Leon Shanahan

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3-in-1 Exercises for a Total-Body Burn

Combine killer individual moves into 1 to ratchet up the calorie-melting factor and look amazing from every angle<p>Tap-Crossover-Plank<p>Start in a plank …

Workouts

Should You Say “I Do” to These Intense Workouts?

Getting engaged and wanting to look stunning in wedding photos is amazing motivation to get fit. And, hey–it's not too late to start those New Year …

How to Perform an Overhead Squat

4. Stabilize in the hole.<p><b>Keep it vertical:</b> The bar should be situated in line with a point just behind the ears. As the body moves through the …

The Handstand Push Up: How Things Go Wrong and How to Put Them Right

I recently moved and started working in a new physical therapy office. Lucky for business, my new office is in the same complex as a CrossFit gym. …

Biomechanics

Ten Rules for Mastering the Deadlift | Poliquin Article

The deadlift is easily the most important lift you can do. Sure, we can wax lyrical about squats, and guys love the bench, but the deadlift is by far …

Handstand Push Up Therapy and Mobility

Handstand push ups are <i>hard</i>. In this video we go right to the basics of a handstand push up and allow you to build strength in the range required, …

Even Smarter

<i>[Editor's Note: This article was originally published on August 2, 2006.]</i><p>Here are a few more things I've learned in my training. Hopefully, they'll …

Six Truths of Olympic Weightlifting Technique

When it comes to weightlifting technique, there are disagreements. Some are legitimate, some are questionable, and a few are downright silly. But …

CrossFit: Functional Strength Goes Outside the Box

Page: 1Next »<p>Functional strength is the ability to run your load-joints (shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles) through a full range of motion without …

Treadmill vs. Road Running: Choosing the Best Way to Run for You

As a runner, there’s nothing more wonderful than a cool morning, a gentle breeze, and some scenery. I love to run outside. Because of where I live, I …

Get Faster and Stronger with High Intensity and Volume Training

The big benefits of pushing hard for seven days.<p>When Australian researchers conducted a study on high-altitude training, the results surprised them: Half the elite runners ran hard workouts at 6,000 feet and improved their race times by an impressive seven percent; the other half did the same …

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Hip Stability Exercises for Runners to Prevent ITBS

Shares 44K<p>Every year, I receive a lot of questions about recovering from IT Band Syndrome and I understand why…it sucks!<p>There is the moment when you …

Part 3 Optimizing Training

This article is the Second Part of a Series on Optimizing Run Training<p>The first two parts of this series can be found here:<p><b>Optimizing Running</b> …

Optimizing Running Training Part 1

This series will look at using Ventilatory Thresholds, Lactate Threshold and Annaerobic Threshold Training to optimize your run training This will be …

Does Running Ruin Your Knees?

How many times have you heard someone swear off running, claiming that pounding pavement was going to kill their knees? Yeah, we lost count, too. But …

The Fast-and-Furious Interval Routine

Get a full cardio workout in just 20 minutes<p>When you're short on time, your best bet for an efficient and effective workout is amping up the intensity of your slow-and-steady pace, which will burn more total calories each minute during your workout—and, some speculate, may also suppress your …

Exercise

Perform, Recover, Rebuild: How Perspective Changes for the 40+ Athlete

Eric C. Stevens<p>Contributor - Martial Arts, Sports Psychology<p>More Articles from this Author<p>2<br>inShare<p>Share on Tumblr<p>Share on emailEmail<p>More Sharing …

Older Adults Need Well-Rounded Routines

<b>Most of us know it’s important to remain fit and active as we age.</b> It’s not just good for your health and longevity, either. Maintaining a minimum …

Exercise

Master Your Running Form

Stick to the basics:<br>• Increase your cadence to roughly 170-180 steps per minute.<br>• Land with your foot underneath your body, as opposed to “reaching” …

Injury Prevention in Running

<b>1. Know your limits.</b><p>Increase mileage gradually. Do not do too much too fast or too soon.<br>Try to increase one variable, either speed or distance at no …

Why You Should Foam Roll Every Day

You've seen them at the gym, and you may even have one in your home. But how often do you actually <i>use</i> a foam roller? For most people, foam rolling, …

Top 5 Leg-Strengthening Exercises for Runners

Running is a great way to improve your endurance and stay fit. But exclusively performing running workouts ignores a critical aspect of fitness and …

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Seven Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Running

<i>It isn’t hard to get started running, but once you get into the swing of things, it’s easy to injure yourself or ignore little things that make you a</i> …

Lose the Tension: Staying Relaxed While Running

Page: 1Next »<p>There’s a concept in PoseMethod of running called the “do nothing” concept. In fact, we used to joke that Nike should have said “Just Do …

HIIT- What, Why & How?

If you’re stuck in the 40 minute cruise control elliptical routine daily, then this is going to be an eye opening article for you. Anyone who knows …