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How to run the 400m hurdles

The 400m hurdles is one of the most challenging events in track and field. It requires the athlete to have speed endurance, acceleration, and an explosive ability to jump over the hurdles without losing their cadence, tempo, or velocity during the race. The race is one of the most technical events in track and field …

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Best running watches

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. However, the experiences and recommendations are my own. I’ve been doing athletic running activities since the early nineties and one of the items that always came in handy was an electric watch. We would either use a stopwatch or a wristwatch to help us with our training activities, which …

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Sprinting on a treadmill

Sprinting on a treadmill

Treadmills are a great option for running and will provide you with a sprinting option, however sprinting on a treadmill won’t provide as many benefits compared to sprinting on a solid surface such as grass or a track. Treadmills force you to use your entire body when running, which means your body will be moving …

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Sprinting form

Alot of athletic coaches will focus on sprinting form. It’s important, but what is more important is to have the strength, power, conditioning, and speed turnover that will allow you to run fast. No matter how great your sprinting form is, it will never allow you to outrun another athlete that has more speed, power, …

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Explosive speed workouts

If you want to get fast quickly, you need to improve your explosiveness. And to do this, you need to develop power by conditioning your body with explosive speed workouts. You need to increase your stride length, and turnover speed in order to run faster. To increase your stride length, you must increase the horizontal …

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How to breathe while running.

Many people that start running find themselves short of breath and unable to maintain the intensity that is required for their run. There are a couple of things to this. Your body will adjust and you will develop a breathing pattern that will suit your running style and intensity demand. You will use a rhythm …

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Running and lower back pain.

It’s really important that you understand how your body works so you can minimize the risk of injury. One of the things that runners will experience is lower back pain. Unfortunately, runners won’t understand why or how they are getting the pain in their lower back. And when the pain comes, what they need to …

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Running to lose weight

Running to lose weight

Is it really effective to do running exercises to lose weight? The quick answer is yes. But it isn’t as straightforward as running and losing weight. You can maximize the intensity of your exercise by doing running activities. The more intense you do the running, the higher your heart rate will be. The longer you …

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Sprint starts

Sprint start

Getting a great start in a race will put you at an advantage. Once you are in front at the start, the rest of the field has to play catch-up with your pace, speed, and deceleration. If you have done the right speed-endurance conditioning training, your competitors will find it difficult to catch you if …

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