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26 year old Scottish middle distance runner, Jake Wightman, has had a fruitful 2020. After Covid-19 disrupted his Olympic and European Championship campaigns, Wightman went into a period of training, and experimented with more speed work. It's a strategy that has paid off for the Edinburgh based athlete. In Monaco, August 14 2020, Wightman stormed to 2nd on the all-time UK rankings list clocking 3:29.47. Only Mo Farah remains in front of Wightman, with this 3:28.81 set in 2013. It propels Wightman past some very famous names; Steve Cram, Steve Ovett, and of course Sebastian Coe.
Exercise bikes have been around for quite a while, and are to be found in every gym. They are also perfect for people wishing to keep fit at home, safely tucked away from cold weather, slippery ice, heavy traffic or the COVID-19 pandemic.  Indoor bikes used to be purely mechanical...
A recent study has found that there is an inversely proportional relationship with the male libido and the intensity and duration of endurance based exercise.  Quoting Wikipedia, Libido is a person's overall sexual drive or desire for sexual activity. Libido is influenced by biological, psychological, and social factors. Biologically, the...
Yoga or stretching routines are vital for runners' of all abilities and ages. For the time poor runner, here are 5 key exercises that are bound to help.
We all know that stretching is an integral part of any exercise routine. You want to do some kind of stretching both before and after your exercise routine to keep your muscles flexible. It's also important to stretch to avoid injury if you are doing any kind of sport...
Nerve pain is an issue commonly referred to as peripheral neuropathy. More than 20 million Americans suffer from this disorder that affects the nerves running between the spinal cord and the muscles (sensory and motor nerves), the body’s skin (autonomic and sensory nerves), and the internal organs (sensory and...
Because of our hectic schedule in our everyday lives, most of us feel tired and drained of energy. This should not happen, as William Feather said, " Wealth flows from energy and ideas." First and foremost, it is the energy that we need to battle our everyday lives. It...
Keeping track of the distance that you covered during jogging or running would certainly be a great way to keep tabs on your workout progress. These would be handy for professional athletes and beginners alike. Accurate data of the distance you cover over a period of time can work...
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have resigned ourselves to exercising in our own homes. Even though gyms have reopened, many people are still through choice deciding to exercise at home, owing largely to the fact that exercising at home can be highly beneficial, very...
Running is a special kind of sport and runners are a special kind of people. Why? Because you don’t need anybody else to enjoy it. You just put on your favorite snickers and go for it. Many people don’t see the point in pushing several miles on your feet...