Over the years the sciences of physical activity and sports have been designing different tests and stress tests to know, estimate and compare various parameters of our physical condition. In this article we compile the most used. Cooper test The Cooper test is a maximum stress resistance test designed in the late 1960s by Dr.
Welcome everyone to this challenge that we started today! For the next eight weeks, we will bring you a weekly training so you can run your first five kilometers and enter the world of running. As we said in the presentation of the challenge, this is aimed at those who have never run and want to start doing it, or those who have tried and, for different reasons, have left it aside.
Starting in the world of running is a mystery, there are many questions to ask and almost all novice runners usually have the same doubts: from how long to run the first days to what clothes to wear to go out. We will review the three questions that a rookie runner should ask himself to answer them properly and concisely.
September is here and to start it off right, from Vitónica we have launched a challenge that allows us to go from running zero kilometers to five kilometers in eight weeks, especially for beginners in running who want to start this course. However, we know that when you are a beginner it can be difficult to know how to start your sports routine, it is complex to know what material you need, what type of clothes you buy, which shoes are better for your sports activity, etc.
If you are already an experienced runner, you will know that career series are essential to improve times and brands. Being an intense workout you have to make a good warm up before the series. This should be progressive in intensity and with specific exercises that protect and prepare muscles and joints.
Some, in September, begin training in the gym; others decide that it is the perfect time to put on their shoes and start running. And, as is tradition, here we are to help you out from the moment you go out the door until you complete your first five kilometers.
Within the personal variability of marathon training, there are general aspects that we can take into account, such as the kilometers to run per week to prepare a marathon. The figure basically depends on our level of preparation. Thus, the amount of kilometers a rookie must train to finish a marathon is not the same as a runner who wants to get out of three hours.
Running in the water is a training method that great athletes such as Mo Farah or Alan Webb are applying (which you can see in the video below), which minimizes the risk of injury, since the impact on the ground It is much smaller. In this way the runners can work the training volume without worrying about injuries such as tendonitis, periostitis or overloads.
If there is a basic accessory that almost any sport we practice requires, those are the sneakers. They will be, in part, responsible for protecting our feet from the impact of sports, holding the ankles and offering the necessary comfort. If this accessory is important in adults, it is even more important when it comes to boys and girls.
The excess heat we are subjected to in the summer months can be a problem in our workouts. Many of us resist changing the training schedule and its intensity, and this may have consequences due to high temperatures. Keep in mind that this hot weather involves extra work of body thermoregulation, something that consumes a lot of energy.
The options for outdoor sports in our country, thanks to its weather conditions and geography are almost endless. Athletes are in luck because we can do almost any sport we like in enviable environments. This is the case, for example runners.
As we have said on numerous occasions, running on the beach has many benefits for our body. But you also have to take a series of precautions, especially with chafing or stinging: sand, salt from sea water and high temperatures are a perfect breeding ground for them.
For runners to make series is vital, it is a training method that allows to improve the running speed. The series training is carried out at a greater intensity than when we do continuous running or filming, so it requires a good preparation to avoid possible injuries and be in optimal conditions, hence we have to take into account some precautions when of making series.
It is unlikely that you will hear me speak ill of science and scientific research. What it is possible for you to hear me speak not so well is the "free" interpretations that are made of the results of some of these investigations and that, in some cases, can lead to alarmism.
Imagine that you are at home and today you have thought about going out to train, but yesterday you also went out and hit yourself a big beating, do I go out to train or do I stay at home resting? That is the question. We must know well what is the balance between career and rest, otherwise we can fall into overtraining or do a poor training that does not give us benefits.
If you are one of those who began to practice the race to improve health and fitness and have ended up hooked to the point of going to races and start wanting to improve brands, here are three basic but very useful tips to improve your career pace. Weights are also for the runner. Do not confuse weight training aimed at improving the race with wanting to visibly increase our muscle mass.
Strength training is a basic in the preparation of any athlete because the expression of other basic physical qualities such as speed or endurance depend on it. In this way, runners are no exception and training in the gym as a complement to career training should be mandatory.
Although for people who are overweight there are activities that may be less aggressive for the joints and muscles, many choose running because it is the simplest activity and in which all we need is a pair of shoes. To run it is not necessary to sign up for a gym or make large disbursements at first, but you have to take into account some tips if you are overweight.
As before starting a workout we must make a proper warm-up, at the end it must focus on the body to return to calm properly to improve recovery processes, avoid possible injuries and better assimilate training. Today we give you some little tricks on how to finish a career training.
We always talk about what needs to be done to prepare a race, but the moment just after finishing a race is also important. Today we are going to comment on basic things to do just after finishing a career. It is what is called a "return to calm", and if we do it correctly the recovery will occur sooner and better.