How long does it actually take to get out of shape?

How quickly it takes for detraining (also called deconditioning) to occur once you stop exercising depends not only on your age, how fit you are, and how long you have been exercising, but also on what type of exercise you were doing and at what level.

Below we show you an infographic of how long does it actually take to get our of shape. This is an estimate data as said before.


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Here you can find also a good article to read: The Exercise Detraining Effect

Add Workout History from Garmin, Polar and Runsense

At RunnerSquare we keep moving to improve your running & walking experience.

We are proud to announce that you have already available a new feature that allow you to import your Garmin, Polar, Runsense and other .GPX (data file extension) sport watches history at once to your RunnerSquare profile.

Follow below steps to import your data history (only from RunnerSquare website and tablet versions):

  1. Select Workout option at the website bar menu
  2. Click on Add Workout option
  3. Select “Import history” to upload .ZIPX file with all workout data (before you will need to export .ZIPX file from your watch website console).
  4. Once you have uploaded file, you can choose between Save or “Save & publish” option in case you want to make your workout data private or public.

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Import workout data history from Garmin, Polar, Runsense...

 

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RunnerSquare Training Programs: Get out of that Running Rut

We’ve all been there before. Nothing is more plaguing to a runner than feeling as if you are stuck in a rut. Whether it is going your normal route, pulling on the same chafing shoes, too-similar-morning slumps or the frustration when you just cannot beat your last PR no matter how hard you try – we get it.

We at RunnerSquare, the running network made for runners by runners, have been there before, too. When we were designing our app, we wanted to make sure to provide all our runners with a way to spruce things up and break free from their mundane routines. That is why we created the RunnerSquare Challenges and specially designed Training Programs!

How does it work?

  • Set a workout goal and get audio feedback as you go to help you reach it (It’s almost as if you had your own personal trainer with you!)
  • Raise your RS Level by adding and improving your workouts over time
  • Compete for a chance to be in a top ranking position in the RunnerSquare network
  • Participate in RS Prize for a chance to win prizes
  • Use our complete set of Training Programs to reach customized goals
  • Track your running metrics with our Pace Calculator to measure progress
  • Interact and inspire other runners by sharing your goals, achievements and photos from your workouts and competitions

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You can set up your goals to get specific training and track your pace mobily and for free.

Take advantage of the Training Program and Pace Calculator features and many more to make the most of your running experience.

Download RunnerSquare for free on iOS and Android devices.

Happy running!

Race organized by HP, sponsored by Runnersquare is a huge success

More than 600 runners wait for the GaS race to begin. The race was organized by HP and sponsored by RunnerSquare.

More than 600 runners wait for the GaS race to begin. The race was organized by HP and sponsored by RunnerSquare.

Only two days after its launch, RunnerSquare is hitting the ground running due to its sponsorship of a race organized by Hewlett Packard (HP) which took place on Oct. 23.

On a warm and sunny day in the city of Barcelona, HP and RunnerSquare united their strengths to celebrate a very special day.

For the North American multinational corporation, today was the ninth annual celebration of their solidarity event, a race called GaS, which took place within Charity Week. HP also celebrated its 75th anniversary. At the same time, for RunnerSquare, today represented the starting point of a social network that will spark much conversation.

RunnerSquare gifted every participating runner with a hat and a flyer introducing itself as a social network created by runners and for runners.

The race, which consisted of 7.5 kilometers and started at 1 p.m., attracted more than 600 participants, a record breaking number.

Many stopped by since 11:30 a.m. to pick up their race shirts and the special gift of the race, a RunnerSquare technical runner’s hat.

The winner of the race completed the course in just a little over 28 minutes, an impressing time considering the demanding profile of the terrain.

Outside of the race course, there were countless curious people who asked about the new RunnerSquare application and showed real excitement and interest after discovering some of its unique and distinguishing features such as Runners Around and Travel Running.

We encourage you to check out our application and, more than anything, enjoy running!

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Introducing RunnerSquare!

Today, after more than a year of hard work, we are happy to announce the release of RunnerSquare: a social media community made for runners by runners.logo-whitebg

RunnerSquare brings the latest geolocation technology to your smartphone to help you measure your workout performances, advance toward your fitness goals and share your experience with your running community.

The RunnerSquare app and website combine a simple, intuitive platform design with tools to record, measure and maximize your runs.

With RunnerSquare, you can:

  • Connect with your fitness friends, racing teammates and the fellow runners you have yet to meet.
  • Post text updates, photos and videos to your running profile to encourage and inspire other runners.
  • Track and analyze the metrics of your workouts, receive audio feedback and use the GPS location tool to map where you move in real time.
  • Get introduced to other runners in your local neighborhood and around the world.
  • Find home stay opportunities with other runners when you travel for races, marathons and fun runs.

When we designed RunnerSquare, we placed runners first and metrics second — a key differentiator from how other running services think and work.

As runners ourselves, we share your passion for all things running. We know that a runner’s lifestyle is so much more than just the race.

Your running story starts with your training routines, favorite shoes, eating habits, good luck charms, traveling adventures and learning experiences along the way — all the little things that make your reason to run unique.

You can try RunnerSquare for free, simply click here to register now and start running. You can download RunnerSquare for iOS and Android from our website.

We hope you enjoy running with RunnerSquare as much as we enjoyed developing it for you!