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  Among runners, there are two opposing camps debating on the merits of running indoors, particularly on top of a treadmill. One faction is very vocal in its dislike of these manmade contraptions that are very popular equipments in spas and gyms.  The other group is equally at home running on treadmills as well as doing their jogging outdoors. These runners do not particularly like one over the other. Most often, the reason they give on why they use treadmills is convenience rather than preference. Treadmills are preferred and popular in smog-filled urban areas and outdoor running are enjoyed by...

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Although running barefoot was the preference of many running legends, it can’t be denied that running shoes are your most important equipment as a runner. It acts as your first line of defense against any danger and injury, while helping you achieve your fullest potential. But because running shoes greatly affect your performance, choosing the best pair should be a careful process. To help you, here are a few buying tips.  Know your foot type. There are three types: neutral-arched, mid-arched (overpronators), and high-arched (underpronators). One way of identifying your foot type is by checking your footprint. A neutral-arched foot...

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  One of the more important aspects of running is the proper way of breathing. Running is not just about the legs and thighs and feet. It is also about the lungs and how to bring greater amounts of oxygen into the system efficiently. Unnoticed by many, even by the athletes themselves sometimes, the nature of your breathing during your running affects your performance. Those runners who can correctly deliver oxygen into their system are stronger than their counterparts who struggle when they are running because they do not know the technique. Swimmer’s Breathing One training technique is to breathe...

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    Proper nutrition is important among runners for two reasons. One is to supplement their energy to achieve power performance. And two is to meet their nutritional needs. However, runner’s diet and proper nutrition are two of the most overlooked aspects of running that many runners, novices most especially, feel powerless and fatigued every time they run. When running, runners burn calories, or energy, and to be able to fuel their running, they need to replace the lost calories adequately. Taking the following, in the right amount and at the right time, will do the job. Carbohydrates A normal...

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Dwayne Martin returned from overseas in 2005. Armed with goals and grit, he sought out to become a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. "If you believe in something and work hard enough then you can achieve it," he said.  Dwayne even decided to work as a fitness attendant so he could learn more while interacting with a diverse group of people. He wanted to absorb as much as he could in order to be as effective as possible along his journey (a value he learned from his time in the service.) "We may receive the education in our field...

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