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5 Keys to Running Your Best Race

Over the past few months, most of you reading this have dedicated a significant amount of time, dedication, and energy over preparing for this one race. If you put in the work, then you are ready for the race! Here are tips that have helped me crush through PR’s and...

Summer Prep Nutrition Challenge

Just in time for summer, we’re excited to announce not one, but TWO nutrition challenges happening at Arsenal Strength beginning this month! In an effort to meet the needs of the wide variety of individuals at Arsenal Strength, we’re going to be running two...

Importance of a Gait Analysis

We are just about eight weeks out of the 2018 Pittsburgh Marathon. For most, you are about to start a structured, intense 8-week program that is designed both physically and mentally for the course. (To get a customized plan click here). Staying injury free will be...

The Importance of Rest Days During Marathon Training

Whether you are training for your first half marathon or running your 50th full, it is crucial to take days off from running and training. It is easy to blow these days off, but I promise you that taking these days off are equally as important as your long runs. In...

Top Reasons to Run with a Group

For a lot of people running provides us with a chance to get away from reality and get lost in our thoughts and head. We don’t have to worry about anyone else’s schedule or the weather that is scheduled to arrive later that evening. To avoid burning out, I would argue...

How Strength Training Will Make You a Better Runner

Vincent Camps M.S., ACSM EP-C, CF-L1, 2x Boston Marathon Runner For most runners, hitting the weights or a gym is like visiting the dentist. You dread the day you have to go and have fear as far as what to expect when you arrive. However, strength training holds the...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Marathon Nutrition

Nutrition is one of the hottest topics amongst marathon runners. Questions about what to eat before, during, and after the race are commonly asked by beginners and even advanced runners. Will I lose weight? Why am I gaining weight? Is carb-loading important? All these...

6 Tips To Kick Off Marathon Training

Most of us have at least one point in our life have contemplated running a full marathon. This is an excellent goal and can be accomplished by anyone, but not without putting in the work! Whether you have fully committed or not, I want to help position you for...

2018 Vegas Nutrition Challenge

If a Vegas hotel package won’t motivate you to change your diet for four weeks and build new habits we don’t what will! Our new nutrition coach, Steve Donnelly, is back and geared up for a brand new challenge. If you enjoyed working with him in the Fall, you’re going...

5 Lifestyle Mistakes to Stop Making

Want an easier way to lose fat without starving yourself, counting every calorie, and eliminating your favorite food groups? Those extreme techniques only burn you out and leave you more frustrated than ever. I bet if I sat on your shoulder and watched your daily...

5 Steps to Avoid Stressing During the Holidays

Often in life, we face tasks that seem impossible, around the holidays these tasks seem to mount up even more frequently. Presents, parties, food, drinks, family, friends the holidays can sometimes be the most stressful time of the year. Questions arise such as, how...

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