ShareWhat are Shin Splints?
What are shin splints is a question that I get asked often. Shin splints commonly refers to the pain in the front interior of your lower legs. The medical term for shin splints is Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS). Shin splints are usually know as an overuse injury. If you feel a throbbing in your shins during and/or after your workouts, you most likely are experiencing shin splints. If you let the shin splints go untreated you can inflame the shin splint symptoms and it can really ruin your training and
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ShareHow to Run Faster: 10 Tips
How to run faster is a question that I get asked a lot. How to run faster for me takes a few key steps since I am an ultra runner and slow and long is my normal. Currently I am taking my “how to run faster” advice myself since I am training for the 2012 Fiesta Marathon with hopes of qualifying for the Boston Marathon. How to run faster is going to push most people out of their comfort zone. Prepare to be uncomfortable, even miserable. I train with
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ShareRunning Hill Training
Running hill training is my second favorite training right behind speed training (note the sarcasms). However, if you don’t train hard on what your weaknesses are you will never become a better runner. Running hill training is my weakness, well at least up hills. So if you are still reading about running hill training then you must be serious about improving your trail running performance and improving your fitness lifestyle. Let’s take a look at what you will need to do.
Building Your Foundation
Running hill training is similar to other running
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ShareSigns of Overtraining
Signs of Overtraining are usually there but we tend to ignore them because the hardest part of being an athlete is NOT training. However, it is very important that you know the signs of overtraining before you are forced down from getting sick, injured, or both. Too much overall stress on your body, and/or too much anaerobic exercise can put your whole training schedule behind and then you will have to “catch-up” to get back to where you were weeks ago.
Diagnosing the Signs of Overtraining
This article is not meant to
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Living a Fitness Lifestyle is something I talk about in many of my articles. Living a Fitness Lifestyle is something that we should all strive to live. It does not happen overnight, but is a progression of small steps that leads to a healthier you. A small step toward living a fitness lifestyle is incorporating regular exercise into your life. Regular exercise can play a key role in living a fitness lifestyle by reducing the risk of medical problems, and aiding in any existing medical problems. Striving to live a fitness lifestyle is
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ShareATP and Energy Transfer Processes
ATP and Energy Transfer Processes supplies the energy to perform every bodily action. ATP is required for every muscle contraction, and ATP is even needed to make more ATP. In my article What is ATP, I discusses what ATP is in depth.
A high-level view of what ATP is and does is that ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) is needed for practically every action in our body. Or put another way, ATP is the energy source for all human movement. Through the digestive process energy is released from the nutrients
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ShareWhat is ATP?
What is ATP is a question that I get asked a lot. Most athletic have an understanding of what ATP is and that it provides the energy they need to perform. In my article Food: Nutrition Absorption and Delivery I discussed that after we eat a meal, the nutrients are digested, absorbed and screened by the liver and then sent into the bloodstream of the body to reach target cells. Once the nutrients reach their target cells a number of things can happen such as: 1) they are oxidized for
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ShareTraining to Train, What are you talking about?
Training to train is for everyone. The goal of a training to train exercise program is slowly introduce your body to the “Training Effect”. Training to train is not a unique concept. I am personally in the beginning phase of my training to train exercise program. What do I mean by training to train? Well, for me I had a great running season (the best in my life) and then I had some simple foot surgery that went bad. Now it has been over eight weeks since
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