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6 Fitness Myths Busted

1. You burn more calories if you do cardio before weights. Kinda true. As you fatigue the second workout will be less intense and therefor burn less calories than the first workout. Do the main focus workout first. If you are marathon training then run first. If you are working on improving your 1 RM on squats then lift weights first.

2. The cardio equipment at the gym accurately records calories burned. False. Cardio equipment at the gym is notoriously off (incorrect) when recording calories burned. A more accurate way to know your calories burned is to use a fitness band/watch or an online calories burned calculator.

3. Poor eating habits can be erased with tough workouts in the gym. False. While in your teens and 20’s you can try to get by it will eventually catch up to you at some point. Excess sugar, calories, alcohol and poor nutrition habits will cause poor health. A good way to avoid these pitfalls is to record your daily food and drink intake in an app that will give you the nutriti…

Foods That Hydrate

written by runnergirl training


Staying hydrated can be tricky especially in hot or humid weather and when exercising. There are a variety of foods that have a high water content and can help you reach your daily hydration goal.

Energy Pathways for Running

written by runnergirl training


There are many forms of energy involved in running. It may seem that once you lace up your running shoes the energy needed magically appears. It’s an interesting process and once you read about it you’ll be energized to dash out the door!

Brick Workouts

written by runnergirl training 
You may have heard the term “brick workout” and wondered if it was some latest fad of a bootcamp workout. When in fact it simply means to combine two modes of training into one workout.

5 Tips To Race Alone

written by runnergirl training
Sometimes when you run a race you may have the luxury of friends and sometimes you may be flying solo. Both instances have their pros and cons to the racing experience. Check out a few reasons why racing alone can be fun!
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