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Why keeping a diary is so important to a runner’s health

Why keeping a diary is so important to a runner’s health

One of the reasons it’s important to keep a running diary is that running is a lifetime endeavor, like health and fitness. A season from now, a year from now, even a decade from now, runners can look back at how far they’ve progressed. Keeping a diary of their workouts allows them to capture two of the most beautiful elements of running—its measurability and its comparability. read more
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Seven primary influencers of running economy

Seven primary influencers of running economy

As with many aspects of running performance, genetic differences play a major role in the variation of running economy between runners. In his new book, two-time San Francisco Marathon winner Pete Pfitzinger details the seven primary influencers of running economy—and how running economy can be significantly improved through training. read more
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Learn how to explain, demonstrate, and correct exercises when working with clients

Learn how to explain, demonstrate, and correct exercises when working with clients

First impressions about the prescription form in the demonstration stage and continue to be reinforced through subsequent workouts and all the stages of monitoring. There is a relative paucity of articles concerning the teaching and demonstration of new exercise skills, despite the fact that this often constitutes a vast majority of the time of a personal fitness trainer. read more
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Prescribe training methods to balance and strengthen muscles

Prescribe training methods to balance and strengthen muscles

Muscles that are too short are often strong and hold antagonists in a lengthened and weakened position. These muscles need to be lengthened and made more flexible through stretching. read more
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Design exercise routines to maintain mobility in elderly clients

Design exercise routines to maintain mobility in elderly clients

Having followed the component guidelines, the prescription process should continue with the selection of exercises that simulate the movements of everyday activities encountered by your client. This functional training involves physical activities that are designed to make tasks and activities of daily living easier, safer, and more efficient. read more
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Maintain correct positions during tai chi practice

Maintain correct positions during tai chi practice

During tai chi practice, the head should remain straight and upright with the neck straight, and the head should not incline in any direction. read more
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Learn which muscles govern movement in the body

Learn which muscles govern movement in the body

The skeletal muscles can be divided into three groups (figure 2.5): 1. Muscles governing movement of the upper extremities. 2. Muscles governing moment of the trunk and spine (including breathing musculature). 3. Muscles governing movement of the lower extremities. read more
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Frederic Delavier Books

Develop the body you desire with help from Frédéric Delavier read more
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Three types of Masters Athletes

Three types of Masters Athletes

Not all masters runners are created alike. Because of differences in training background and motivation, some masters athletes experience a period of record-setting racing while others struggle to ward off a steady decline. read more
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Classic Kettlebell Lifts

Classic Kettlebell Lifts

Once you have become familiar with a proper warm-up and the introductory kettlebell movements, it’s time to learn the classical kettlebell lifts. read more
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