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3 Ways to Increase Running Cadence for Speed | Competitor.com

<i>Work on your leg turnover by following a few simple steps.</i><p>Hit a plateau in your running?<p>Feel like you’re slogging along while others float by?<p>Want a …

To Relieve Runner’s Knee, Strengthen Your Hips

Study: Hip exercises trump knee exercises for ending pain.<p>Over the last few years, a growing amount of research has linked weak hips and runner's knee. For example, one study published last year found women who developed runner's knee had greater hip instability in their gait. Another study …

Tempo Runs Increase Speed and Endurance

Incorporate running paces between easy and hard into your weekly routine.<p>You know what it feels like to run comfortably—comfortable!—and you’re likely also familiar with the burn of going all-out. But what about the range of paces that lie in between these two extremes?<p>Workouts that target that …

4 Common Running Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Newbie or vet, the odds are the same: if you start running, it is very likely you’ll end up injuring yourself. At least half of all runners deal with …

Weight Training Basics for Runners

<b>Despite what some people think, weight lifting and running go hand and hand.</b> For runners, strength training is a key component in boosting …

Exercise

The Perfect Running Interval | Triathlete

<i>High-intensity interval sessions are key for boosting fitness. Here’s how to work them into your training.</i><p>While endurance buffs often revel in long, …

5 Ways to Avoid Burning Out on Your Run

Because that tortuous can't-keep-going feeling? It sucks.<p><i>This article was provided by our partners at Men's Health.</i><p>If you always seem to hit a wall in the middle of your run, you have more options than "push through" or "give up." There are some strategies that will help take you past the wall—and …

Exercise

12 Habits of Highly Motivated Runners

Pick the Right Music for Your Fastest Run Ever

A new study finds that motivational tunes come in many speeds<p>If you find Mozart motivating, take heart. A new study has found that your running playlist is just as effective as one with the <i>Rocky</i> theme on repeat.<p>Studies have shown that music—specifically fast music—can improve athletic performance …

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 …

5 Ways to be a Faster and Happier Runner

Chi Running is catching on—find out more about the Tai Chi-inspired technique<p>Despite unseasonably warm temps in the northeast, fall marathon season is upon us. And for those gearing up for the New York City Marathon on November 3, you’ve probably already logged most of your key training runs. At …

Running

Stabilizing Your "Foot Core"

The small muscles in your feet play a big role.<p>We've all heard lots (perhaps too much) about the importance of core stability, provided by the network of muscles around the hips, pelvis and back. An interesting paper in this month's <i>British Journal of Sports Medicine</i>, from a group of researchers …

Run Smarter, Faster, and Longer to Burn More Fat

New information on how to improve your strides<p>Men have been running since we shared disputed turf with saber-toothed cats. So how come so many of us do it wrong? Plenty of reasons: desk jobs, cars, couches, complacency. The urgency is lacking, and the muscles are unused. Few of us have ever felt …

5 Speedy 20-Minute Solutions for Runners

On-the-go tactics to make the most of 20 minutes.<p>There will be days when life doesn't go according to plan. Instead of letting those days derail your running, claim a small chunk of time for yourself by trying one of these 20-minute sanity savers.<p><b>1. Break up your run.</b> Overloaded with chores? Go for …

17 Yoga Moves That Will Help You Sculpt Serious Abs

Boat pose is only the beginning.<p><b>Time:</b> 20 minutes<p><b>Equipment:</b> Yoga block, mat<p><b>Good for:</b> Core and abs<p><b>Instructions:</b> For each move, perform as many reps as indicated, then rest 30 seconds. Move through each move until you've done all 17. Alternatively, incorporate these moves into your usual routine as …

Workouts

4 Yoga Moves for a Better Butt

These poses are the fastest way to a backside that will make everyone jealous<p>There are some seriously cute yoga pants out there that can take you from mat to cocktails, but here's the catch: They're all pretty tight. The good news is that you don't need to hit up Google for the best butt workout …

Yoga

7 Reasons to Work Out in the Morning

Because who wants to blow off an ugly sweater party just to go to the gym?

Fitness

The 5-Minute All-Over Toning Workout

You can get some serious sweat going with this amazing workout routine from Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of Shape Up Shortcuts<p>Yes, you <i>do</i> have time to work out. Even if you just have 5 minutes, we've got you covered with this amazing total-body workout, created by <i>Women's Health</i> senior fitness editor …

Workouts

How to Stay Focused During a Workout

Use your mind to sculpt a better body<p>When boredom or fatigue strikes during a workout, you might try to distract yourself by flicking on the TV or chatting up your treadmill neighbor. But tuning in–instead of checking out–may be the smarter tactic.<p>Just ask yoga teachers. At the beginning of class, …

Self-help

The 5-Move Circuit Workout for a Strong, Sexy Butt

Tone, tighten and lift your backside with this muscle-sculpting circuit workout.<p>Newsflash: Squats aren't the only secret weapon when it comes to sculpting a strong and lifted backside. Whether you have Beyoncé-level aspirations or would be happy to just give your skinny jeans a little more to cling …

Workouts

10 Types of Squats Exercise You Should Be Doing For A Better Butt

Your go-to booty exercise could use an upgrade.<p>Squats are like the LBD of your butt and leg day workout—they’re the perfect staple and they make your bod look pretty amazing.<p>But they're not just great for your booty: They strengthen pretty much every muscle in your lower body, including your …

Workouts

How to Get the Benefits of a Cleanse Without Actually Doing One

The word "detox" makes us think restriction, hunger, and mood swings. We asked health experts how to skip all that and get straight to the good stuff.<p><b>1. Start your mornings with a glass of room-temperature lemon water.</b> (Room temperature is important, since cold foods and drinks can shock your …

Toxins

18 Foods You Can Eat at Night That Won't Make You Feel Bloated in the Morning

Because we know you don't abide by that no-snacking-after-10pm rule.<p>Let's be clear about one thing: Self-control when it comes to snacks is damn near impossible. You're not weak—you're human. When those post-dinner hunger pangs punch your stomach, you can't help but drag yourself out of bed and …

Here's Beyoncé's Exact Workout, Broken Down Step by Step

We now know the secret to that bangin' bod.<p>True to form, Beyoncé has delivered an unparalleled ode to Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" health initiative. As a tribute to the campaign's fifth anniversary, Bey posted one of her signature time-lapse Instagram videos showing off some considerable workout …

Workouts

The 50 Best Snacks for Weight Loss (Cont'd)

Eat This<p>Athenos Hummus Original, 27 g serving<p>Calories<p>50<p>Fat<p>3 g<p>Sodium<p>160 mg<p>Protein<p>1 g<p>Made with real olive oil, which lends an authentic flavor and more …

Best Stomach Fat Burning Foods to Get Flat Belly Fast

If you have been wondering how to lose your stomach fat fast, then the best way is to start eating foods that burn belly fat along with regular …

5 Fat-Burning Foods to Boost Your Metabolism

Genetics, schmanetics! Yes, it may be true that your genetics contribute to your metabolism’s performance, but you can give your metabolism a boost …