The race: a real addiction for athletes

The race is not just a hobby or a sport to practice at a competitive level. For today’s athletes, running is a conditio sine qua non, a real reason for life, a sort of positive drug that takes our body and strengthens every muscle, providing the body with a breath and energy always greater each time the distances traveled increase.
It is no coincidence that running is a fundamental component of all sports, from athletics, to football, to volleyball or tennis, apparently static disciplines but with a large amount of movements to be done at high speed. The race in a sports field is definitely the best type of race to train well your body and avoid many injuries from overload, such as sprains in the knees or ankles. On the other hand, you know, running on the grass of a sports field is much less traumatic than the race on the road or track, which with their hardness do not cushion the support of the feet and cause a series of micro-traumas. If you like racing and you want to train your body like real professionals, in the next paragraphs you will discover a series of tips to stay on top form.

 

Do not neglect the body: in the race not only the legs are used

 

 

The first advice I can give you to run well and always be fit is to not neglect your body. It is true that the legs are used mainly in the foot race, but this does not mean that the other parts of the body are not used: the race, in fact, is an exercise in balance and coordination , in which you must also help with arms. Therefore, to run well, an advice we can give you is to always keep the upper part of your body trained, from the muscles of the arms to the abdominals. With this I do not want to tell you to become like Usain Bolt, but having a good physical structure is a fundamental element to be always in shape and to look better.

Always train: it is essential

 

  Another advice I can give you to keep running constantly and with good results in the long term is to have a lifestyle that makes your physical efforts sustainable: it is useless to run every day and then go to eat in fast food or hire an excessive amount of alcoholic beverages, because in this way you will defeat all the good things you have done before. In other words, if you want the ride helpful you need to you to match this activity to a healthier lifestyle possible extent always idratandovi and taking foods like meat, fruit and vegetables, which are good for health. I say this from personal experience: every time you eat something heavy, in fact, it is much easier to feel your body “clogged”, and the likelihood that even the legs suffer from this heaviness (penalizing the effectiveness of the athletic gesture) increases considerably .

Keeping a training diary, for example, is a great way to test yourself and make sure you train well.
Take a small diary, write down every day where you go running like you felt physically, or how your muscles responded to the effort. One piece of advice I can give you about is to write every time you go and run what you did before or what you ate: personally, every time I go running I try to keep in mind the foods I hired before starting ‘activity, because in this way I have more possibilities to connect the race on foot to a diet that can help my muscles to withstand the effort, avoiding instead those foods that can make me feel weighed down. But the purpose of keeping a diary is not only this: it, in fact, has very often a motivational function, and will help you find the right stimuli when you do not want to get up and go running.

Do not turn the race into something harmful: do not overdo it

 

The last advice I can give you when you go running in a sports field is not to overdo the distances or the pace of running, because otherwise you could turn an activity that should bring benefits to your body in something harmful. No matter how enthusiastic you may be, running every day and putting your legs to the test can weigh them down and lead to a less fluid run, which is one of the main causes of muscle and other injuries. That’s why, at least at the beginning, I advise you to start traveling short distances at low rates, increasing them from time to time. Clearly, when you feel that your legs respond positively to the effort you will be ready to give you a goal, which can be a minimum distance to go or a minimum time interval in which to try your hand in the race. Obviously your goal can be composed of both these two components, helping you above all from the mental point of view as well as on the physical plane.

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