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For a long time, long-distance running has been the primary way people use to improve their endurance. Unfortunately, the problem with this is that frequent long-distance running can lead to serious injuries such as stress fractures or shin splints. And, it doesn’t really do much to help strengthen your legs or make you more durable (injury-proof). In the rest of this article, we’re going to explore a more long term, hybrid approach to building endurance, while also strengthening your legs and reducing the risk of injuries in the process. We’ll do so by using an approach that utilizes both running AND rucking....

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Guys, let's face it, climbing up mountains is hard work. Honestly, the best way to train your legs for climbing a mountain is to well.... go out and spend time climbing a mountain. This is all well and good, but often brings up the question “How do I train my legs for mountains if I live somewhere flat?” Don't worry we've got you covered. If you want to get your legs in shape for climbing mountains, you’re going to want to hone in a few specific exercises. In this article, we cover three great leg exercises that will build up your...

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MobilityRunning

Over the years, long-distance running has been the go-to event for testing the limits of human endurance and mental toughness. I mean, let’s face it, there’s nothing easy about running a 50-mile race. However, before you find yourself at the starting line, there are some definitive long distance running tips that you’ll want to know. In the rest of this article, we’ll dive into 6 tips to help you prepare for race day and set yourself up for success. #1 BATTLE TEST YOUR GEAR All this means is that you’ve spent time testing your gear before race day. The simplest...

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MobilityRunning

Running is somewhat of an “umbrella term” which can be broken down further into jogging and sprinting. Even though jogging and sprinting are both 'technically' running, they actually require somewhat different types of warmups. In this article, we’re going to cover the best warm-up practices for both jogging and sprinting. Ready to do this? Great. Let’s begin. DO I REALLY NEED TO WARM-UP TO RUN? Warming up is definitely one of the most important parts of your run and if you are taking your workout seriously then it should not be left out! The main reason to warm up before any type...

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Have you ever wanted to run a marathon? Or feeling unmotivated and in need of a challenge? In September Heroes and Horses are running a 3-day virtual marathon to help raise money and support for the incredible work they do for our veterans.  "...it is struggle that gives our lives value and purpose. Not only that, but there is also something about SHARED struggle that brings people together, even under the most trying circumstances. Sometimes we need a reminder of how strong we are, and how capable we are of overcoming external challenges. "-Heroes and Horses At HTK we 100% agree...

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