Runners World Feb 2011
RUNNERS WORLD FEBRUARY 2011
ON THE RUN - STEP IT UP ARTICLE
The idea of taking 10,000 Steps per day may seem unobtainable to some, but small increases each week reap rewards. According to the Journal of Physical Activity and Health, when people increase the amount of steps they take each day by 3000 over a period of 12 weeks they can look forward to significant improvements in blood chemistry, levels of fasting glucose and waist circumference.
ON THE RUN - BREATHE EASY ARTICLE
Adding breathing exercise to your interval training can increase running performance, according to new research in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Researches recuited 18 non-professional athletes and assigned each either a six week interval program or an interval program plus breathing exercises. Those doing the breathing exercises were able to undertake a 27 per cent higher trainiong load and made greater running improvements over the six weeks.