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Pros and Cons of Beach Running

Thinking about testing out the beach for your next run? It’s definitely worth a shot! On a sunny morning, beaches can be one of the most beautiful and calming places to go for a run. And if you find the right one, you might have access to an endless expanse of flat sand. Beach running will... Read More

Challenge Dad With This Father’s Day Workout Plan

Working out together is one of the best ways to bond with Dad. You can motivate each other to work hard, show the ol ' man how much fitter you are than him, and then indulge in a post-workout meal! So amp up your father bonding time and challenge him to this workout plan on Father’s Day. Read More

Why You Should Never Wear a Heart Rate Monitor Chest Strap Again

Heart rate monitor chest straps are unpleasant, to say the least; they cut, slip, chafe, and need to be washed as often as you use them. Since we know most people hate wearing chest straps, we asked our  Facebook  fans to fill in the blank : "I don't wear a chest strap... Read More

3 Activities To Increase Your Heart Rate

  The heart beats 100,000 times a day, is the size of your fist, and creates enough energy to drive a truck 20 miles. Yes, the heart is our hardest working and most important muscle. And while Personal Activity Intelligence (PAI) makes it easy to understand what our heart is... Read More

6 Stretching Exercises Every Runner Needs To Know

Stretching exercises enable your joints to function at full range of motion, decrease the risk of injury or soreness, and promote recovery. You can loosen up before a run with dynamic stretches, and bring your heart rate down after a run with static stretches. We’ll list both of these types of... Read More

Running Drills: Master Your Run Finesse

This article piggybacks my last post, Running Drills: Master Your Run Form , where I introduced one of the most basic run form fundamentals called, The Lean. Seems easy enough, right? Just lean? Not so. The drills require lots of practice and repetition. The Lean is just the tip of the iceberg in... Read More

10 Tips to Balance Endurance Training, Work & Family

Most of us runners, cyclists, swimmers, and triathletes do not have the lion’s share of our time available to train. Most of us have to work to earn a living and some of us have a family to take care of, too, which usually means that the balance in our life isn’t easily achieved. Often... Read More

The Best Training Plan Ever: Listen to Your Body

I’m about to let you in on a secret about the best training plan ever written. This won’t take long so pay attention. The best training plan isn’t one that you follow – it’s the one that follows you . What I mean is that the perfect plan would constantly change... Read More

Beginning with Spinning

New to spinning, or a seasoned spinner? Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, spin jargon can be confusing. Spinning terminology varies across instructors and bike brands, so in order to help you navigate through your spin routine, Sydney D'Agostino put together a glossary of sorts to... Read More

Heart Rate Training Workout for Cyclists: Pyramid Sets

Goal: To Improve Performance & Resting Heart Rate Whether you’re lifting weights, running track or cycling the street, if you keep using the same old workout routine, plateaus are bound to happen. The human muscular system constantly works to adapt itself to the physical stresses being placed... Read More