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“Burning Hell” – The Tabata Protocol

Do you find yourself skipping the occasional workout due to a tight schedule?  Are you missing runs due to an injury that’s aggravated with running, but which might tolerate a cross-training activity just fine?  Is your desire to lose weight what gets you out the door to exercise, and yet you’re still wondering why the pounds aren’t melting away?  The Tabata Protocol may just be the answer you’re looking for, as it provides both aerobic and anaerobic training benefits in a very short amount of time, and can be done in ways that provide cross-training opportunities for everyone.

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Yoga for Runners (Part 1 of 2)

“Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape!” (author unknown)

Two topics can be counted on to crop up in any conversation between two runners.  First, there will be juicy details about the latest run.  This will likely be followed by commiserations over the most recent injuries or nagging pains.  After all, anyone putting in enough miles can count on experiencing their share of stiff hips and tight quads.  Fussy hamstrings or tight calf muscles.  Low back tweaks or a random hitch in their gitty-up.  Many of these issues are directly attributable to repetitive use; runners get used to living with overuse injuries. Continue reading

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