Is Overtraining Actually Just Undereating? Here’s The Compelling New Evidence

The term ‘Overtraining‘ is often misunderstood. You’d be forgiven for thinking that it just means training too hard, but in reality, it’s much more complicated than that. Overtraining is a physiological state caused by an excess accumulation of physiological, psychological, emotional, environmental and chemical stress. Crucially, it’s impacted strongly by how much you eat. And … Read more

Overtraining – Here Are The 8 Signs and 7 Strategies To Beat It

Overtraining is a real risk for athletes, both professional and weekend warriors. For most of us, trying to fit in your running training around your work, family, and other commitments can be very challenging. Unfortunately, this can lead to some runners searching for shortcuts to improvements in their fitness and perhaps consistently choosing fast interval … Read more

My Story of Overtraining

In 2018, Mark Callaghan embarked on a wild journey of running all six World Marathon Majors, followed by the Comrades 89km ultramarathon.   In this guest blog, he recounts the story of a year of travelling the world running – and the running overtraining issues he faced in running back-to-back events. He talks about the unexpected … Read more

The 4 Week Half Marathon Training Plan + Complete Guide

When you have your sights set on a big “A Goal” race, you typically want to devote quite a few weeks—if not a few months— to training for the race, particularly if it’s anything longer than a 10k. However, sometimes, really cool race opportunities come up, which can convince you to jump into a race … Read more

10k To Half Marathon Training Plan + Complete Guide

Finishing a 10k race is a big accomplishment. Running 6.2 miles without stopping is an impressive feat of mental and physical endurance that requires a commitment to a training plan and the determination and focus to push yourself even as your body and mind get tired.  However, once you have run one or perhaps many … Read more

8 Proven Benefits of Cross-Training For Runners

We all know that running isn’t just about running. There are so many pieces to our training plan jigsaw puzzle to ensure we can attain optimum performance, remain injury-free, and stay happy and healthy.  Some of these essential components include warming up, stretching, strength training, sports massage, healthy eating, mobility, sufficient sleep, hydration, and, you … Read more

How Many Pushups Should I Do A Day? 3 Important Factors To Consider

Pushups are one of the most popular bodyweight exercises. With the wide range of ways to modify pushups for beginners and progress pushups for more advanced athletes, pushups are a great exercise for people of all fitness levels.  This exercise strengthens numerous upper-body and core muscles, including the pectoralis major and pectoralis minor muscles in … Read more

Does Running Make Your Legs Bigger? + 5 Tips For Thinner Legs 

Many people start running to lose weight. Running burns more calories than practically any other exercise. Running a ten-minute mile for an hour will burn 600 to 800 calories for most people! But does running make your legs bigger? Or, more specifically, does running make your thighs bigger? That’s the question we set out to … Read more

Your Go-To List Of Anti-Inflammatory Foods: Our 16 Top Picks

Inflammation is a natural process that occurs in the body. It can help your body defend against infection and injury and is an important part of the repetitive muscle process after exercise. However, chronic inflammation is associated with increasing the risk of numerous diseases, such as obesity, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, and certain cancers. There … Read more

The 75 Soft Challenge: Your Complete Guide

Taking on fitness and health challenges is a great way to have structure, accountability, and motivation to help you stick with your goals and make measurable progress. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of fitness, diet, and health programs to choose from, some of which are very focused, such as a 30-day plank challenge, while … Read more

Do Copper Knee Braces Work? + The 5 Best Copper Knee Braces In 2023

Are copper knee braces worth the extra buck? Knee pain is a common complaint from runners. Whether it’s the chronic ache from knee osteoarthritis, acute pain from runner’s knee, or pain from an irritated iliotibial band – knee pain can ruin your runs. Studies show that wearing a knee brace while running can protect against … Read more

How To Treat Shin Splints And Keep Running

Shin splints, otherwise known as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), are usually categorized by pain along the inside edge of the shinbone. MTSS typically occurs in runners and athletes who are exposed to excessive weight-bearing activities such as long-distance running or jumping. Do your shins hurt when running? If you are experiencing shin splints, you are … Read more

The Progressive Overload Principle, Explained

If your workout program has you doing the same exercises or the same routine week after week, you will likely see little progress after a while because your body is going to adapt to the physiological demands of the workout, and you’ll hit a fitness plateau. To prevent stagnation in your progress and maximize your … Read more