Posts Tagged ‘running’

Opinion: Stressed Out? Take Your Time

The other day, I decided to go for a run outside. This is a typical activity here in the city, but you might be interested to know that I don’t run, like ever. I never particularly enjoyed it, and my lack of attention to the monotony of running doesn’t help. But considering that it was…

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Why You’re Just Running In Circles With Cardio

You either love cardio, or you absolutely hate it. Honestly, I think that only endurance athletes like marathoners, rowers, and swimmers like cardio, and the rest of us hate it. But perhaps the former love it only because they can look past the fact that being in the midst of a long run or a…

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Opinion: Let’s Face It, You Hate Running

Hear me out on this one. A lot of people say that they enjoy running, but there is a good chance that all of them actually hate it. Let’s face it, when you’re in the moment, running doesn’t actually feel pleasant. It’s hard to find joy when you’re out on the trail or the road,…

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Dominating at the Deadline: Marathon Prep Part II

Don’t look now, but the New York City Marathon is now less than two weeks away, and by now, I hope that you’re about 95% ready to run it. In a previous blog, we discussed in broad terms what the last month of your training for the marathon should be like, and went briefly into…

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The Last Leg of 26.2: What’s Actually Happening?

Let’s envision a hypothetical scenario here. You and a good friend are running the marathon, and both of you have nearly identical athletic and physical qualities. For much of the race, the two of you run in close proximity to one another, and sometimes even side-by-side. It’s only a matter of time before the finish…

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How’s Your Marathon Prep Going?

The New York City Marathon is less than a month away, and now that we’re coming down into the homestretch, it’s a great time to check in and see how your training and preparation for the marathon is going. 26.2 is a fitness goal that has a deadline–the marathon won’t be postponed because you’re not…

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Opinion: With Your Clients, Build a Foundation First

Most coaches and trainers first get into the industry because they were once athletes or have always been interested in exercise. Since I’ve started coaching, I’ve witnessed numerous trainers try to force-feed complex movements to clients in an effort to get them in shape, without the slightest idea of what their movement foundations are like.…

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Opinion: What the New Apple Watch Means for Your Fitness

Somewhat lost in all the hype surrounding the latest iPhones is the next generation of the Apple Watch. Series 3 now brings aboard cellular capabilities that allow you to take phone calls without having your phone on you at all. But what has always appealed to me about the Watch are its health monitoring features,…

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Move of the Week: Bulgarian Split-squat

Do you know what percentage of the time you spend on one foot when you’re running? If you do, you’ll understand why this move is important. THE MOVE: Bulgarian Split-squat MOVEMENT PATTERN AND MUSCLES WORKED: Lunge; quads, glutes, and hamstrings. WHY DO IT: When you run, you are never on both feet at any point during the…

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What defines your fitness mindset?

What are the common threads that define a fitness mindset, and how will these you weave these threads into your mentality? Lately, I’ve been reading a lot about the mental side of fitness. In light of a few articles that I’ve read and the scientific research that they explore, it should come as no surprise…

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