As humans, we naturally have a dominant hand. This is the hand that we write with, shake hands, eat with, etc. But sometimes that can extend to other areas, like sports. More specifically, runners can have a dominant side, meaning that some runners have one strong side and one side that’s a bit weaker.
MapMyRun’s blog recently wrote an article on the topic.
Here’s an excerpt:
“If you’re a runner, hopefully you’re already wise to the advantages of doing regular strength workouts. But, while strength training is key for doing well in any activity, there’s a type that’s especially critical for runners: unilateral strength training.
According to Lauren Loberg, DPT, board-certified clinical orthopedic specialist with TRIA Orthopaedic, the top benefit of performing unilateral strength exercises — like single-leg squats and deadlifts — is you’re training your body to meet the demands of your sport. After all, running is a single-leg activity, so it only makes sense that you would benefit from moves that shore up your single-leg strength, stability and coordination.”
To read the full article, click here!
2018 is officially in full swing and that means that it will feature a bevy of races and runs to look forward to. To get you excited for what this year has to offer, MapMyRun has compiled a list of some of the best races and events to get ready for.
For the full list, click here.
Registration for the 2018 Popular Brooklyn Half has opened. If you’re looking for an opportunity to flex your running muscles and to meet some great new people, make sure to register now!
To register, and for more information, click here.
The NYRR RUNCENTER provides runners, young and old alike, with opportunities and activities galore. Here is a list of some of February’s upcoming events.
MapMyRun has created a host of different guides that are designed to assist you in becoming as healthy and fit as possible.
To read the guides, click here.
Looking to seamlessly blend today’s advancements in technology with some good old-fashioned running? Then look no further than the NYRR Virtual For The Kids 5K. This month, you can help run a virtual event and help youth!
Click here for more information and to register.
If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind experience then look no further than the TCS New York City Marathon. I participated in last year’s marathon and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life.
You can now apply for this year’s marathon. Make sure to do so before February 15th.
To register, click here.