This simple hip-flexor routine can help you fend off injury and run faster. Suffering from pain in your Achilles, hamstring, knee, or IT band (along the side of your leg)? Your hip flexors may be blame.
Piriformis syndrome is a frustrating condition that's literally a pain in the butt for runners. Here's how to prevent it. Piriformis syndrome is a frustrating condition that's literally a pain in butt
Key exercises to get (and stay) pain-free. The same training philosophy applies whether you're recovering from a knee injury or trying to prevent one. Ideally, your off-road workout should include stretching
Use these six variations of the classic squat to take your running up a level. The squat is a simple, classic exercise that should be part of every runner's routine. That's because it builds functional
How to thwart—and put an end to—muscle spasms. As many as 39 percent of distance runners may experience a cramp in their calves, hamstrings, or quadriceps before they finish a race. While many people dehydration,
Hit the mat and try these exercises for a sculpted waistline Pretty much every move in Pilates targets your core, but if flat abs are your goal then there’s definitely a way to step things up. Case in
Boost performance by adding a twist to your workout. If you've been doing the same strength-training exercises for months, your muscles may be in a holding pattern. "To add distance or increase speed,
Keep it simple, keep it balanced, and stay hydrated. When you start exercising regularly, you might have to revamp some of your everyday eating habits in order to feel your best while you’re working out
Gentle yoga restores weary muscles. After a long run or race, your legs, back, and shoulders feel sore, achy, and tight. Practicing a few simple restorative yoga poses can help you regain range of
Work in these five moves before your run to get faster and stay injury free. Seven minutes can be an eternity—for a runner, at least. That's enough time to bang out a mile repeat, ice a cranky knee, or
Do this to stretch your back and keep tension off your hamstrings. High School P.E. teachers beware: we're about to renounce your favorite stretch--the toe-touch. This classic static stretch, which is
Your guide to mastering the abs exercise. Things that feel like forever: Waiting for the hottie you met last weekend to message you back; boiling pasta; holding a plank. But even though it may not be exciting,
Need more air? Deep breathing can help you run longer with less effort. Just before you crest a hill or reach the end of a speed interval, your lungs go into overdrive. Your breath becomes shallow and
Glutes in runners with Achilles pain fire later, for less time. Over the last few years, sports medicine professionals examining injuries have increasingly looked at what they call the kinetic chain, the
Forget crunches. If you want to get faster, fitter, and stronger, you need to train your core like a runner. A generation ago, you’d be hard-pressed to find elite runners paying attention to their abs.
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How to avoid (and recover from) the most common running injuries. 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 workout.