Date: 22 Feb 2018 - 10:35
Along with exercise and good nutrition habits, experts agree that sleep is equally fundamental to an athlete’s health and performance. But studies show that in addition to factors such as room temperature and light from electronics, hydration also plays a role when it comes to obtaining restorative shut-eye. According to the National Sleep Foundation, a lack of fluids can impair sleep, making you feel sluggish and irritable during the day.
“Even a slight level of dehydration will make you sleep lighter,” adds Chris Winter, M.D., a sleep specialist based in Charlottesville, Virginia. Here, he weighs in on an ideal hydration timeline.
Date: 25 Jan 2018 - 15:49
Date: 25 Jan 2018 - 11:40
How many times have you made a new year’s resolution and not stuck to it? If you’re like most people, the answer is the same as your age. In other words, every…single…year.
And every single year tons of magazines put out articles telling you why 92% of us fail to stick to our resolutions, and why this year will be different if you just choose a realistic goal:
Date: 07 Dec 2017 - 15:21
Holiday preparations, family visits, and epic meals… end-of-the-year festivities can make it feel impossible to avoid skipping workouts, gaining weight, and landing on January 1st with a momentous hangover.
This "Holiday Survival Guide" from Precision Nutrition aims to help you on how to eat smart and move more intentionally during the holiday season.
Holiday Survival Tool #1Article: Eat slowly and to “satisfied” instead of “stuffed”
Date: 07 Dec 2017 - 14:36
When it comes to exercising, form is everything. The better your form, the more effectively you’ll work the muscles you’re looking to target. But some common form slip-ups tend leave people sidelined. Help eliminate exercise-induced pain by keeping these cues at the forefront of your fitness.
Rounding Your Back
Date: 15 Nov 2017 - 09:01
So you want to join Warrior or any training group, but it’s all a bit too intimidating? We get it, we’ve all been there: checked online, found a training you would like to join, Google-d and found the location. But as soon as we arrive, the fear of introducing ourselves can sometimes be enough to stop us from even stepping foot onto the training ground. Not anymore, because we’ve got a few conversation starters to break the ice and get the conversation flowing with your new crew.
Date: 03 Nov 2017 - 12:03
Using nothing but your own bodyweight can be extremely effective and make you insanely strong. Plus, it’s super accessible—equipment-free bodyweight workouts can be done almost anywhere and require no expensive gear or gym membership.
Date: 23 Oct 2017 - 09:59
When motivation is low and your mind is screaming for excuses, there’s one thing we’re sure will get you off the couch and onto the training ground: your training buddies. We know it’s not always easy to join a training group and some friends require more persuading than others, but together, we are stronger and faster than ever. So, don’t give up.
Date: 16 Oct 2017 - 10:52
Different locations offer various surfaces to train on. As your body is always in contact with the ground, it's important to learn more about different surfaces and their impact on training. So let's scratch the surfaces and see what your best options are.
The training spot : Lost in the Wild
Date: 29 Aug 2017 - 09:01
Do you know people who always choose a long run after work over a cozy night with pizza, Netflix and a glass of wine? Or don’t join you for that second cocktail and leave the party early because they want to be fit for tomorrow’s morning workout? These people seem to have their sh** together, right? But why are these choices so easy for them to make and rather than a struggle, it’s what they actually prefer to do? Read on to find out how you too can train your brain to crave a workout, rather than dread it.
Date: 28 Aug 2017 - 08:45
A couple of weeks ago, we came across an interesting documentary on Netflix called the Barkley Marathon. Some of you may have heard of it (especially if you're an avid trail runner) but to most of us, the name does not ring a bell.
Date: 21 Aug 2017 - 17:32
If your foot hurts every morning with your first steps of the day, or the first mile of your long run is crazy-painful, you might be dealing with a common (yet frustrating) condition that threatens to sideline millions of everyday walkers and athletes each year.
Date: 05 Aug 2017 - 15:49
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Date: 29 Jun 2017 - 11:16
The modern "hydration industry" has convinced many people in the world of health and fitness that dehydration is a terrifying fate to be avoided at all costs. Whether it's a bandolier-style "hydration belt" or buckets of blue "sports recovery drink", products that supposedly help us stay hydrated abound.
But do we really need to worry about this?
How much hydration do you really need?
Probably not quite this much.
Date: 26 Jun 2017 - 14:36
By Tan Chin Chin
"If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience life, run a marathon."
(The only person to win the 5,000 meters, 10,000 meters and the marathon in a single Olympics.)
Date: 25 Jun 2017 - 18:24
Recovery and tapering down is part of the process we need in our work out schedule in order to achieve optimal physical performance. We have been told the importance of taking a rest day instead of hitting hard in our training countless times by our coaches or fitness advisory. Yet some of us feel a cloud of guilt haning over our heads whispering into our heads, "maybe I shouldn't slack off", "maybe I shouldn't get carried away over the holidays and ate so much!", "maybe I shouldn't skip this session", "I feel tired, but my race is coming up so I should just go for my training". Are these confessions and expressions familiar to you?
Date: 25 Jun 2017 - 16:49
The Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) is a way of measuring physical activity intensity level. Perceived exertion is how hard you feel like your body is working. It is based on physical sensations you experience during the physical activity, including increased heart rate, increased respiration or breathing rate, increased sweating and muscle fatigue. Although, this is a subjective measure, a person's exertion rating may provide a good estimate of the actual heart rate during physical activity (Borg, 1998).