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Research shows that just five minutes of jumping rope before a run can make you a faster runner.
The benefits of building core strength go beyond the abs.
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This next-level dumbbell circuit will help improve core mobility and build a more efficient, powerful stride.
Simulate the aerobic benefits of running without adding more wear and tear to your body.
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Young runners are opting out of the gym sessions in favor of other, more fun cardio activities.
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