How to Know If You Actually Got a Good Workout

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Go hard or go home. Train insane or remain the same. If Pinterest was your personal trainer, every workout would be crazy-tough and include extreme sweat and soreness. But that thinking is flawed. Even though challenges are great for you—and could lead to a sweat-soaked shirt and achy muscles—exercise shouldn’t leave you drained. Continue reading How to Know If You Actually Got a Good Workout

10 Quick Tips to Improve Your Runs

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Regardless of whether you run on the regular or are just starting out, it’s easy to overlook some of the basics that make you a better runner. A reminder on how to improve on some part of your training never hurts, so we’ve compiled our top ten tips to give you a running start on beating your PBs and hitting your targets. Continue reading 10 Quick Tips to Improve Your Runs

Heart Rate Training Decoded

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You’ve probably heard that heart rate training is important, but do you know how to use it or why you should? According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, your heart rate provides insight into how efficiently you’re training, and gives you a way to quantify improvements. Continue reading Heart Rate Training Decoded

The Most Common Running Injuries and How to Avoid Them

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Getting into running is one of the best ways to work out without the fuss. Though, if you don’t do it properly, you could end up being among the estimated 80% of runners that are injured each year due to improper training. The team at Greatist has rounded up 12 of the most common running injuries that plague those who hit the pavement, along with a few ways to stop the pain. Continue reading The Most Common Running Injuries and How to Avoid Them

How Many Rest Days Do You Really Need?

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While we always encourage you to get your daily dose of endorphins, it’s also important to rest and recover properly. But how long you actually need to rest in between workouts is a subject that has long been up for debate. Taking a long break (we’re talking about a week or more) has been shown to significantly affect your fitness gains, but short recovery periods are necessary to both prevent injuries and to keep yourself in good shape. Continue reading How Many Rest Days Do You Really Need?

The Best Warm-Up Routine for Walkers and Runners

W_SS15Run_141030_6257Whether 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.

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Your Guide to Injury-Free Running

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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.

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Your Top Workout Questions, Answered

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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: Continue reading Your Top Workout Questions, Answered