Instant running: Tips and techniques to get you moving

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Infinite Ideas, Apr 30, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 74 pages
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This book is all about running, health and fitness. The information is broken down into easy, bite-sized chapters that take you through your first few runs and on as far as you want to go. We begin with the basics, such as kit, and then give you hints on the right food to fuel your training along with tips about muscle care and recovery. There’s also some advice on weight training and developing your lower body as well as some suggestions for using your new-found fitness. By presenting the information in short, 200-word chapters, we’ve made it easy for you to put ideas into practice quickly, so you can read an idea on the bus, in bed or at lunchtime and add it to your routine the next time you go for a run.
 

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Contents

1 Starting out
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2 Shoes
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3 When and where to run
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4 How far and how fast should I run?
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5 Running technique
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6 Give it a go
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7 Keeping track
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8 Running groups
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26 Relax and look back
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27 The importance of changing your routine
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28 How to measure your fitness
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29 Improving your fitness
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30 Interval training and fat loss
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31 Stretching
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32 Recovery and sleep
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33 Recovery proteins
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9 Music
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10 How to make health and fitness work for you
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11 Why nutrition is important
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12 Carbohydrates
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13 More carbohydrates
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14 Proteins
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15 Protein essentials
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16 When to eat
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17 Healthy and organic foods
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18 Losing weight
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19 The importance of breakfast
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20 Stay feeling full
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21 How to eat well for less
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22 Protein and nutritional supplements
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23 Common excuses for not exercising
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24 Staying motivated
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25 Avoid bad habits
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34 How to recover from exercise efficiently
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35 Dealing with injuries
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36 An introduction to weight training
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37 The difference between cardio exercise and weight training
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38 Major lower body muscle groups
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39 The teardrop muscle
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40 How to exercise the quadriceps
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41 How to exercise the hamstrings
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42 How to exercise the calf muscles
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43 When to weight train and when to run
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44 Develop your sixth sense
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45 Further progression
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46 Your first marathon
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47 Quick tips
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48 Roundup
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Copyright notice
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