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  • 5 Kettlebells Exercise Made Simple for Runners

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    Kettlebells are a familiar place in fitness clubs and sports stores across Singapore, but have you ever used them? While these oddly shaped weights can seem intimidating, they are a fantastic and simple tool to use for an all-over body workout for runners of all shapes and sizes. Remember to consult a qualified fitness professional…

  • 8 Great Exercises To Combine With Your Running Routine

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    Running is one of the best exercises you can do, but the same routine can get you into a rut. To get a true whole body workout, to engage your core and upper body muscles, and to add a lot of interest, incorporate the following 8 exercises into your running routine. Planks Begin and end…

  • 5 Pilates Exercises Runners Can Do at Home

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    Improving your running is not just about pounding the pavement. Give your feet a break and work your core with this selection of 5 key Pilates exercises that are sure to have you running tall and strong at your next race! Abdominal Curl This is a great exercise that strengthens all of the abdominals. When…

  • Do the Plank Exercise for a Rock Hard Core!

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    The wonderful advantage of doing the plank exercise is that it helps to build your strength and endurance, which is important for those who run on a daily basis and/or preparing for a marathon. Lie down on the floor on your stomach. Extend both of your arms ahead of you, as well as both of…

  • Why Children Should Join Parents in Running Events

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    Running has been an age-old activity for parents looking to escape from day-to-day work-related stress and family obligations. For many parents, running is a children-free event. But did you know that allowing your children to run with you can offer a wide range of benefits? Today, we look at some of the key benefits of…

  • The Quadriceps Stretch Prevents Your Thighs From Cramping While Running

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    The quadriceps muscles (your thighs) are one of the largest muscle groups in the body, and they play a major part when you’re running. It’s important to stretch your thighs before a run to prevent cramping! Kneel down on the floor. Move your back slowly towards the direction of your heels. Be sure to keep…

  • 8 Effective Workouts That Will Improve Your Running Performance

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    Running can be a strenuous activity on your body. However, it is one of the best ways to get in shape. Your bones, joints and ligaments take a constant beating, causing tendonitis, shin splints and other stress-related injuries. So how do you prevent these injuries while improving your running? These 8 simple and effective exercises…

  • The Hip Bridge Strengthens Your Glutes, Abs and Lower Back

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    The Hip Bridge Exercise counteracts the effects of too much chair time that puts excessive pressure on the spine. It helps strengthen the lower back muscles that stabilize the spine, and stretches the hip flexors. This includes the gluteal muscles and the stabilizing large abdominal muscles. Instructions: Start the exercise by lying on the back…

  • Running While Pregnant: Staying Healthy Throughout Your Pregnancy

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    Runners are a fanatical bunch. They sacrifice sleep to run, they run in bad weather and they run even if they have a cold or the sniffles. Ask any hard-core runner, and they’ll tell you that barring a serious injury, they will be out there, hitting the pavement, the gym or the track. For many…

  • 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…