take advantage of the storage and release of …

Yoga

Form Fixes

Focusing on these two simple areas can produce big improvements<p>Besides changing how your hips move (see "It's All in the Hips"), experts agree on these two areas for improving form.<p><b>Cadence</b><p>A fast turnover is an essential element of an effective stride for every runner. Grant Robison, an elite …

Stretching

How Fit Are You?

To run at your full potential, you need to target all areas of fitness—including flexibility, balance, and mobility.<p>CORE STRENGTH<p>A strong core—the muscles in your abdominals, back, and glutes—gives you stability, power, and endurance. “If your core muscles can’t support your pelvis, it will drop, …

Workouts

The 5 Best Exercises To Prevent Common Running Injuries

I've trained my share of long distance runners, triathletes and Iron Man competitors, and no matter how fit these die-hard enthusiasts are, they …

Pre-Workout Drills for Speed

Work these three exercises into your routine between the warm-up and the workout.<p>Speed work is an essential part of any training plan. But higher-intensity running also puts more stress on your tendons, ligaments and muscle tissue. Andrew Kastor, coach of the Mammoth Track Club, recommends …

Exercise

Why Endurance Athletes All Swear By Beet Juice

The benefits of beetroot juice include helping you run faster, pedal harder, and workout longer. But Is it really a powerhouse veggie, or just a …

Nutrition

The Best Running Tips of All Time

We asked elite runners, coaches, doctors, and more to share their very best advice to help you run farther, faster, longer, and stronger<p>Many runners …

Marathons

39 Places to Have a Great Long Weekend

Master the three-day weekend getaway in one of these vibrant adventure towns across the United States. With the advice of a trusted local, discover the best spots to hike, bike, paddle, eat, drink, and sleep.

The 25 Worst Questions to Ask a Runner

Marathons

The New Treadmill Workout You HAVE to Try

Two key components of the BITE method let you do it more often without upping your odds of a sidelining injury. First up: using the right intervals at the right speeds. You'll never do an all-out sprint at an incline greater than five percent since Siik says this increases the impact on your lower …

5 Exercises for a Stronger Core

Build stamina and reduce injuries by devoting a few minutes each day to this simple workout routine<p>Athletes everywhere seek the ideal body of firm …

Workouts

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Runners

Do these exercises consistently, and you’ll run faster and stronger.<p>Whenever the topic of strength training and running comes up, most runners tend to respond with, “Wait, I’m supposed to do something other than running?” Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only aid in …

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