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November 16

6 Dynamic Stretches Every Runner Should Be Doing Before a Workout

6 Dynamic Stretches Every Runner Should Be Doing Before a Workout October 15, 2018 Complete a round of these dynamic stretches before you hit the road. It’s no secret that consistent running puts some serious stress on the body, so before you step into the high-impact activity, it’s best to prime your muscles and joints…

November 16

4 EXPERT STRATEGIES EVERY RUNNER SHOULD KNOW TO STAVE OFF SHIN SPLINTS

4 EXPERT STRATEGIES EVERY RUNNER SHOULD KNOW TO STAVE OFF SHIN SPLINTS  Share  Tweet  Pin It GOOD SWEAT  EMILY ABBATE, OCTOBER 10, 2018  PIN IT Photo: Getty/Franckreporter Aside from the dreaded side stitch and uncomfortable chafing, shin splints are one of the biggest pains for a runner to get mid-stride. They’re mega frustrating and can be debilitating—especially when…

November 16

IS IT BETTER FOR YOUR BODY TO RUN IN THE MORNING OR AT NIGHT?

IS IT BETTER FOR YOUR BODY TO RUN IN THE MORNING OR AT NIGHT?  Share  Tweet  Pin It GOOD SWEAT  EMILY ABBATE, OCTOBER 12, 2018  PIN IT Photo: Getty/Running Some mornings you roll out of bed and tackling a treadmill run feels like an uphill battle—even at a zero percent incline. Other days, you’ve got nothing left in the…

November 16

6 Desk Exercises You Should Do If You Sit All Day

6 Desk Exercises You Should Do If You Sit All Day Sitting for several hours a day isn’t healthy for anyone—but especially not runners. Here’s what to do. BY AMY SCHLINGER OCT 18, 2018 RUNNER’S WORLD If you’re like us, morning runs are an integral part of your routine: You wake up, sip a cup of…

November 16

What Is IT Band Syndrome and How Do You Treat It?

What Is IT Band Syndrome and How Do You Treat It? From causes to prevention, here’s everything athletes should know about this common—yet frustrating—condition. By Locke Hughes | Oct 22, 2018 Topics: injuries, knee pain, running Photo: Tony Anderson / Getty Images For runners, cyclists, or any endurance athletes, hearing the words “IT band syndrome” is like hearing…

November 16

4 Super-Important Foot Stretches for Runners

4 Super-Important Foot Stretches for Runners PIN IT     BY EMILY ABBATE If something’s up with your feet—whether it’s low-key arch pain or something more intense like plantar fasciitis—it can get in the way of a lot. You’re aware of the discomfort the moment you get out of bed in the morning, when you’re walking (sometimes, hobbling) to the…

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November 16

What’s Better: Walking Uphill or Downhill?

What’s Better: Walking Uphill or Downhill? BY EMILY ABBATE OCTOBER 14, 2018 Even if you feel like you’re in good shape, tackling hills on foot is tough. Most people assume going uphill is more difficult than going down; however, both sides of the hill have their pros and cons. Inclines can be a great way to burn…

November 16

4 Reasons You Feel Pain on the Top of Your Foot

4 Reasons You Feel Pain on the Top of Your Foot Top-of-foot pain plagues runners for a few different reasons. Here’s how to deal, plus when to see a doc. BY KIERA CARTER OCT 9, 2018 GETTY IMAGESPEOPLEIMAGES Even though you work your whole body when running (including your arms, hips, and core), your feet bear a lot of the burden.…

October 17

Toe Extension Plantar Fascia Stretch

Toe Extension Plantar Fascia Stretch

October 11

Kneeling Thoracic Extension

Kneeling Thoracic Extension

October 11

Seated Scapular Retraction w/ Bilateral Shoulder ER

Seated Scapular Retraction w/ Bilateral Shoulder ER

October 11

Seated Chest Opener

Seated Chest Opener