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TRX for Climbers: An Affordable Training Tool

Glancing at the scabrous backs of my hands as I type, it’s obvious to me that climbing season is ramping up. This is a wonderful time of year for many reasons. First, rock climbing is cheaper than skiing, so I’m looking forward to my paychecks going farther. Also, my chances of suffering a life-altering knee

Strength Training Program for Endurance Runners

Evan Stevens Endurance athletes have a tendency to ditch the weights for added miles. Sure, added miles means more endurance; the longer your race, the more time on your feet you will want to log. Yet strength training is an integral part of any distance program. It is something that I’ve seen a lot of

Agility & Weightlifting for Sprinters | FastTwitchGrandma Sprinting Tips & Tricks

In sprinting, one must be able to have an explosive start by exploding from the hips, foot strength along with stable movement, core control, and the ability to extend and contract muscles quickly. As a sprinter, weightlifting has been my go-to in achieving the attributes of a competitive runner. Exercises: 1. Single Leg Hops

Upper Body Workouts For Distance Runners

When we run long distances it is crucial to focus on form, function, and balance. Running efficiency is effected by all of these, and it will subsequently impact performance if not properly addressed. By limiting twisting motions and arm flailing, we prevent unnecessary energy loss and perform better. The best way to ensure this is

12 Strength Exercises For Middle Distance Runners | FastTwitchGrandma Sprinting Tips & Tricks

FastTwitchGrandma brand ambassador and author Evan Stevens goes through a strength training regime for middle distance runners. He focuses on dynamic balance with emphasis on form and quick movements emphasizing power. 12 Featured Exercises: Bosu Ball Planks With Hip Raise + Knee Drive Bosu Ball Lunge Pistol Squats Bosu Ball Squats Dumbbell Squat Jumps

Learn How to Train Like a Masters Sprinter

Meet FastTwitchGrandma masters sprinter Nick Berra. Berra is a 2-time USATF Masters Athlete of the year, 2015 World Masters Bronze Medalist, and 2-time World Indoor Champion in the 800m and 1500m races. In the above video Nick shares his workout routine that allows him to perform stronger than ever, even as a masters athlete. This

Achieve Optimal Bone Health With High Intensity Interval Training

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Increase Strength, Increase Lifespan – Powerlifting Could Change Your Life

Katie Rose Hejtmanek, PhD, Anthropologist  Increase Strength, Increase Lifespan Part 2 – Powerlifting as Life Changing Sport In my previous article, I showed that some research investigates the relationship between muscle mass, power, strength, and the health of older adults. This research suggests that increasing muscle mass, power, and strength will improve the health of older

Carpe Diem, The Series: “DID SOMEONE STEAL THE SUN?!”

Paul Stevens For those of us who live around the Great Lakes area, we share a common affliction. The month of November is probably the dullest month of the year in terms of what seems like endless grey skies, falling leaves and temperatures, not to mention the constant threat of rain and wind. It can

The Skinny On Cold Baths – Do They Actually Work and If So How?

Gillian White - BSc., MSc., PhD Candidate, University of Toronto, Department of Exercise Sciences The Skinny On Cold Baths – Do They Actually Work and If So How? Getting the most out of your workouts, paradoxically, can be as much about what you do during your workout as it has to do with what you