Monday, December 15, 2014

Triathlete Strength Workout

If you're a triathlete, you shouldn't forget strength training.
If you are at all interested in fitness, you should never forget strength training.  Fitness writer Sarah Wassner Flynn provides this easy-to-do strength training workout that anybody can do to gain strength in all of the key muscle areas.  Her piece appears on www.active.com. She also discusses why each strength exercise is important to performance.

Taking a break from posting for a couple of weeks.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Hydrate When It's Cold

We take for granted the importance of hydration during runs in the colder months.
In the Shut Up And Run blog, you can learn more about nine reasons why hydration is just as important during colder months as it is warmer months.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Burpees Anyone?

My good friend Mike St. Clair pointed this article out about the importance of "body weight" exercises.

Exercise with your body weight is a great form of maintaining healthy in healthy way.  Yes, that means more pushups, burpees and other fun exercises.
Read more in this post from Outside magazine written by Dr. Michael Joyner, an exercise expert at the Mayo Clinic.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Be Daring With Your Fitness

Perhaps you are looking for something a little different in your fitness routine?  Perhaps you are willing to be daring in your fitness activities?
A studio in West Des Moines, Iowa is changing its name to Club B-FIT in order to bring attention to its updated approach to "cutting edge" fitness.  This gym, among other activities, is taking a special interest in aerial fitness activities. 

Check out this post from the Des Moines Register that highlights some of the unique program offerings available through Club B-FIT.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Run Faster In Less Time

How do you run faster and spend less time doing it?
Read running coach Jason Fitzgerald's tips on how you can become a better and faster runner without investing as much time into it.  Fitzgerald's post was recently featured on www.active.com.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Get Your Brain In Shape

What is the most important muscle in your body? Your brain.

And how do you keep that muscle in shape . . . exercise according to a recent article in the Des Moines Register. "Really, the health of your brain is a full-body issue," said Valerie Stickel-Diehl, a case manager at the Ruan Neuroscience Center at Mercy Medical Center. One of her roles is to provide information for patients with any brain-related diagnosis.
"Being physically, mentally, socially active and having a good diet are essential," said Dr. Heike Schmolck, a behavioral neurologist at Mercy. "If you look at big groups of people, the ones who are active are better off."

So . . . make sure you exercise to keep that brain muscle health.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Facts About Long Runs

Running long runs as part of your training programs is a little different than other runs.

Distance running coach Jeff Galloway offers some tips about making the best of your long runs in your training.
One key to note about the long run is to treat it as an "endurance" workout, not a "speed" workout.