Training

  • Are Obstacle Races Really Suitable For You?

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    Obstacle racing has become so popular, there’s even a website racking up clicks that’s devoted exclusively to reporting the latest and greatest news on the sport. If you’ve an interest in seeing what’s going on outside Singapore, bookmark the site, but if you’d much rather participate in these wildly unconventional races than read about them,…

  • Why Runners Should Embrace Weightlifting

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    Weightlifting or running? It’s always phrased as an “either or” decision. But here’s the problem: it shouldn’t be. Runners should incorporate weight training into their fitness regimen. You may scoff at the idea of disrupting your cardio routine, but including a weight-lifting program can take your running to a whole new level. The Benefits: Preventing…

  • How to Protect Yourself in Your Next Stair Running Competition

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    Vertical marathons share some similarities with regular marathons, in that they both are endurance sports which will test your limits physically and mentally. The difference lies in the distance. Standard marathons are 42 km long and typically take 3-4 hours to finish, while vertical marathons take place over a relatively short distance, and depending on…

  • How Running Backwards Can Get You Ahead

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    As a member of my high school and college running teams, I was one of those rare runners who raced 5ks during cross country and 400 metre hurdles on the track. I needed a way to build flexibility in my hips to clear the hurdles, while increasing strength in my calves to run up on…

  • Treadmill Running vs. Outdoor Running: What’s the Real Difference?

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    There are almost always two main groups of people when it comes to running. Those who love the outdoors on one faction and the other who runs on a treadmill at their regular frequented gym. While training my client sometimes on treadmill in the gymnasium and at other times in the outdoors of Ang Mo…

  • Running and Yoga: A Marriage of Strength and Flexibility

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    Is running your physical workout preference? Or is yoga your personal ticket to health? These two activities may appear at opposite ends of the spectrum, but they are not necessarily exclusive. By combining running with yoga, you can create an ideal cross-training regimen. Cross-training is important for overall fitness, and athletes who balance running with…

  • Quick Marathon Preparation Guide 101

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    So, you want to run a marathon? Congratulations! Deciding to run and complete a marathon is a big commitment. So we have prepared this quick marathon preparation guide to assist you from pre-race day up to race day itself. Mental Preparation Many runners take the marathon distance as a personal challenge, to put their limits…

  • Popular Running Surfaces in Singapore: Not All Running Surfaces Are Created Equal

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    Do you pound the pavements? Race along the road? Sprint across the sand? Or gallop on grass? After recently training for a marathon and spending most of my time out on the road, I decided to use my post-race recovery to explore what else is in offer for the running enthusiast in search of a…

  • The Experience of Running in the Extreme Cold

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    The thermometer is creeping over 30 degrees Celsius and humidity is 70%. The relentless sun is beating down and you resemble a tap with sweat dripping off every orifice of your body. For those living in warm climates, this is a daily scenario we are all too familiar with when we venture outside for our…

  • Great Hotel/Resort Room Workouts for Runners on Holiday

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    Whether you travel frequently for work or are just vacationing for the holidays, travel and hotel overnights can wreak havoc on your waistline, energy, and endurance when it comes to meeting and maintaining your fitness goals and runner’s body. However, with minimal planning and equipment you can battle the bulge and keep at the top…

  • Workout Stretching 101: Do’s, Don’ts and Proper Techniques

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    Stretching regularly will help you to maintain flexible joints while improving your overall health and fitness ability. While stretching may not seem very difficult, it can actually cause more harm than good if you do not follow the proper rules and techniques when it comes to various types of stretches. In fact, fitness expert Jillian…