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Here's How Much Slower You Run When It's Humid

The hotter it is, the slower you run — but humidity plays a role too. When the air is full of moisture, sweating doesn’t cool you down like it usually would. You won’t be able to run as fast, because your body is trying to prevent you from overheating.


How To Do The Perfect Plank

Planks are a simple bodyweight exercise that challenges you to hold your body as stiff as a board for as long as you can. It’s sort of become a badge of honour to be able to hold it for 60 seconds or longer. But if you’re holding it for aeons without the shakes, you’re probably not working your core as you should.


Improve Your Posture In Any Position With These 'Quick Fixes'

You can do the most amazing warm-up, flexibility and mobility routines, but you still spend a ton more time not doing those things, which could literally be a pain in the neck. Whether you’re sitting, standing or lying on your side, Adam Bornstein of Born Fitness shares some tips to quickly right your posture.


Olympians Teach Us To Forget The Goal And Focus On The Process

There’s something to learn from an Olympic athlete’s work ethic, even when the games are over. Sure, they spend most waking hours training, but the part where they set epic goals and grind it out, day in and day out, even when it sucks, even if you never get there? That’s what’s important.


How I Became A Faster Runner

As soon as I was able to run, I wanted to run faster. It’s been a journey with a lot of ups and downs, but it really is possible to start as a slow runner and, well, become a lot less slow. I’m no Olympian, but I’m fast enough to occasionally win age group medals at local races. Here’s my story.


This Video Explains Why Athletes Sometimes Wear Colourful Tape On Their Body

Video: That elastic tape that some athletes wear is just one of many “lucky rabbit’s feet” to help them play their best. Supposedly, wearing the tape improves circulation and allows them to compete while they rehab from minor injuries. This video from DNews explores whether they work and why so many athletes swear by them.


Nike+ Running Becomes Nike+ Run Club, Adds Customisable Training Plans

iOS/Android: Nike’s running app has long been one of our favourites. Its latest update brings a new name and colour scheme, and ditches its training plans for a new virtual coach that lets you build a personalised plan for the running goal of your choice.


What To Change On Your Bike If Your Hands Or Legs Go Numb When Riding

If you spend a lot of time on a bike, you’re spending a lot of time locked into a position that better be comfortable. If it’s not, you could end up with aches and pains — or more likely, numbness.


Four Exercises To Improve Your Flexibility And Help You Touch Your Toes

Being able to touch your toes definitely means you’re flexible, but it’s also a fair indicator of how well you can lift heavy objects, move around in everyday life and squat or deadlift in the weight room. If you can’t reach your toes, these exercises will help.


Deadbugs Are An Underrated Core Exercise You Should Be Doing

Despite the weird name, “deadbugs” work your core unlike any other exercise. Crunches and sit-ups do very little to resist letting your back arch and “extend”, which can then contribute to posture problems and low back, knee and hip pain. This is where deadbugs come in.


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