Stretching: Secret to Running Better, Faster and Longer

Stretching: Secret to Running Better, Faster and Longer

Stretching can improve your stride, which may actually increase your pace. Improved stride and increased pace practically means better, faster, and longer running sessions. Stretching (as your warm-up) can also help you avoid injuries. Health.com recommends doing the following steps:Downward-facing dogThis move prevents tightness in the backs of your legs, improve your stride length, and prevent calf cramping. To do the downward-facing dog, pull your hips up and your heels down to form an invert…

Why Stretching Is Important

Why Stretching Is Important

If you plunge headlong into a workout routine without prepping your body, you are setting yourself up for injuries and after-exercise pains. Warming UpWarming up before an exercise routine is important because it prevents scenario above from happening. Warm-up activities may refer to several light-aerobic and cardiovascular activities. A warm-up literally involves warming up your body and muscle temperature. In addition, warming up:raises your heart and respiratory rateincreases the amount of ox…

Understanding Common Injuries

Understanding Common Injuries

Common injuries can happen to anyone not too careful. The body may be strong, but they can also fall risk to injuries in certain situations. Different injuries can affect muscles, bones, joints as well as your tendons and ligaments. Here is a better understanding of injuries and how you can deal with them. Injury CausesThere are many types of instances where an injury can be caused. One of the most common would be while doing strenuous physical activity such as exercise and playing in contact sp…

Warming Up Before Doing Exercise

Warming Up Before Doing Exercise

The definition of a warm-up is a gradual increase of intensity in the activity of certain muscles, joints and parts of the body which will be essentially used. For example, in a soccer match, a player might warm up by slowly jogging to warm up the muscles and to speed up the heart rate. What this does is it prepares the different muscles for a particular exercise or range of motion. It is very important that the warm up exercise that a person does is relevant to the activity that he or she will …

Strength Training Exercises

Strength Training Exercises

Aerobic Exercise Aerobics directly exercises your heart muscle, strengthening your cardiovascular system and improving your body’s endurance. Aerobic exercise is any exercise that causes you to breathe harder and forces your heart to beat faster to supply your muscles with enough oxygen to cover the extra demand. Aerobics lowers cholesterol and blood pressure and burns calories for weight loss Aerobics should include at least 20 minutes of exercise at least three times a week Popular aerobic exe…

Avoid Injury When Working Out

Avoid Injury When Working Out

We’ve always heard that prevention is better than cure. Doing some measures to avoid muscle injury is better than spending a lot of time (not to mention a lot of money) in treating your injury. And preparation is applied to everyone, regardless of your personal workout choice.Many common exercise injuries stem from overlooking two basic routines: warm-up and stretching. Let’s take a look on how to perform them properly.Warm-up If you’re exercising in the morning, blood flow and…