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The Ryan Atkins Workout

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Get your OCR game in shape

By Chris Welner, Workout by Ryan Atkins; Photography by Fred Webster

If you want to race like Ryan Atkins, you have to start by working out like Ryan Atkins. Here’s the kind of work the King of OCR does to keep race ready. It’s a good, quick OCR simulation workout that you can do almost anywhere.

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Crank up the Megaburn with Lagree

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Star trainer’s method sets muscles on fire

By Chris Welner; Photography courtesy Lagree YYC

The first time you step on a Lagree Method Megaformer, the platform begins to inch apart like the San Andreas fault line. As you sink deep into a lunge in slow motion, the core tightens, glutes and quads engage and you channel enough energy to prevent California from falling into the Pacific, or at least enough to prevent falling though the Megaformer.

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Core of the Issue

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Upper body strength training will kick up your run game

By Andrew Cleary; Photography by Dave Laus; Athlete: Nichelle Laus

There’s no doubt a runner needs strong legs, but building a strong upper body, particularly your core will go a long way toward increasing endurance, lowering times and reducing recovery from long days of training and racing.

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Weighting Game

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Time to build strength, lose fat and gain speed

By Philip Ndugga; Photography by Charles Hope

Many people get into a running program to lose weight. This high-intensity workout has been designed for people who want to lose fat, increase strength and reach their fitness goals fast. It’s a perfect complement to your running program.

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