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Top Indoor Workouts To Improve Your Running This Winter

Posted by: pshields on Saturday, February 06, 2010 - 10:00 AM 13989 Reads

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Spirulina Increases Exercise Performance

Posted by: pshields on Friday, February 05, 2010 - 07:14 AM 10854 Reads

Spirulina Increases Exercise Performance

By: Natural Products Insider

Posted on: 02 Feb 2010

Spirulina supplementation induced a significant increase in exercise performance, fat oxidation and glutathione (GSH) concentration, and attenuated the exercise-induced increase in lipid peroxidation, according to an article published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (2010;42(1):142-151). Nine moderately trained males took part in a double blind, placebo-controlled, counterbalanced crossover study. Each subject received either 6 g/d of spirulina or placebo for four weeks. Each subject ran on a treadmill at an intensity corresponding to 70 percent to75 percent of their VO2max for two hours0 and then at 95 percent VO2max to exhaustion.

Busy Bodies: Give your running routine some power

Posted by: pshields on Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 10:00 AM 8731 Reads

Busy Bodies: Give your running routine some power


Published 01/17/10

Remember the glory days when you first started running?

It was exciting and challenging. You adorned yourself in new gear,
Googled running tips, programs and races, achieved a new personal
record at every race, and best of all, the excess pounds just melted

Well, time has trickled by, the peace you once achieved during long
weekend runs has become more of a chore than meditative movement, new
gear has worn your wallet thin, those personal records are at a
standstill, and no matter how many miles you run those last 5 pounds
seem to have applied for permanent residency.

When you feel powerless in your training, stuck in the same old routine
year after year, at a dead end with nowhere to go, what do you do?

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Tips for Boosting Your Memory: Running, Blueberries?

Posted by: pshields on Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 10:00 AM 9716 Reads

Tips for Boosting Your Memory: Running, Blueberries?


Jan. 22, 2010

Could you run your way to a better memory?

Maybe so.

Earlier this week, scientists published a study adding more fuel to the
growing belief that exercise boosts brain health.

The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of
Sciences and conducted by the U.S. National Institute on Aging in
Maryland, found that running led to the growth of new brain cells and
improved performance.

Less running, more recovery as you taper for marathon

Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 04:00 PM 10825 Reads

Less running, more recovery as you taper for marathon

by Brom Hoban

Monday, Jan. 25, 2010

The Austin Marathon is less than three weeks away now, and prospective
marathoners are thinking about how to handle final preparations.

In recent years, the value of the traditional three-to-four week
"taper" has been questioned. Runners who cut back sharply on running
and avoid fast workouts often find themselves getting sluggish and

Today the traditional pre-marathon taper has been replaced by the
concept of "peaking" for the marathon.

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A Best Friend, Yes. Best Runner, Maybe Not

Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 09:21 AM 8109 Reads

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The Lactic Acid Myth

Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 07:40 AM 13933 Reads

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Tai Chi + Running = A whole new level of training

Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 07:29 AM 38295 Reads

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Relying on the buddy system

Posted by: pshields on Sunday, February 01, 2009 - 10:00 AM 13990 Reads

Relying on the buddy system

By Joanne Kempinger Demski

Jan. 26, 2009 

Exercise partner can help keep workouts on track

For some exercisers, the hardest part of the workout is just getting to
the gym. They must ignore that chocolate cake in the fridge or step
away from the television and its new batch of "American Idol"

For others, the problem may be finding the motivation to do more than
chat near the gym's water fountain once they get there.

Fortunately, there is a cure for these ailments: Hook up with a workout

The ABCs of strength training

Posted by: pshields on Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 10:00 AM 13701 Reads

The ABCs of strength training

By Amy O'Brian

January 25, 2009

Grace and endurance are likely the first things that come to
mind when
thinking about the feather-light runners who are first to sprint across
the Sun Run finish line every year.

The elite runners glide across the pavement seemingly without effort,
their slender legs reaching easily for every next step. Their heads
barely moving and their torsos remaining upright, they betray little
sign of exhaustion.

But their sinew and style has not come without effort. Strength
training is key to the performance of any elite runner. And it is a
smart addition to the workout routine of a new runner, too.

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