WE HAVE MOVED!

Dear readers, 

Thank you for your loyal support in visiting Why We Run Network. We hope we have inspired you to embrace health & fitness as part of your lifestyle. To reach out to more viewers and encourage them onto the path of healthy living, we have moved to SingaSports.com. Do check out our new site for latest events coverage & updates, reviews and more!

We look forward to having you to join us as we embark on leading healthier and more meaningful lives together!

The Team at SingaSports.com,

Experience Sports. Experience More.

P.S, If you are unable to view the new site, I would advise to clear your cache again. Thats because your electronic device have so-called “registered SingaSports.com as the whywerunn’s landing page. We are working on that issue. SOrry for the inconvenience caused! 😦

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Reebok ReeTones Reeview!

To be honest, this picture made my mind up for me. Yeah, tell me about Photoshop and all… But come on, look at those toned legs, those buttcheeks – who doesn’t want them! The 130-odd dollars was nothing compared to the image of what I could possibly look like post-RunTones then.  I remember running in them the very same evening I got them and my only thought was, “Boy these shoes sure are heavy.”

I honestly never knew how they work – Although it is claimed that the soles are designed to target certain muscles – and if they really worked. Sure, I felt my legs become leaner and stronger but I would not attribute it fully to the shoes. They were a great motivator (those buttcheeks, those buttcheeks) and I would feel satisfied after each run – more effort taken equates to more calorie burn – the basic rule of weight loss, we all know. 😉

However, over time, my legs got used to the weight and adjusted to the instability and it was not before long my promising-of-a-miracle RunTones felt like my previous Adidas (and where’s the buttcheeks?). Sketchers has Kim Kardashian to market their Shape Ups, FitFlops are built-in gyms (W-O-W much??) and New Balance boasts to help you look good even when it’s on (uhhhh)… But all these would mean nothing if you do not put in effort on your part.

Yes, I would encourage anyone to get a pair (whichever fits your preference or level of exercise) but honey, you gotta know that these shoes aren’t gonna work for you if you aren’t working in them. Walk, brisk walk, skip, jog, run, dance, match them with as many clothes in your wardrobe when you head out… You know what I mean. If you make them a part of your lifestyle and you stay active, inevitably you will see results and that happens, don’t thank the shoes, thank YOU! Now get out and get a new pair of jeans.

P.S: Hey, wanna check out my buttcheeks? HAHA just kidding!

 

(The writer is a part of the Awesome Team. Known only by her Super heroine name – Elektra, she runs, trains and workout a couple of times weekly. Thats all you need to know, for now.) 

Learn more about the different Running styles

Knowing your Running Style is important as it will help you decide the type of running shoe you would need. There are 3 types of running style, which is categorize by the landing of the foot in each stride.

Heel Strikers

The back portion of your heel comes in contact with the ground first and then the foot rolls onto the sole and pushes off from the ball of the foot for the next stride. Heel striking will result in more shock impose to your knees and ankles as your leg will be fairly stiff on impact. Heel strikers tend not to make use of the natural shock absorbent properties of their arch and foot, which are the first areas of shock absorption during a run.

  • Recommended shoes:

Due to the reduced use of the natural shock absorbers of the arch and foot, it is recommended that running shoes with cushioned heel regions would help lessen the shock and impact on contact. Most cushioning shoes will provide the support.

Mid-foot Strikers

The mid section or the ball of your foot contacts the ground first during a run. The leg tends to flex on contact with the ground, therefore introducing less stress on the knees and minimizing pressure on the ankles.

  • Recommended shoes:

It is ideal to have running shoes with cushioning or padding in the mid section of the shoes. However, there are not many running shoes in the market with substantial mid-foot cushioning.

Forefoot

The front of the foot is the first to contact the ground. A forefoot runner will also have the leg flexed on contact to the ground therefore causing less stress on the knees and ankle. This is much like use by sprinter.

  • Recommended shoes:

Similar to mid-foot strikers, the shoes should have more cushioning or padding in the front section of the shoes to help with the shock absorption.

Cheers! (: