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PERFORM BETTER HABITS – A LIST OF WAYS TO MAKE PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT EASY.

Crank up the Intensity

If you’ve been exercising and your volume is nearing maximum capacity or you’re crunched for time, then add more challenging workouts like speed-work or hills that strengthen your anaerobic system. Running a hill with a five-percent grade burns about three to five additional calories a minute. The key is to do these workouts prudently—no more than once or twice a week—and to pay attention to your form so that you don’t strain a muscle or otherwise get injured. Follow a training plan appropriate for your level of running.

Vary your training program

A varied training program is soten known as muscle confusion, or periodization. Variety often brings greater results. One easy way to add variety is to start your week with shorter, high-intensity workouts; this conditions metabolism and strength. Finish your week with longer low-intensity workouts; this conditions the bones, joints, and endurance. Taper from one type of training to the other as your week progresses to cover all forms of conditioning.