4 Hacks for Getting Ready for a 5K

Whether you’re a casual runner who wants to earn a medal or you’re a seasoned runner who wants a great way to test your race times, a 5K race is a great way to do both. A 5K race is short enough to stay fun and long enough to push yourself. If you want to set a new personal best at an upcoming 5K race, we know a few tips and tricks to help you. Let’s take a look at 4 hacks to help you prepare for your next 5K race.

  1. Plyometrics

Also known as jump training, plyometrics is a once popular, then forgotten about, and now popular again method of training that is used by athletes. The idea is to use your bodyweight as the resistance by launching yourself into the air during high intensity drills. You’ll be dramatically boosting your performance as your endurance skyrockets and your joints strengthen.

This training method should only be used by those without prior knee or ankle problems. Some of the plyometric exercises are high impact so you must have healthy joints in order to perform them. If not, you risk injury.

If you want to start slow with plyometrics, there are great beginner workouts on YouTube. You can also check out the original P90X for one of the best and most effective plyometric workouts in the industry.

  1. H.I.I.T.

H.I.I.T. is short for High Intensity Interval Training. Like Plyometrics, the benefit of using H.I.I.T. is a fast improvement in performance. This type of training pushes you past your limits, resulting in better endurance and strength. Try incorporating one or two H.I.I.T. workouts every week into your workout schedule.

  1. Rest Up

Plyometrics and H.I.I.T. are seriously intense forms of training. One of the best things you can do is allow yourself more time to rest. Getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night ensures that your body is able to capitalize on maximum growth hormone levels. This will ensure a quick and effective recovery. Skipping on sleep while doing these types of workouts may result in over training and injury. So play it safe and listen to your body. If you feel like you’re doing too much then take a day off. You don’t want to injure yourself before race day.

  1. Wear a Sauna Suit

The easiest thing you can do to improve your running performance is to wear a Kutting Weight sauna suit. Why?

The Kutting Weight neoprene sauna suit has been shown in a series of scientific studies to dramatically improve your athletic performance. Subjects wearing the suit showed an improvement of up to 67% when their total fatigue time was tested. Imagine how much better you could perform by increasing your endurance by 67%.

The Kutting Weight neoprene weight loss suit also features additional benefits such as fat burning and supporting cardiovascular health. All of these benefits from simply wearing a piece of clothing. Do yourself and your race times a favor: Get into a Kutting Weight sauna suit now.

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Dalleck, Lance. (2015) “Acute Benefits of Exercise with the Kutting Weight® Sauna Suit: Technical Report” Gunnison, CO. Western State Colorado University.

Dalleck, Lance. (2015) “Chronic Health and Performance Benefits of Exercise with

the Kutting Weight® Sauna Suit: Technical Report” Gunnison, CO. Western State Colorado University.

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