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Pilates Hundred Exercise

The 20-Week Hard-Training Program The initial goal of my hard-training program is to condition myself to be able to run 112 km/week, a distance that I have also found to …

Post Pregnancy Belly Exercises

When on the Road, Run Defensively Once fitness improves, it becomes necessary, sooner or later, to run on the roads. Once that happens, you become exposed to the runner’s greatest …

Weight Loss Challenge Tips

Sleeping Time Although the amounts of time that individuals sleep can vary quite remarkably, with some sleeping as little as 4 hours a night, the average person sleeps between 7 …

Wall Yoga Poses

LEARN FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE Every athlete is different. Although the training approach described in this post has general application to all athletes, the specific details will vary from individual to …

Yoga For Scoliosis Poses

All running must be done at a comforExercises pace, without concern for speed (second law of training). The essential feature during this period of running is not to become breathless …

Spring Exercise Tips

The First 6 Weeks Having completed a 10-week break-in period similar to the one described under training for the 10-km race or standard marathon, I am ready to start increasing …

Pro Bulimia Tips Weight Loss

Many runners make a critical error in believing that decreases in performance during these sessions indicate they are not sufficiently motivated and are not trying hard enough. So, instead of …

Yoga Poses Flashcards

FOLLOW THESE OTHER PRACTICAL TIPS Learn How to Breath Properly Runners should learn yoga breathing, or “belly breathing,” which involves breathing predominantly with the diaphragm rather than with the chest …

Yoga Poses For Kids Printable

The First 6 Weeks The next phase of my 20-week hard-training cycle differs depending on whether I am preparing for a 10-km race, a standard marathon, or an ultramarathon. The …

Common Yoga Poses

Beginning Runner’s Ultramarathon Training Program Surprisingly, there are some runners for whom the marathon is not enough. Those who have completed a marathon and who wish to tackle an ultramarathon …

Rapid Weight Loss Tips

The Last 4 Weeks During the last 4 weeks before the ultramarathon, I reduce training distance according to the formula that Fordyce developed (see Exercises 8.27): from 100% in the …

Yoga Balance Poses

Weather Conditions You need to take special precautions if you wish to exercise in severe environmental conditions (see post 4). For more mild conditions, I advise runners not to exercise …

Frog Yoga Pose

Peaking (Sharpening) Peaking consists of any of a number of different training methods, which are all performed at race pace or faster for varying lengths of time. The most common …

Exercise Video For Pregnancy

DECIDE WHETHER YOU NEED MEDICAL CLEARANCE A question that inevitably arises is whether persons taking up exercise in middle age should have exhaustive medical evaluations before they start. Ideally the …

Suicide Run Exercise

Pattern. Our kids run two workouts that I consider fairly hard, on Tuesday And Saturday. On Thursday they might do a little quality work, but it’s short and not very …

Fastest Weight Loss Tips

To my knowledge, the first author to point this out was Prokop (1963-1964), who noted that there are two types of athletes: the “short-swing” and the “long-swing” types. Short-swing athletes …

Yoga Poses For Hip Pain

ANALYZE YOUR LEVELS OF MOTIVATION AND PERSONAL DISCIPLINE At least in the beginning, running is neither easy nor enjoyable. You need great motivation and personal discipline to survive the first …