Want to lose weight or get stronger with running? A sports coach tells us all about the benefits of this ultra-complete discipline.
Go thin, toned silhouette, tapered legs, abs … running is one of the best ways to lose weight or to carve his body in the long run. Whether you are a beginner or jogger seasoned Clélia Edouard, Coach Sportive in Paris, gives us his advice to do it right and get all the benefits.
How to start running?
If you start, some precautions should be taken beforehand: “Even if running is an accessible sport, it is still an intense sport activity, especially when you start,” warns Célia Edouard. “The first exits can be painful and you can easily get hurt if you do not take care to gradually increase the distance and intensity.In parallel, it is essential to perform muscle strengthening to protect the joints: hip , knees, ankles … “.
No need to set unrealistic goals. Better to go step by step and progress at your own pace: “The ideal is to start with one session per week of 20 to 25 minutes maximum, alternating jogging and brisk walking,” advises Clelia Edouard. “For example: 3 minutes of jogging and 1 minute of brisk walking.After 5 or 6 sessions, you can gradually increase the duration of the training, by increasing the time of the jogging. comfortable, so we can go on a race of 30 minutes non-stop, or even add a second session in the week “.