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Jan

Top 5 Strength Movements for Endurance Athletes

The relationship between strength and performance is well-documented, but for endurance athletes focused on performance that relationship represents a balancing act.   The trick is to incite muscle gains while also maintaining range of motion and retaining flexibility. This means focusing simultaneously on the “how” as well as the “what”.  By doing the right exercises in …

31
Dec

The Resolution Lie: Why 92% of New Year’s Goals Fail

Despite the best of intentions, only 8% of New Year’s resolutions are successful.  Even more shocking, 25% will fail within the first week.  A look at some common causes for failure can be key to setting realistic goals for your New Year. Takeaways: More Americans will make New Year’s resolutions than watch the Super Bowl …

19
Dec

Attack Your Offseason: Why a Functional Movement Screen is Job 1

Throughout a long season and career, endurance athletes put an incredible amount of stress on their muscles, joints and soft tissue.  While the movements required for a given sport are similar between competitors, how a specific athlete handles the load can differ greatly. Understanding how your unique body moves and adapting your approach can be …

2
Dec

Holidays 2016: 20 Gift Ideas for Endurance Athletes

Shopping for an endurance athlete can be challenging.  This is because the same people who take their training seriously also take their gear seriously. If this sounds familiar and you’d like to avoid another year of feigned gratitude and post-holiday returns, we are here to help.  Our holiday gift guide will set you on the right track. Specialized Socks Can …

17
Nov

Strength Training: Your Secret Weapon for Peak Performance

Endurance athletes are creatures of habit.  Most began training because they love the core discipline of their craft, therefore their workout routines are very much… routine.  Their favored fitness pursuits include a long ride, breaking a sweat on a run or the solitude of a lap pool. While these athletes can understand how strength training might help them …

1
Nov

Cycling Off-Season: Change Your Approach & Dominate 2017

You love to race.  You are committed, relentless and diligent.  Yet despite your dedication, by this time of year there is a part of you that is burnt out both mentally and physically.   You still enjoy it, but a long season of ups and downs has you ready for a break. They say absence makes …

20
Jun

Beat the Heat: Essential Racing Strategies for Hot Weather

When nearing a race, few things can be as disheartening as an extended forecast with temps north of 80 degrees.  This is because experienced athletes know that of the many race day challenges, extreme heat presents a unique and dangerous wildcard.  This makes adapting your preparation, approach and execution crucial to ensuring you have a …

20
May

Optimize Your Training with Metrics & Testing

For many casual endurance athletes, assessing performance and tracking metrics begins and ends with a training journal.  Athletes diligently chart training mileage along with their performance on race day, using the limited data set to tweak their recipe and improve. While this approach can be effective for moderate gains, the science of training has much …

20
Apr

Common Triathlon Training Myths Debunked

Aspiring triathletes faces a variety of challenges. From managing the time commitment of training to avoiding injury, successfully traversing pre-race pitfalls can sometimes seem like walking a minefield.  With so many challenges that are simply unavoidable, athletes would do well to rid themselves of those that can be managed.  One such saboteur is misinformation. It’s …

30
Mar

Greatest Workout Jam Champion is Crowned

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