Brent Petersen

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A look inside a R400,000 South African container home

With the average house price in South Africa now having surpassed the R1 million mark, it has become increasingly difficult for South Africans to …

How to Break a 5K Personal Record

<i>The 5K is often an entry point for newbies to the sport of running. But for anybody who competes for time – which I hope you do if you read my</i> …

13 Standing Core Exercises Better Than Crunches

Strengthening your core is essential for stability. But that doesn't mean you're stuck with sit-ups.<p>Stand Up for Stand-Out Abs<p>Put your mat away and give your neck a rest. “Standing abs exercises work more muscles than crunches” says Sara Haley, creator of <i>The Daily Sweat</i> workout DVDs and a Reebok …

What does it take to run a sub-3 marathon?

Analysis by Strava into runners in the 12 weeks before the London marathon shows, unsurprisingly, that the harder you work, the better your times<p>What does it take to run a marathon in under three hours? As someone painfully close to that target, I’d love to know a definitive answer. However, in the …

Future-proof your running – relax and use your whole body

I want to avoid becoming a bitter ‘retired’ runner forced out from wear and tear<p>Mon, Mar 21, 2016, 11:00<p>The average non-runner must think we are a …

5 Do-It-Yourself Remedies For Plantar Fasciitis

Photo: Scott Draper<p><i>*Courtesy of Competitor.com</i><p>Experiencing persistent pain and stiffness in the bottom of the heel or foot? The cause of this either …

Plantar Fasciitis

High carb or high fat? The running diet debate

For years it’s been accepted that high carbs are needed to sustain performance. But is it really true, or should we be turning to fats instead?<p>In the mid 1960s, a group of Swedish physiologists based in Stockholm conducted a landmark experiment that would come to dominate the way every athlete, …

Why Do I Get Sick After Endurance Events (and How Can I Avoid It)?

<i>A:</i><p>You're not just imagining things: Doctors often refer to the 72 hours after an intense fitness event (like a marathon, ultra, or long-distance triathlon) as the "open window" for infection, says Nate Jones, MD, sports medicine physician at Loyola University Medical Center. And yes, you're more …

6 Steps to Injury-Free Running

Sports doc Jordan Metzl’s get-stronger, run-better plan.<p>​<p>​<p><i>This is adapted from</i> Running Strong: The Sports Doctor's Complete Guide to Injury-Free Running for Life<i>, by Jordan Metzl, M.D.</i><p>Why do you run? Because it feels good. Because it relieves stress. Because it fills you with energy. Because it …

Runners, You Need to Do These 4 Exercises That Prevent Knee Pain

<i>*Courtesy of POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>When you ramp up mileage too fast or are new to running, you can be hit with the dreaded runner’s knee, or pain and …

8 Exercises You Can Do on the Treadmill That Aren't Running

See ya never, treadmill boredom.<p>I always thought treadmills were for running. But lately, as I’ve been running on mine and counting the minutes until I can turn off the blasted device, I’ve seen more and more women performing lunges, side shuffles, and other exercises on theirs that are typically …

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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 …

The New Injury-Proofing Rules for Runners

Kelly Starrett is on a mission to keep runners on their feet and out of the physical therapist’s office. Given Starrett is a physical therapist himself, it may seem an odd goal. But the man who became a CrossFit hero and strength and mobility sensation through his wildly popular Mobility WOD blog …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

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Six Plyometric Exercises For Runners

Switch Lunge<p>Begin in the lunge position with one foot out in front and the other behind your body. Both knees should be bent at 90-degree angles. …

The Effect Of Cardiac Drift On Heart-Rate Training

<i>Consistent pace doesn’t always equal consistent heart rate.</i><p>In two previous articles, I’ve discussed the importance of breaking free from your GPS …

Knee Strength Workout

Use these seven exercises to strengthen your hips and bring relief to your knees.

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 …

Injuries - The Running Bug

Are Your Hip Muscles Out Of Balance?

<i>One simple pose can tell you a lot about your body.</i><p>Most runners claim they have tight hamstrings. I see it all the time in the yoga classes I teach …

Go Fast to Get Faster, Marathoners

True speed work—training your maximal velocity—belongs in every runner’s training program. (That includes you, marathoners.)<p>You have to go fast to get faster. That sounds like common sense, but runners still trap themselves into training with threshold runs and lots of mileage. Only the combination …

How to Use Your Watch for More Than Just the Time

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How to Recover Between Intervals

When to walk, jog, or push the pace between intervals.<p>Speedy interval sessions require rest between repetitions—and especially when you’re pushing your limits, the natural instinct may be to stop and put your hands on your knees while you catch your breath. But experience teaches us a …

The Big 7 Body Breakdowns

How to avoid (and recover from) the most common running injuries.<p>In an ideal runner's world, every step of every mile would be 100 percent pain-free. No aches, no twinges, no lingering soreness from yesterday's workout. The reality is that many runners constantly deal with a slight (or not so …

New Techniques For Treating Plantar Fasciitis

Photo Gallery<p>1 of {count}<p>Figure 1. The plantar fascia (pf) is a thick fibrous band located along the bottom of the foot<p>Excessive lowering of the arch …