Learn about what interval training can do for you as you run in a Q and A with Brenda Reiling, a physical therapist at St. John's AthletiCare in Rochester. She also explains about how the muscles respond to interval training what is involved in the workout.
Q. What is interval training for running?A. Interval training is high intensity running for a period of time followed by easy, low intensity running (active recovery) or rest periods. These are usually performed in sets and repeated a number of times. Interval training allows for one to run at a pace faster than normal without overstressing the body
I started my training with Abe's Army on Monday feeling I could do this and last week was just a blip. I know that the journey will be hard, but also fun and even educational, as I make my way to the finish.
Dr. Carol A. Bauer, a professor at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and a specialist in ear disease, provides answers to commonly asked questions about hearing loss in a video Q and A. She explains how the hearing system works, types of hearing loss and treatments for hearing loss.
When participating in an event, you must take into consideration all aspects of your training regimen. Along with proper nutrition and a steady exercise plan, you must consider where you train, or in this case run. When choosing the correct venue for your training purposes, you must ask yourself the most important question, "Where is my event?"
Once this question is answered, your choice should be fairly obvious. As most running and multi-sport functions take place outside, so should your training.
With warm, sunny summer days finally here, it's time to whip that body into shape. In order to see some results, you do not have to make major changes. Try a few of these quick tips and you'll be sure to see improvements.
Tighten up your backside and legs. Get rid of the jiggle and cellulite by adding some great lower body moves into your workout routine. Remember: muscle burns fat! Moves that work more than one muscle group are key.
BRIGITTE CUTLER, PT, DPT: Its that time of the year when we all have to get out in the garden and tidy things up. As a physical therapist we see many overuse injuries from prolonged gardening. Does gardening cause you back pain? You may be using the kind of body mechanics that create pain. Here are some ways to do common gardening chores in a safe way for your back.
Dr. Michael Jakoby, MD/MA, FACP, medical director of the Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Health at St. John's Hospital, provides answers to commonly asked questions about diabetes at the Old Capital Farmers' Market in a video Q and A. He talks about how diet and exercise can make a difference in managing diabetes and how to prevent this disease.
TODD SMITH: This week's Abe's Army training session, which included a 2.3-mile run, was exhausting, to say the least. But I was not defeated. I remain committed to sticking with this and participating in a 10K this summer.
If you are one of the 500-plus people who joined this year's Abe's Army, it is very likely you are aiming to lose weight before the infamous State Fair 10K. Running is a cheap and effective way to burn calories, but eating right also plays a big role in obtaining and, more important, maintaining weight reduction.