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Do Runners Improve with Age?

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In short, the answer to the question of whether runners improve with age is it can depend on the definition of improve. With regard to age, keeping at the same pace as the years tick by is an improvement when compared to non-runners of the same age.

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Will Running Make My Legs Bulky?

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One of the worries many women have when working out is ‘Will I get bulky like a man?’ Thankfully for most females, exercising on a regular basis will not make you bulky. Women simply don’t have the testosterone levels that men do, and many of the hormones are different between women’s bodies and men’s. This means that men can lift weights on a regular basis and become much bulkier than women who do the same workout routine. Women will build muscle, but in order to get a ‘body-builder’s’ body, they would need to have a whole lifestyle change. However, running could potentially make your legs bigger or smaller, depending on how you’re doing it and several other factors. Let’s take a closer look at the effects that running has on your legs.

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Why “Pushing Through the Pain” Could be a Mistake During Workouts

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The old fitness standby, "No pain, no gain," may be killing your workout. You do have to experience discomfort to grow stronger. There is no doubt about that. The exertion you feel when you exercise is stress on your muscles. When your muscles are stressed past the point which they are regularly subjected to, they grow stronger in the repair process. So you do have to experience some low level of pain or discomfort when you exercise to see results.

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How to Do Interval Training with Weights

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Interval training with weights is an excellent way to add variety to your workouts. You can combine weighted exercises with bodyweight exercises or cardiovascular exercise to create a custom workout that you will enjoy doing. Experiment with different exercises and lifts so that you can keep your workouts fun and exciting.

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What is an Activity Tracker?

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Activity trackers have been around in one form or another for several decades now but recent advancements in technology have made these gadgets explode in popularity. Some of the latest models feature smart watch technology designed to offer convenience while exercising.

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3 Reasons to Workout with Kettlebells

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A kettlebell is a metal or cast-iron weight with a handle attached. Although at first glance you would assume that a kettlebell is supposed to be used like any other weight, there are actually unique exercises that you can do with a kettlebell. But you may be wondering if it ...

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5 Reasons to Take Up Bodyweight Training

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Some strength training fitness gurus scoff at bodyweight training, but the fact is it has several benefits, including increasing flexibility, strength and balance – all which can be challenges as one grows older. Here are 5 reasons why you should take up bodyweight training, if you are not doing it already:

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Why Does Exercise Make Us Feel Good?

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Studies repeatedly show that exercising is not only good for our physical health, but also for our mental health. Why is that? When we start to exercise, our heart starts to beat faster. Our brain interprets the increased heart rate as part of a “flight-or-fight” response to an impending danger. To protect itself, and the rest of your body in preparation of the upcoming danger, it releases a protein called BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor) along with endorphins.

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