Category Archives: Smart Training

5 Common Workout Mistakes That Make Philly Fitness Trainers Cringe

Nothing kills an exercise high quite like injury — especially when it’s an injury you could have prevented. Here, at Be Well, we want you all to be as healthy as can be. So, to learn about common workout mistakes that can cause injury (and how to avoid that mess), we went to the professionals, asking Philly fitness trainers and running coaches what the top injury-inducing mistakes they see their clients making are. Because no one wants to be benched after just getting into the groove. Follow this wisdom and you’ll be movin’ and groovin’ through your workouts — safely. Continue reading

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Why You Should Sprint and 3 Great Cues for Sprinting Better

Want a faster ‘easy run’ pace? Marathon pace? 5K pace? Science and practical experience tells us that by increasing your maximal sprint speed ALL other speeds become faster, too. Due to your ability to recruit more muscle fibers and generate more stiffness at impact, running starts to cost less energy, so you become more efficient. So, if you’ve been doing some speedwork and feel ready to level up, here are three great sprinting cues you can use today!
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Trying To Get Fast? Rest More.

When analyzing a runner’s training log one thing that usually jumps out at me is what’s missing. I look for gaps.
One gap that is very common is speed. And with good reason – it requires knowledge to do it correctly and it’s easy to get hurt! Continue reading

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My Life is Busy and Hectic. Should I Train For A Marathon?

Full disclosure: I have NEVER been asked this. It’s probably because people know the answer and don’t want to hear it. But where do you draw the line? Continue reading

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Quick Form Tip – Farmer Carry

“The loaded carry does more to expand athletic qualities than any other single thing I’ve attempted in my career as a coach and an athlete.” Continue reading

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Quick Form Tip – Deadlift

Today I’d like to highlight one of the most effective exercises one can do to improve their performance, the deadlift. This “basic” lift NEVER goes out of style and it strengthens the entire backside of the body, which is essential if you want to run stronger and faster. Continue reading

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