chris

17 Flips | 5 Magazines | 7 Following | @bearded86 | Keep up with chris on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “chris”

Glute Strengthening Workout

Put injuries behind you by working this key—but often neglected—muscle group.<p>For the past decade, coaches, trainers, and physical therapists like me have told runners to “work your core”—the muscles of your torso that support your every move. And so many runners have added crunches and planks that …

Will Running Too Much Kill You?

The annual look at the current state of the evidence.<p>Let me start with a simple truth: there <b>is</b> such a thing as "too much" running. This is just common sense. If your goal is to optimize health, there will come a point where running an extra 5 miles per week doesn't make you healthier in any …

Training advice - The Running Bug

Quick Snacks for Runners

Need a snack stat? These prerun foods and drinks are ready when you are.<p>Your training plan may say it's time for your lunchtime five-miler, but your grumbling stomach begs to differ. So how can you get through your workout without keeling over from hunger? Have a snack, of course. "The right snack …

How Alcohol Affects Muscle-Building

Too much booze suppresses muscle synthesis.<p>I don't imagine there are many people out there who imagine that drinking a case of beer will make you a better athlete. Still, there are lots of people who argue that it doesn't really matter either way -- that training is training and social life is …

The Muscle-Blasting Pushup Challenge

Test your upper-body endurance with this super-fast fitness challenge<p>Walk into any gym, and you'll see men pulling, pushing, picking up, and putting down weights. But physical fitness isn't just about lifting iron. It's about how strong you are relative to your body weight. That's why Todd Durkin, …

The Underrated Move You Should Be Doing

This move can look silly, but it's your key to upping your fitness for any athletic endeavor<p>The hip raise is easy to mock, but it's possibly the best move for your glutes, says BJ Gaddour, C.S.C.S., and CEO of <i>Men's Health</i> StreamFIT. "Your glutes are one of your body's most metabolically active …

The Fastest Way to Get in Running Shape

If your running game needs a tune-up, get a jolt with these speed drills<p>Usain Bolt isn't the only person who should be cranking into fifth gear. Adding a speed session to your running routine will get you back into shape faster, so you're ready for that 5K or marathon down the road. Plus, you’ll …

Your 2018 Marathon and Half Marathon Calendar

From San Francisco to South Carolina to South Africa, these are the marathons, half-marathons, and other races to look forward to this year.<p>Let’s face it: There are so many races held every week, at every distance, in every city, everywhere around the world, that we couldn’t possibly list every …

Get Big and Lean

Following a workout routine day-in and day-out can get tedious and boring. Sometimes it’s a good idea to just break the routine and go with a quick …

The Muscle-Building Taco Bell Diet

Bobsledder Chris Fogt says he packed on 40 pounds of lean muscle by eating Gorditas. Is that even possible?<p>A Cheesy Gordita Crunch, a couple Doritos Locos Tacos, the Beefy Five-Layer Burrito, and the Grande Soft Taco. That’s the snack of Team USA bobsledder Chris Fogt. The Damage: 1,730 …

Train Your Brain for Resilience

UCSD study finds mindfulness training produces "elite" brain patterns.<p>Back in October, I had the opportunity to visit a lab in San Diego where some of the toughest people in the world come to have their brains scanned. For the last few years, Martin Paulus and his colleagues have been studying …

Should I Carbo-Load Before a Long Run?

Are there advantages to chowing down to a big bowl of pasta the night before a race?<p><i>I'm training for my first marathon and will hit my first 20-mile run within a few weeks. I was wondering if, before a long run of 20 miles or more, I should be loading up on carbs the night before like I would for</i> …

What Time of Day to Work Out?

Morning, noon or night? There are challenges - and good reasons - for each.<p>What's the best time of day to work out? That's easy. The best time of day to work out is whatever time of day you're most likely to actually get it done!<p>Whether you’re a morning person, a night owl, or someone who looks …