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It's pretty standard to get tight calves running. Whether it's how you run or what shoes you're wearing, calf tightness during running and calf tightness after running can be fixed. Here are a few tips and tricks to reduce the tightness in your calves. what are the calf muscles? The calf muscle group consists of the gastrocnemius and the soleus muscles. The gastrocnemius is the larger muscle which originates just above the back of the knee and attaches via the Achilles tendon to the back of the heel.Meanwhile, the soleus muscle is far deeper and originates from below the knee...

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As a runner, you often set big goals. You may have set your goal to complete your first half marathon or an array of running events. But what happens when you achieve these goals? It isn't uncommon to lose motivation and fall off the bandwagon.  If this sounds like you, you may have focused too much on the outcome. So, how about we set some goals on the process instead? Setting process-orientated goals will enable you to achieve small but frequent victories.  Healthy habits will boost your consistency, and consistent runners are the most successful.  Here are six tips to help you get on...

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What is fartlek training? What are some fartlek training examples? Swedish for "speed play", fartlek is a form of interval training that is effective for your running speed and endurance.

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While strength training is often disregarded in many training blocks, its the backbone of a consistent, enduring and successful running program. Supplementing running with strengthening exercises will not only help you prevent injury, but it will also help you to perform faster. Here are our top 5 strengthening exercises all runners should do.   Squats An essential for all runners, squats are a great way to work your glutes, quads and hamstrings.  Click here for a video on how to squat by Bowflex.   Jump squats Or squat jumps, whatever works for you on that front. Jump squats help you develop...

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If you're tired of running endlessly on the track, treadmill or sidewalk, trail running may be just the right solution for you. There are plenty of health benefits, so why not join the increasing number of runners who are giving trail running a go? Here are the only five reasons you need to join the growing trend. 1. Burn more calories. Uphill, downhill, you get the picture. The changes in elevation and even terrain are said to improve your caloric uptake by upwards of 60-90 cal per hour. If you're genuinely game and decide to run at altitude, you'll see...

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