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The Infrared Bonfire Workout

The practice of adding workout variety through cross-training is gaining in popularity. The reason is because cross-training accelerates performance. The real benefit from cross-training is the gains that come from the blended variety of workouts.

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Hot Supplement to Athletic Training

Champion athletes always cross train. They never allow themselves to plateau due to a stale, monotonous training routine. As defined in a recent Runner’s World Magazine article, “cross-training is when a runner trains by doing another kind of fitness workout such as cycling, swimming, a fitness class or strength training, to supplement their running. It builds strength and flexibility in muscles that running doesn't utilize. It prevents injury by correcting muscular imbalances. And the variety prevents boredom and burnout.”

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Brain Power

A 2013 Huffington Post article asserts that 20 minutes of yoga is good for the brain. The article published on huffingtonpost.com cites from a study published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health which included 30 female college students who performed 20 minutes of yoga and then 20 minutes of exercise on a treadmill. Participants in the study took cognitive tests after the yoga session and again after the treadmill session. Results showed higher scores for tests following the yoga sessions (1).

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Attention Runners!

Recently one of our HOTWORX Authorized Location owners asked me to write about the benefits of HOTWORX and running. I’ve done some research, so here is my take on that…The combination of isometrics and infrared heat is super beneficial as a supplemental training method for runners. Here are three isometrics that are good to accelerate your running performance.

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