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The Best Athletes in the World Show Us How to Rule Yourself

Doing all the right things for your health takes 24/7 dedication. It’s fighting off the mid-day cravings, taking the stairs and always being ready for your morning workout.  Under Armour calls out these moments in the next evolution of our Rule Yourself campaign. The campaign highlights the sacrifices these athletes make – and the elation they feel –…

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The Revolutionary Smart Shoe That Makes You A Better Runner

While you were dreaming of the day when fitness trackers and shoes became one, Under Armour went and did it. Introducing the UA SpeedForm® Gemini 2 Record Equipped, the first connected shoe designed specifically to make you a better runner. It’s the latest technology for tracking your run, married to the best technology in comfort,…

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Photos From the Run #GlobalRunningDay

A few weeks ago we asked our users from the You VS the Year community to celebrate Global Running Day by sharing a snap from one of their all time favorite runs.  We felt so inspired we decided to feature the shots that made our bucket list. Get in on the Global Running Day festivities by sharing a mid…

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Are Grains Bad?

Popular diets such as Whole30 and Paleo shun all grain products from their edible vocabulary. But, are these diets accurate in vilifying this food group? Are their gripes with whole grains warranted? What does “whole grain” mean? As a refresher, whole grains are one subgroup of the grains family (think: wheat, rice, oats, corn, barley).…

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Want Better Results? Add Structure to Your Workouts

Performance improvements and injury prevention are the two biggest reasons to take a calculated approach to training. By purposefully structuring your workouts in specific ways, you can ensure you’ll hit all the important components involved in making you a better athlete while reducing your chance of injury. If you aren’t sure where to begin, the…

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5 Get-Lean Tips for Runners

When it comes to weight management, we tend to focus on the health-related benefits of being lighter, like cholesterol and blood pressure readings, as well as aesthetics. For runners, however, shedding excess pounds may also increase performance gains. There’s no denying the fact that you will likely run faster when you’re at your ideal racing…

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4 Tips to Give Your Training a Boost

Even though every athlete is different and what works for one person may not work for another, there are several training principles that hold true for everyone. These four training tips could mean the difference between achieving that next step or plateauing. 1. FOCUS ON MOBILITY By increasing range of motion in your ankles, hips…

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6 Things Your Health Data Says About You

One of the most headline-grabbing topics of the last few years has been the global obesity epidemic. The importance of exercising more and eating better has been emphasized time and again by experts in hopes of improving health across the board. It is no wonder that fitness trackers have seen such a surge in popularity.…

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Is Muscle Failure Bad?

When performing a particular exercise to failure, you continue completing reps until you physically can’t do any more. We’re talking pushing yourself to that muscle-busting limit where you can’t push, pull or lift that particular weight even one more time. This is sometimes referred to as “AMAP,” which stands for “As Many As Possible.” A…

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4 Fitness Myths You Should Stop Believing Now

There are tons of opinions about the best way to get in shape. How do you know what recommendations you should follow? The advice that resonates with you is the best to heed. If you haven’t found the right path to improve your fitness, here are a few things you may need to read: 1.…

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Jump Into Strength Training With These 7 Easy Moves

When it comes to improving health, you’d be hard-pressed to find many activities that beat strength or resistance training workouts. Research has shown that this type of training has the potential to positively impact a wide range of health outcomes, including preventing osteoporosis, improving lower-back pain, enhancing overall physical function, and increasing metabolism. What’s more,…

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5 Benefits of Breathing Correctly

Breathing isn’t something most of us often think about — until it becomes difficult. After a strenuous run, we’re out of breath and struggle to intake enough oxygen to propel us for the next mile. When we’re experiencing great stress, we feel our breathing become thin or labored. We focus on other aspects of our…