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6 Must-Do Exercises for Runners

While running is an awesome exercise in and of itself, strength training is also an important part of becoming a better runner.  Incorporating exercises that work your hamstrings, glutes and core can help you hit new distance and speed PR’s while also preventing injury.

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Deadlift

Many runners are hamstring dominant, which can lead to unbalance and an improper running form.  The deadlift uses a hip hinge that is important in running to strengthen and help you learn to engage your glutes.

How-To: With dumbbells in hand and feet shoulder-width apart, hinge at the hips, keeping a slight bend in your knees as you lower the dumbbells along your shins.  Go as far as possible while still maintaining a flat back and then squeeze your glutes to come back up.

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Your Guide to a Summer of Water Activities

Summer is a great time to mix up your workout routine and try out fun activities like paddleboarding that also happen to be a great workout!  While its always fun to try something new, we admit that it can be a little intimidating.  Follow these tips to help you gain confidence as you take on new adventurous summer sports.

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Good for: Stand up paddleboarding is a great, total body workout.  You can expect to get cardio in on your paddle, plus you’ll really be engaging your core and upper body while using your balance.

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Best Health & Fitness Apps for a Summer On-the-Go

We all know that summer can be a super busy time, and it can be easy to let your healthy habits slip.  These awesome apps are a great way to support your active lifestyle.

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Couch to 5K

Android & Apple, Free

Couch to 5K is one of the most popular running apps – and its for good reason!  If you’re looking to start running, or just haven’t run in a while, Couch to 5K can help you run a 5K in only eight weeks.  The app provides running and walking intervals that progress in difficulty until you’re able to run 5K – or 30 minutes – without stopping to walk.

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