Strength Training for Runners: A Comprehensive Guide

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Runners are notoriously hesitant to pick up the weights and engage in strength training. The fear of getting heavy, bulky, and muscle-bound (whatever that really means) prevents many runners from looking at the gym for more than, possibly, a place to spend some time on the treadmill during harsh weather. Also, many runners don’t enjoy … Read more

Glycogen: The Best Fuel for Your Muscles

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Glycogen – Key Points: Your muscles and your liver are your two main stores of glycogen. You fill them up by eating carbohydrates. Your body prefers to use muscle glycogen to fuel intense workouts and other demanding physical work. Liver glycogen keeps your blood sugar stable when you don’t eat, like when you’re sleeping. The … Read more

Want To Run, Bike or Row Faster? Lift Some Heavy Weights!

Strength training is awesome in and of itself. However, not everyone lifts weights to get bigger and stronger for the sake of getting bigger and stronger. Any athlete who trains or competes in any kind of sport can benefit from strength training. Is your main sport time-based, meaning you run, swim, cycle or row a … Read more

Glutamine Supplements: Beneficial or a Waste of Money

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I remember when glutamine was one of the hottest supplements around. One of the go-to supplements for anyone interested in strength training, or in exercise in general for that matter. Not only could it make you bigger and stronger, it also kept the respiratory infections away and helped you recover faster after your grueling workouts. … Read more

Caffeine: Effects, Benefits, and Safety

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Which is the most popular psychoactive drug in the world? Caffeine, of course. Our favorite drug has many different physiological effects, one being potentially enhanced performance during exercise. This effect is mainly exerted by blocking the neurotransmitter adenosine from its receptors. Caffeine increases both aerobic endurance performance, muscular endurance, and even anaerobic strength and power activities … Read more