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Half Marathon Training Iphone Apps

If you cant get a half marathon training coach you can rely of an Iphone Apps to work as your virtual coach. Two Half marathon training Iphone Apps that work as your virtual coach are Half Marathon training App by Deltaworks and popular walkjogrun App.

Half Marathon Training Iphone App by Deltaworks

The App has a 12 weeks half marathon training plan. Workout 6 days per week, Each plan includes detailed training steps,Different tags mark different plan statuses.

Walkjogrun half marathon training Iphone App

The  walkjogrun App has a 14 week half marathon training schedule. It has plans for different class of runners, beginners, moderate and experienced runners. If you dont exercise it has a plan on how to train to walk the distance.

The half marathon training App was created by Coach Jenny Hadfield, columnist with RunnersWorld.com and Women’s Running Magazine.

Elliptical Trainer Machine : Brooklyn

Elliptical cross trainers are now common in homes & gyms across Brooklyn. Elliptical cross trainer gives you the same benefit as running or walking, it effectively works out your lower body as well as your upper body.

Where to Find & Buy Elliptical Trainers In Brooklyn.

The following major chains have stores in and around New York City where you can buy an Elliptical Cross trainer machine.

  1. Sears
  2. Kmart
  3. Walmart
  4. Hammercher schlemmer
  5. Best Buy
  6. Target
  7. Sports Authority
  8. Kohls
  9. Modell’s

Price of the elliptical depends on the brand of elliptical trainer. In this stores prices start from a low of $279 at Kohls to a high of $2,700 at Hammercher Schlemmer.

Benefits of Elliptical Trainer

There are more benefits. It has been proven that the elliptical trainer could efficiently give you a total workout without impacting your bones, joints, and muscles. That is why for most people who suffered from knee injuries, it is recommended to work out on these.

Elliptical Cross Trainer : New York City

Elliptical cross trainers are now common in homes & gyms across New York City. Elliptical cross trainer gives you the same benefit as running or walking, it effectively works out your lower body as well as your upper body.

Where to Find Elliptical Trainers In New York City

The following major chains have stores in and around new york city where you can buy an Elliptical Cross trainer machine.

  1. Sears
  2. Kmart
  3. Walmart
  4. Hammercher schlemmer
  5. Best Buy
  6. Target
  7. Sports Authority
  8. Walgreen
  9. Kohls
  10. Modell’s

Price of the elliptical depends on the brand of elliptical trainer. In this stores prices start from a low of $279 at Walgreens to a high of $2,700 at Hammercher Schlemmer.

Benefits of Elliptical Trainer

There are more benefits. It has been proven that the elliptical trainer could efficiently give you a total workout without impacting your bones, joints, and muscles. That is why for most people who suffered from knee injuries, it is recommended to work out on these.

Tips on How To Stay Fit While on holiday or Vacation

The best way to ensure you remain fit while on holiday is to observe the following fitness tips that will help to keep you in shape.

Exercise in the morning.

When on holiday you will have alot of things to do and by the end of the day you just want to lie down have a drink and rest. You will not have time during the day and you in the evening you will not be in a mood to exercise.

Start Running

Running is the simplest form of exercise, you just need a good pair of running shoes, shorts and T-shirt. These gear can be packed easily in your bag. Compare that with cycling – where will you pack your bike?

Confirm the hotel has a gym.

If staying fit is very important to you, make sure you confirm the hotel has a gym before you make the reservation.

Have back up plans

When on holiday / vacation, even the best-laid plans can be disrupted by flight delays and traffic jams. If you miss your “scheduled” workout, a short exercise routine is better than nothing. Sit ups and push ups can be done in your room.

Commit to Eat Healthy

Try and eat healthy foods. To prove you are serious you can carry a weighing machine with you so that every morning you can measure your weight. If you have tipped the scales you can remind yourself to stay on course.

Bernard Lagat Interview : Training : Diet : Workout

At 35 years Bernard Lagat is a man still at the top of his game. Watching him win 3000m gold at 2010 world indoor championship I was left feeling this guy is special.Consider that his former rival such as Moraccan Hicham E Guerrouj has since retired bogged down by injuries and age.

Is there a Secret?

I tried googling for information about Bernard Lagat, Hoping to find some secret workout but I didnt find any. If his coach has discovered the secret to athlete longevity and he has refused to share with the world, You cant blame him!

The closest I came to a secret has to be an interview Bernard Lagat gave back in 2007 to a small group of American and international media at Nike’s Osaka hotel.

Two questions stood out because they explained the mans approach to training, diet and discipline.

Take us through a season. When are you in Tuscon; when are you in Flagstaff, and when are you in Europe?

After the season, I go back to Tuscon, eat a lot, play with my son, and on November 1st, I begin the base training. I’ll start with no more than 20-25 miles per week, then increase it until January 1st, when we get serious because of the indoor season. After the indoor season, we take a few weeks off, then hit it again in Tuscon until April when we go to Flagstaff for eight weeks of hard training.

In Flagstaff, that’s the time when I start training in the morning and afternoon. Once that’s done, there are several races, including Mt. SAC, Prefontaine, New York, and the US nationals. After the US nationals, I go to Germany and stay there for three months until the final Grand Prix meet of the season. Once the season is over, the cycle starts again,

Where is your European training base?

I’m based in Tubingen, Germany. It’s about 20 minutes south of Stuttgart. Stuttgart is easily accessible for us (especially when traveling to meets in Europe); all we have to do is take a short drive up to the airport. Tubingen has a lot of good forests in which you can run; you can run north, south, east, west. It’s good for a runner like me, who likes to run long distances. I stay away from cement. The good thing about Tubingen is that there are a lot of different trails. I can do tempo runs, hill work, I can run on the flat if I want to.

Read the full interview at Paul Merca Blog

Bernard Lagat plans to run at 2010 Summer Games in London and I hope and pray he wins the Gold.

Supplements To Build Muscle : How Creatine Works

For some people just eating a balanced diet and doing resistance training is not enough to bulk up, they need a nutritional supplement to provide a lift.

Consuming a Creatine supplement can give a person 2 to 3 times the amount that could be obtained from a very-high-protein diet.

Some personal trainers recommend nutritional supplements to their clients. In this New York Times article a personal trainer explains how Creatine works.

If you’re looking to bust through a plateau, taking five grams of creatine before your workout might help you do that,” said Steve Hoffman, a trainer in Cherry Hill, N.J. “It adds water weight to your muscle and helps you lift more.