Whether you are a walker or jogger, one of the best ways to prep your body for your workout is to perform the movement you are about to do at a slower, gradual pace. But, in addition to slowly easing into the first 5–10 minutes of your run (or walk), there are a few exercises you can include during your warm-up that might help you reduce your risk of injury—and even boost your overall performance once you hit the road. (And, after you are done, be sure to check out these 6 Seated Yoga Stretches for Walkers and Runners to wind down with a proper stretch as well.) Continue reading The Best Warm-Up Routine for Walkers and Runners
Running injuries can definitely put a damper on your workouts. Shin splits, runner’s knee and blisters are the bane of many runners’ existence. If you’ve been looking for ways to keep up with your running without running the risk of getting hurt, then check out this comprehensive guide from Greatist.
Recently, we asked you “which burning questions about working out have you always wanted answers to?”. You came back with many interesting questions, and some outright hilarious ones regarding existentialism and workout partner preferences!
Here are the answers to the top fitness questions from our inquisitive Facebook and Google+ users:
How many kilometers or miles i need do before my first 5K?
Well, its not so much kilometers as it is proper training leading up to it. Have you checked out our Premium Personal Training Plans? If you set up a Couch to 5K plan, you should be able easily handle that running goal in no time!
What’s the best song to play while running?
Some experts say that it’s best to run with songs that have the same beats per minute (or BPM) as the pace you want to go at. Music is a really personal thing, so you should pick songs that make you happy and make you want to keep at it. If you want some inspiration, check out this playlist! Continue reading Your Top Workout Questions, Answered
Fine, so you’re not the outdoorsy type. So what? There are plenty of ways to embrace a fit lifestyle that don’t include hitting the road. Whether you dread the thought of working out outdoors, or if you’re simply finding your local gym irresistible lately, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t keep track of your fitness while you are doing your thing on your favorite indoor workout. Your app is designed to help you not only track all your workouts, but to keep a log of your activity and goals, and get props from you friends when you get fit. So why not get the most out of your Endomondo app, regardless of where your latest sweat session takes place? Take it with you on your next elliptical, treadmill, stationary bike or any other indoor workout and keep tracking all those hard earned brownie points! Continue reading Get Your Endorphin Boost Indoors
Okay, we get it. Working out can be tough, and sometimes a lack of time can make it hard to figure out how to add yet another thing to your already packed schedule. But in all honesty, is there really any good excuse to not get in a little workout every day? Even if it’s just adding some more movement or five extra minutes to your routine, those small fitness feats do add up. To help you out, we’ve covered the top 5 ways to get motivated to get moving. Continue reading Take 5 To Get Active!
If you’re an avid Endomondo user, you know that we’re all about fun, social fitness. As much as we love having fun with fitness, there is one thing that we take really seriously – our workout gear. And to the girls in our office, a saggy sports bra is no laughing matter. When we’re giving it our all during a workout, we make sure that our sports bras are giving us the right level of support. So, in order to get you moving no matter what workout style you prefer, we’ve chronicled our experiences with our workouts and the sports bras we’ve been using. Continue reading Get Serious Support For Your Workouts!
Used to getting loose and limber before going on a run? It may be time to think twice about reaching for those toes. There’s a good chance we’re stretching out the wrong way or for the wrong reasons. It’s time to debunk the biggest stretching myths, so we can bend, flex, and stretch— the right way. Continue reading The 12 Biggest Myths About Stretching
When we think about you – our beloved users, we wonder if you are getting the most out of your workouts? To support you in your training, we have included the interval training feature a while back. However, we would like to encourage more of you to incorporate interval training in your workout because it simply brings results. Interval training is available for all Endomondo Premium users. It can be intimidating at first, especially if you’ve never done it before, but following the advice from Greatist.com should give you some ideas on how to start: Continue reading Interval Training for Newbies
Oh, the places you can go! We know a lot of you travel and just because you’re in a different time zone doesn’t mean you drop your workout routine. When you find yourself on the other side of the globe, how do you know where to break a sweat? Tom Sims of the New York Times has figured it out and made it a little easier for others who find themselves in Paris. Continue reading Where in the World Do You Break a Sweat?
Our blog post on How To Make A Workout Playlist had a lot of you sharing what your favorite workout songs were here on the blog and over at our Facebook page. Well, the results are in and we have the top three most popular songs you fitness junkies love to sweat to! Continue reading Your Favorite Workout Tunes