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Why core strength is important for cyclists - Cycling Weekly

Why core strength is important for cyclists - Cycling Weekly | Fitness | Scoop.it
Core strength is an important factor in cycling fitness, but it doesn't mean you have to spend hours in a gym lifting weights. Here's why it's so vital
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This a good argument in support of supplementing an aerobic workout such as cycling with strength training. While it is primarily important to get your cardio strength and your leg muscle strength up, you need to also build core strength to enable a safe, efficient workout. 

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21 Ways To A Flatter Stomach

21 Ways To A Flatter Stomach | Fitness | Scoop.it
  A toned, flat tummy is a goal many of us strive to achieve, but endless crunches and ditching all your favorite foods isn't the right way to do it. Fortunately, a flatter stomach can be atta...
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These are some good, basic tips on how to get yourself working out or at least healthier. The tips are easily achievable for somebody at any level of fitness!

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How to Stay Grounded for the Holidays With Yoga - U.S. News & World Report (blog)

How to Stay Grounded for the Holidays With Yoga - U.S. News & World Report (blog) | Fitness | Scoop.it
Maintaining a practice throughout the season can keep stress levels low – and the spirit of giving high.
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This is a very helpful blog post. It is a good reminder on how you can use yoga not only as a workout, but also to help de-stress during a very stressful- but fun- time of the year. Some of these poses are ones that I frequently use to quickly de-stress so I definitely agree with the writer.

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From couch to 5km: Using wearable tech to get up and running

From couch to 5km: Using wearable tech to get up and running | Fitness | Scoop.it
Ask any runner and they’ll tell you that the hardest part of running is getting started.

Via JP DOUMENG
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This is a good overview on how to partner technology with running. It is very true that the hardest part of running is getting started and if you can have a little help along the way, that will make the process much easier. 

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5 Fitness Trends to Try in 2015

5 Fitness Trends to Try in 2015 | Fitness | Scoop.it
The next big thing? Body weight training

Via Peter Mellow
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I thought this was an interesting article. These fitness trends are all tried and true methods so it seems like people want to go back to the basics for a little while. 

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nancercize's curator insight, December 28, 2014 4:23 PM

And you can do it outdoors!

Melanie Ferreira's curator insight, January 1, 2015 11:45 PM

So well said in the article - all the trends are going back to basics.  Going back focusing on the basics, looking at nature, getting fresh air.   One of the focuses is on the treadmill, why not try running outdoors and then using the equipment for your body weight training?  Nothing beats seeing the sunrise in the morning, whilst you're doing your exercises!

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How to Dress for Winter Running, from Head to Toe - Boston.com

How to Dress for Winter Running, from Head to Toe - Boston.com | Fitness | Scoop.it
Don’t give in to the treadmill just yet! Stride through the frigid streets in the appropriate apparel for a New England winter.
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Winter is coming.. this is definitely important to learn how to stay warm  so you can safely run outdoors this winter

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What's Up With That: Why Running Hurts Every Part of Your Body - Wired

What's Up With That: Why Running Hurts Every Part of Your Body - Wired | Fitness | Scoop.it
There's a biological explanation for why running feels so sucky for people who are just getting started.
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This is a neat, quick article. I've always wondered why all the side effects happen when I started (and still am) running, and this gives a concise explanation of why common ailments happen.

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Run a 5K Faster with These Five Fun Workouts

Run a 5K Faster with These Five Fun Workouts | Fitness | Scoop.it

@!I've been running for over a year and focusing on the 5K distance. I've raced several 5Ks and want to improve my time to sub-28:00. Right now my fastest time is 30:45. Do you have any workouts to help me reach my goal?


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This looks like a very good workout plan. It incorporates a few different types of running and should definitely increase speed in a 5k!

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Why core strength is important for cyclists - Cycling Weekly

Why core strength is important for cyclists - Cycling Weekly | Fitness | Scoop.it
Core strength is an important factor in cycling fitness, but it doesn't mean you have to spend hours in a gym lifting weights. Here's why it's so vital
Elizabeth Thomas's insight:

This a good argument in support of supplementing an aerobic workout such as cycling with strength training. While it is primarily important to get your cardio strength and your leg muscle strength up, you need to also build core strength to enable a safe, efficient workout. 

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RunSafer: When an Attacker Grabs Your Hair - Competitor.com

RunSafer: When an Attacker Grabs Your Hair - Competitor.com | Fitness | Scoop.it
Learn how to defend yourself and get to safety when an attacker grabs you by your hair.
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Good safety tip for running alone

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How to Create the Best Workout Playlist for Yoga - Shape Magazine

How to Create the Best Workout Playlist for Yoga - Shape Magazine | Fitness | Scoop.it
There's an art to creating a yoga playlist. See how a yoga guru sets the mood and then try it yourself, whether you want to zen out or get into a flow.
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A good playlist is definitely key to staying motivated and focused!

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