Training

  • Train For Your Vertical Marathon with 5 Excellent Workouts

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    Vertical marathons involve a special set of challenges compared to regular marathons, and completing one such as the upcoming Swissotel Vertical Marathon will definitely be no easy feat. Participants will have to overcome gravity and fatigue while scaling up the 73-storey building! But you’ll be rewarded with an excellent panoramic view of Singapore’s city skyline!…

  • Understand the Revised IPPT System and Score for Your 2.4KM Run

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    Recently, MINDEF announced a revised IPPT system. The new IPPT system has been changed to 3 stations, requiring people to do push ups and sit ups while retaining the 2.4km run. Of the 3 fitness stations, the 2.4km run remains as the station that requires a base foundation of training in order to pass. How…

  • Hamstring Stretch Exercise Limbers You Up Before a Run!

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    Tight hamstrings are a common complaint for lots of runners. Here’s a great warmup exercise to stretch your hamstrings before a run! Lie down on the ground on your back. Bend one of your knees so that your foot touches the floor. Lift your other leg up straight up in the air. Loop a towel…

  • Beat Treadmill Boredom with These 4 Engaging Workouts!

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    This might have happened to you before: It’s raining out and you don’t want to ruin your brand new pair of running shoes. With a resigned sigh, you head to the runners’ last resort: the dreaded treadmill. But treadmill running doesn’t have to be boring! Put on your earphones, blast your favourite music and try…

  • Try Hill Running to Improve Your Timing

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    Running on the flat roads of your neighbourhood or a treadmill may be good exercise, but a great many races take place outdoors where the terrain is far more variable. You might find yourself struggling up elevations you have never done before and are not prepared to face. To not only improve your conditioning, hill…

  • Prevent Groin and Inner Thigh Strain with this Stretch

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    This groin and inner thigh stretch is excellent for helping to prevent your groin or inner thigh muscles from straining while running. Sit down onto the floor and join the soles of your feet together. Place your elbows next to your inner knees. Taking care not to hunch your back, lean forward slowly until you…

  • Getting Started with CrossFit: Tips and Common Mistakes

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    According to CrossFit.com, their unique exercise program now has more than 5,500 gym locations and 35,000 accredited trainers worldwide. Clearly, CrossFit is more than a passing fitness fad. Since its start in May 2003, the CrossFit brand has found a global audience who has discovered the benefits of this training program. Known for its nearly…

  • The Heel to Glute Stretch Improves Your Balance and Flexibility

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    This stretch helps to improve the dynamic flexibility of your quadriceps and hip flexors. It is a great warmup exercise before your run. Squat slightly on your left leg. Use your left hand to take hold of your right foot, in order to lift up it and your right leg gently towards your glutes. Raise…

  • Singapore Hill Running and Trekking: 10 Best Hills To Explore for Nature Runners

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    Living in the hubbub of excitement in Singapore, there are times when you want to step back and simply unwind. Going out on the hills and hiking the nature trails is not only an inexpensive and great way to stay fit but it also gives you a piece of mind. The adrenaline rush fuels your…

  • How Pilates Will Enhance Your Running Performance

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    Runners everywhere are always looking for ways to improve their performance. They are adding additional workouts to supplement their daily running routines to enhance performance. Pilates is gaining popularity with runners for many reasons. Since the beginning, Pilates has proven to be a healthy way to maximize the impact of working out while minimizing unnecessary…

  • Hamstring and Gluteal Stretch Helps Improve Your Running Form

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    This stretch will help loosen your upper hamstrings, along with your gluteal muscles (buttocks). Lie on your back. Bend your right knee towards your chest. Once your right knee is at your chest, put your arms around your right shin and bring it as close to your body as you are able to. Hold for…