Running Guide: Training plans, tips, tools for beginner runners
With the weather getting nicer, we’re seeing more and more 5K, 10K, and other fun races and organized runs happening all around our community. If you’re like me and never have been a runner but have always wanted to be able to just step outside and go for a run, it’s intimidating to know where to start. I recently started actively working towards being able to run a 5K while getting a good time and not feeling like my legs are going to collapse underneath me.
Our Favorite Summer 2019 Work-Out Tunes
With just a few days left until it's officially summer, we'd like to list out our favorite summer work-out tunes. Whether you are into rap, pop, country or the oldies we have something for you. It's been a good year so far for up-lifting, fun music and we expect that trend to continue on for the rest of the summer but for now here are a few of our favorite tunes for getting your sweat on in the gym or at home. Even if you are not into going to the gym and prefer walking, running or swimming this summer, these tunes can help motivate you.
Foam Rolling for Muscle Soreness and Recovery
Muscle soreness, especially after starting a new workout program, can be uncomfortable and can make it hard to go about your day normally. Working muscles that haven’t been used in a while can lead to more muscle soreness and injury if not properly taken care of. How can you ease the soreness and tightness of those muscles so you can continue your workouts in the days following? Try foam rolling out your sore muscle groups to get the blood flowing and muscles to begin repairing themselves.
Father's Day Gifts For The Fitness Enthusiast
Dad does a lot for the family, so get him a great gift he'll love. Give him something that will fuel his passion for fitness and sports. FitKing has compiled a list of great gifts for dad that will show him how much you appreciate him. From helping him build his home gym to the perfect gym accessories, your bound to find something he will love.
Healthy Smoothie Recipes We're Loving Right Now
Smoothies are also a great way to get in our daily protein, fruit and vegetable servings, fiber, vitamins and more, depending on the ingredients that you add. These smoothies are a great way to pack as much nutrition as you can into one drink, while still being quite tasty and refreshing. Depending on my schedule, packing a premade smoothie full of fresh and healthy ingredients even serves as a meal replacement or helps keep me satiated until it’s time for my next meal. We recommend adding protein powder to your smoothie to serve as a refreshing and restorative, post-workout smoothie.
Tips for Exercising Outdoors in the Summer Heat
Yep, it's almost the time of year we all love, summertime. Summer for most folks means spending long days outdoors with friends and family, cookouts and outdoor activities such as swimming and hiking. While many people love spending their days outdoors in the Summer, there are many precautions one should take when spending a lot of time in the sun since the intense heat can be risky to your overall health. If you are like many Americans and enjoy exercising outdoors in the heat, you need to make sure you are staying hydrated and getting key nutrients to sustain your body.