Run news for May 30 2024

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Endurance running evolved to help humans chase down prey

Since the Stone Age, hunters have brought down big game with spears, atlatls, and bows and arrows. Traditional societies around the globe also relied on another deadly weapon: our legs. According to a recent report, running down big game such as antelope, moose, and even kangaroos was a widespread technique by indigenous peoples around the globe between the 16th and 21st centuries with nearly 400 cases of endurance pursuits—a technique in which prey are chased to exhaustion.

The recent study in nature human behaviour supports the idea that humans evolved to run long distances to hunt. Many times, running was more efficient than quietly stalking prey. Even though running costs more energy than walking, when it’s successful, it allows for a quicker kill—and a better return on time invested. When hunting faster prey, humans can rely on our unusual ability to run at a steady pace for hours and keep cool by sweating. A skilled tracker can force faster running prey into a relentless cycle of sprinting, overheating, exhaustion, and eventual collapse—then finish off the animal with a coup de grâce delivered by spear or club.

F45 to offer HYROX workouts

F45 studios worldwide now offer members HYROX workouts, preferential access to races and more. HYROX, the fitness racing pioneer, and F45 Training, known for its 45-minute HIIT sessions, are now partners after inking a two-year agreement that makes F45 HYROX’s official training partner. HYROX signature workouts will be made available every week for F45 members, whether they’re aiming to partake in future HYROX races or just want a fresh exercise experience.

HYROX, launched in 2017, hosts races that are typically held indoors in large exhibition halls, and feature eight cycles of one-kilometer runs, each of which is broken up by a functional workout where participants perform sled pushes, farmer’s carries and sandbag lunges. HYROX held over 40 global races in 2023 for a combined over 90,000 athletes. The 2024 Hyrox World Championships will be held in Nice, France June 7th through June 9th.

3 strength exercises to live longer and healthier

Squat to Curl and Military Press:

  • Stand with your feet hip-width apart and hold dumbbell weights.

  • Bend knees, push your hips backward as you sit into the squat, keeping the weight in your heels.

  • Return to the standing position, pushing through your heels.

  • Keeping your elbows close to your ribcage, curl the dumbbells toward your shoulders.

  • Press the dumbbells overhead, extending your arms fully.

Why it is good for longevity: This compound exercise mimics a lot of our everyday movement patterns, while the squat keeps our legs strong for sitting and standing.

Romanian Deadlifts to Triceps Kickbacks

  • Stand with feet hip-width apart and hold dumbbells.

  • Engage your core and start to hinge forwards. Maintain a very slight bend in the knee, and keep your back straight. The dumbbells should stay close to your legs.

  • At the bottom deadlift position, extend your arms straight behind you, pushing the dumbbells back until your arms are extended fully.

  • Slowly bring your arms back in front of you, and stand up from the deadlift position.

Why it is good for longevity: Deadlift movements strengthen the muscles running up the backside of your body, which could reduce lower back pain and help you maintain a healthy posture.

Sumo Squat to Shoulder Shrug

  • Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder-width, with toes pointed out to the side. Hold a heavy dumbbell in front of your chest.

  • Engaging your core muscles and keeping your back straight, lower into a wide squat position by bending your knees and pushing your hips back.

  • Push through your heels back into the starting position and move into a shoulder shrug at the top, shrugging your shoulders upward towards your ears, lifting the dumbbells with you.

Why it is good for longevity: An exercise that primarily targets your inner thighs and the muscles running in a triangle shape across the top of the back. These muscles are useful for lifting heavy objects or pulling down items from your high-up shelves. The inner thighs are an important component for stabilization and balance.

AI to make cyclists faster and track dumbbell form

AI is preparing to make elite cyclists even faster by gathering, processing and interpreting biometric information. AI is expected to discover correlations that lead to improvements in training techniques to make the best even better.

Kabata, an immersive workout platform, has raised $5 million to further develop its AI-powered dumbbells, which adapt to a users’ progress. The all-in-one smart progress-tracking dumbbells are adjustable from 5 to 60 pounds and expected to ship this fall. They can count reps, analyze form and use AI-powered coaching to adjust the weights.

Is Running a Four-Minute Mile the Secret to Longevity?

A new British Journal of Sports Medicine study assessed the longevity of the first 200 runners to break four minutes in the mile by seeing when the runners were born and when or if they died. Overall, 60 of the 200 men had died, at an average age of 73.6. Those still alive had an average age of 77.6. The researchers weren’t able to obtain causes of death for everyone, but of the seven who died before the age of 55, six were traumatic deaths or suicide and one was cancer.

The study found that those who broke four in the 1950s outlived their peers by 9.2 years, while those who did it in the 1960s or 1970s had an edge of 5.5 or 2.9 years, respectively, over their peers. That could be because the health of the general population is improving thanks to better medical care or simply that most of the milers are still alive so the edge will increase as they grow older.

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