At Everybody’s we like to think we can help with any type of training. Here are some of our best tips for running.
1. Strengthen Your Whole Body
Good runners condition their whole bodies. The arms drive the legs. Keep your upper body and core toned with a lot of push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups, and back raises (don’t forget that the back is part of the core).
2. Stretch and Refuel Post-Run
There’s a natural temptation when you finish a run to collapse on the ground and bask in your own private glory. This is a bad idea.” always stretch off the muscles and have a protein shake or bar.
3. You Need to Sprint More
Five percent of an athlete’s total weekly mileage should be taken up by sprints. Someone running 30 miles a week should run hill sprints for 1.5 of those miles.
4. Take Recovery Days Seriously
The day after a tough workout, the most you want to do is jog lightly or do some form of cross-training, like cycling. You need a recovery day after a hard day. No exceptions.
5. Use Technology
Apps from MapMyRun and MYZONE can help you plot your training routine. At Everybody’s Gym we have the Myzone system on our TV for live training feedback.
We hope this information helps! For more information on training systems, myzone or anything else…Facebook us or visit our website www.everybodysgym.co.uk