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Core Strengthening For Runners – How It Really Works

Tips & Tricks, Uncategorized By December 1, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , 3 Comments

Many people are under the assumption that core strengthening only consists of sit-ups, crunches, six-packs, and infomercials.  There is certainly nothing wrong with this “aesthetic” approach to core training, but, for runners core training goes beyond just washboard abs.  A stronger, more stable core can improve your performance and lower the risk of injury. What are your core muscles?? If…


Sitting: The New Smoking

Science, Uncategorized By November 22, 2013 Tags: , , No Comments

There is an epidemic of sedentary behavior in America that is having perilous effects on our health and wellbeing. Whether you are someone who meets the recommended guidelines of 30 minutes of moderate to intense exercise five days a week or are just getting started into a fitness routine, too much sitting is associated with an increasing list of health concerns….


Train Less. Perform Better.

Tips & Tricks, Uncategorized By November 9, 2013 Tags: , , , , 4 Comments

A lot of the more traditional approaches to cardio look at longer distances and higher volume as the best ways to get and stay in shape.  While there is certainly nothing wrong with that method, I tend to take the “less is more” philosophy into my cardio training.  This doesn’t mean I don’t lace up my running shoes as much…


Why We Run: The Physical and Psychological Benefits

Science, Uncategorized By October 30, 2013 Tags: , , , , , 2 Comments

If you are among the 29,478,000 Americans who run or jog 50 or more days a year then you know why you run. Running offers phenom­enal psychological and physical benefits and you’ve probably even experienced a “runner’s high.”  You must be spreading the word too, since running shoe sales grew to a whopping $3.04 billion in 2012, up 23% from…


Music…The Legal Performance Enhancing Drug

Science, Uncategorized By September 22, 2013 No Comments

Did you know that the leading expert about the psychology of exercise and music, Dr. Costas Karageorghis, calls music the “legal performance enhancing drug” of fitness and exercise? There have been a large number of studies about the effects of music on athletic performance since 1911 and these are the key findings: Music promotes emotional and physiological arousal. Music reduces…


The Science Behind The Music

Tips & Tricks, Uncategorized By August 8, 2013 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 2 Comments

Here’s something you probably know: at RockMyRun we believe music is the cornerstone between you and a good running workout.  But, you may not know: there’s more to picking the right music for your next run than just a good beat and a catchy tune.  There’s a science behind the madness! This science is in the form of something called…


Rocking Your First 5K

Tips & Tricks, Uncategorized By February 28, 2013 4 Comments

You see your friends’ photos on the Internet with them proudly displaying medals around their necks from whatever race they just ran. Their ecstatic glow and flushed complexion are things that you find yourself wanting, but you think to yourself, “I wish I could do that.” Why can’t you? Everyone starts somewhere, and rocking a 5k race is a great…


Fantastic insights from Run Rocker Misty Phillips

Inspiration, Uncategorized By January 28, 2013 No Comments

This Run Rocker Knows It’s Never Too Late to Get Serious About Running Here at RockMyRun, we’ve initiated a series of blog posts featuring our awesome Run Rocker family.  Each post will be rapid-fire questions that not only showcases the RockMyRun spirit but also presents unique perspectives on the sport of running, how music plays a role, and hopefully offers…