FITNESS ARTICLES


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...

READ MORE

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...

READ MORE

EventsmotivationRunning

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...

READ MORE

MobilityTraining

The push-up is an excellent bodyweight strength builder. However, you may get to a point (or already be there) where the regular push-up just isn’t as challenging as it once was.  When that happens what can you do? To ramp up this exercise and keep challenging yourself we have 5 simple changes that you can make that will help you make the regular ole push-up a heck of a lot harder! Alright, let’s dive right in. #1.Change your hand placement The simplest way to make your push-ups harder is by changing the position of your hands. By switching up your hand...

READ MORE

Mindset

How does waking up and jumping right into bone-chilling cold water sound? It sounds kind of miserable, right? Well, as it turns out quite a lot of guys are starting their day with a very cold shower (or even a cold plunge into a lake). Are these guys crazy? They could be, but it’s more likely they’re taking advantage of cold water therapy. Coldwater therapy is simply spending time in cold water. There are actually quite a lot of powerful health benefits that come with cold water therapy, some of which might just motivate you enough to take the plunge! Three...

READ MORE