Proper form is important for any exercise. When using machines, where weight targets specific muscles in specific ways, it’s even more important. This gym staple is a machine that many people use improperly. Avoid injury by making sure you&rsqu... Read more
Although barefoot running has been practiced in some parts of the world for hundreds of years, the concept has only recently gained popularity as an alternative to traditional running shoes in the Western world. The book "Born to Run,"... Read more
Running may be challenging, but it is an activity humans were designed to do—and it's something nearly everyone can enjoy if we allow time and patience for our bodies to adapt to the demands of the sport. But that doesn't mean that prop... Read more
Achilles injury-2 years ago-complete rupture off bone. Surgically repaired using medial gastrocnemius (inside calf) muscle to reattach. Since healing, when I try to run, jog, anything pushing off toes, my calf muscle cramps... Read more
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My headache is in preparing great meals to eat which is why fast foods and restaurants are so inviting. I am trying to find simple nutritious meal plans that will help me to increase my lean mass while keeping fat proportionate.... Read more
Last November I started running on my treadmill and after about a week I noticed that my Achilles' tendon in my left foot was tight and sore. I stopped running and, when the paid didn't entirely go away, poked around a little and found... Read more
I was eagar to begin to walk/run. But I failed to stretch before beginning. I ended up with severe tendinitis, which caused me to put my walking/running regimen on hold until my tendinitis healed. So a word to the wise properly stretch before exer... Read more
I have been asking myself a few questions. Are the extra calories worth it? Is this something I really want or should I find a healthy snack (which I usually have with me)? Why do you want it? Often the answers to these questions lead me to make h... Read more
In a little over a 11 days I will be running in my first marathon--Chicago. A race I have been preparing to run since I first laced up my pair of running shoes back in the spring of 2006. For the past 15 weeks I have managed to run through the Texas... Read more
One of the most enjoyable aspects of running is you can basically do it anywhere in the world, whether on city streets, back country roads or in the comforts of a gym environment. All you need to do is lace up your running shoes and hit the trails. H... Read more
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