4 Ways to Increase Your Running Speed

Whether you just took up running or already prepping for your first marathon, at some point, you’re going to look for ways to increase your running speed. Of course, you can just try to push yourself to run faster, but there’s more to it than that. While it’s not (yet) possible to improve your running… Read More

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Treadmill Use

At this time of year, many people might be wondering why they need to buy a treadmill when it is only involved in getting fitters and weight loss. Others may be asking about the number of calories that they will end up burning as a result of using a treadmill. These and other questions will… Read More

What is the Validity of Critical Velocity Concept for Weighted Sprinting Performance?

Research Paper Title Validity of Critical Velocity Concept for Weighted Sprinting Performance. Background The researchers investigated the validity of a recently developed equation for predicting sprinting times of various tactical loads based upon the performance of a running 3-min all-out exercise test (3MT). Methods Thirteen recreationally trained participants completed the running 3MT to determine critical… Read More

Things To Consider Before Purchasing A Treadmill

If you are reading this article, then you might be planning to buy a treadmill shortly. Am I right? For most people, a treadmill can be a significant investment, especially for those who are more concerned about their fitness but cannot spare much time to exercise and workout in their busy routine. You might consider… Read More

Is a Submaximal 6-min Exercise Test Protocol to Assess HRC of Running Considered Valid to estimate vVO2max of Recreational Runners for both Treadmills & Outdoor Tracks?

Research Paper Title Heart rate cost of running in track estimates velocity associated with maximal oxygen uptake. Background Running velocity associated with VO2max (vVO2max) is a parameter widely used for exercise prescription and is related to endurance performance. However, the vVO2max determination usually requires a maximal effort test and equipped laboratory for expired gas analysis,… Read More

Run Slower to Run Faster!

Your muscles and heart need to be strong and your energy systems need to be taught how to work properly, and that takes time and care. Amongst other things, your exercise professional should prescribe lots of slow running, at a really easy heart rate. This is because slow (running) work gives you a long-term gain… Read More

Running: Should You be Jumping or Falling?

Running is often described as a series of jumps. When our foot strikes the ground we naturally – and partly as a result of gravity and our biomechanics – want to displace most of the energy we are subjected to upward. We are much less efficient at translating these vertical forces into a more horizontal… Read More