3 Types of Deadlifts | The What, Why + How of Conventional, Romanian + Sumo – Fitness Article

3 Types of Deadlifts | The What, Why + How of Conventional, Romanian + Sumo May 21, 2019 Deadlifts are absolutely awesome. They work pretty much your entire body, from your legs and back being the prime movers, to your core being the stabiliser – and even the brain! My clients say there are so many cues to remember for the deadlift, considering it’s essentially just picking up a weight from the floor. Not all types of deadlifts work for…

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How To Warm Up For Strength Training In Collaboration With The Sports Edit – Fitness Article

How To Warm Up For Strength Training In Collaboration With The Sports Edit May 24, 2019 “If you have no time to warm up, then you have no time to train”. Think you just need to do a few reps with an empty bar before strength training? Warming up fully will help get your muscles loose, active, and warm, which will in turn improve circulation and muscle function. It’ll activate your Central Nervous System so you can give your very…

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Is The Step-Up Really The Best Lower Body Exercise? – Fitness Article

Is The Step-Up Really The Best Lower Body Exercise? July 10, 2019 All of my clients do step-ups – whether it’s bodyweight onto a smaller step, with dumbbells onto a box, or even a barbell onto a high box – and almost all of them dislike the exercise. Vehemently. So why would I have them doing an exercise they dislike so much? Is it because I love doing step-ups, so feel I should spread the love? Actually, I hate them…

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5 Benefits Of Strength Training That Have NOTHING To Do With How You Look – Fitness Article

September 3, 2019 Yeah yeah, we get it. Everyone here knows that strength training helps you feel like a badass, but we’re pretty fed up of hearing that strength training sculpts your body and reduces belly fat. We don’t spend hours of our week lifting more than our bodyweight to look like Kim Kardashian – we do it because we know it benefits us physically, emotionally, and mentally. I’ve also been recently irritated by a Facebook ad that said resistance…

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BEING AVATAR FOR THE DAY! – Fitness Article

BEING AVATAR FOR THE DAY! I want to share an extremely rare behind-the-scenes experience I recently had with Cirque Du Soleil in Finland. They’re the world’s largest & most profitable circus troupe, and I’ve been fortunate to have seen several of their shows – and have been uniformly delighted by their exceptional choreography, their enchanting imagination, and their unbridled connection to the human soul. In Helsinki, I viewed Toruk: The First Flight, at Cirque Du Soleil ahead of the London premier, which…

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Too Sick to Run? How to Know What’s Best for Your Body – Running Fitness Article

Perhaps it’s a scratchy throat that signals you’ve caught a bug. Or maybe a pounding headache is your first clue that something’s not quite right. Whatever it is that indicates you’re starting to get sick, it’s never a welcome sign. Featured Event … This is only a snippet of a Running Fitness Article written by Christine Skopec Read Full Arrived

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A Breaking BQ Project Update – Running Fitness Article

Editor’s Note: This post is written by Eddie Phillips, one of our 2017 Breaking B.Q. Project participants. In 2017, Minneapolis Running followed the journey of five runners striving for a 2018 or 2019 Boston Qualifying mark. We covered their training, tracked their progress, and cheered them into the finish line with the hopes of lining up in Hopkinton the following year. Below, Eddie shares his story of continuing to pursue the BQ dream and his results. Related: An Introduction to…

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Make Your Next Gym Workout Fun with these 55 Exercises – Running Fitness Article

Make Your Next Gym Workout Fun with these 55 Exercises Editor’s Note: This post is written by Indriyas Wahyuni and has been edited for length and clarity. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Minneapolis Running. Featured Event Exercising at the gym is one of those activities that can easily become monotonous and quite boring over long periods of time. This repetitiveness can lead one to stop exercising altogether…

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Here are 5 Strategies to Prevent Overtraining Syndrome – Running Fitness Article

Here are 5 Strategies to Prevent Overtraining Syndrome I vividly remember the first time I ever saw a teammate fall victim to overtraining syndrome. A few of our track relays had the opportunity to travel to North Carolina to compete at the national level right after my junior year. This particular teammate was a hard worker and incredibly talented. She could kick butt in every event from the 400 meters to the farthest races. Featured Event We continued training after…

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