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The Side Plank Test That Humbled Me in a Hurry

Your core is more than just your abs. Athletic definitions of the "core" often include muscles not only in your abdomen, but also your pelvis, hips...

Study Finds Going From Couch to Marathon Makes Arteries 4 Years Younger

As humans age our arteries naturally become stiffer and less flexible. This can result in higher blood pressure and inhibited function of organs su...

How to Spot a Bad Conditioning Drill

"Whatever you do in the weight room, make sure our players show up conditioned on game day." Any physical preparation coach working in a team setti...

Is Your Running Cadence Slowing You Down?

If you're a runner, odds are high that your hobby has caused physical pain. Research varies, but it appears that roughly half of all recreational r...

How to Know if You're Ready for Pain-Free Running

Running is hard. It takes tremendous discipline to log those long miles, and if you've got the drive to do it, you want a body up to the task. T...

Why the Best Distance Runners 'Train Like Athletes'

At his home on the beaches of Portsea, Australia, Percy Cerutty created one of the most innovative training camps in running history. Cerutty's cam...

Mechanical Engineer Discovers Strange Hack That Instantly Makes Runners More Efficient

Jogging is an extremely inefficient activity for humans. In fact, a recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology found that for ev...

Why 'False Stepping' Can Actually Make You Faster

The false step has been a natural enemy of coaches across many sports for decades. Why waste time taking a step backwards when you need to move forwar...

Will 'Pulsers' Actually Help You Run Faster?

There's a unique sound accompanying runners around the world. "Ba-Boom, Ba-Boom, Ba-Boom." That two-toned snap you're hearing comes compliments of ...

5 Cardio Routines for People Who Hate Running

After a decadent night out in the North End of Boston which concluded with a cappuccino and cannoli, I felt the need to get moving and stay moving the...

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