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Pedal Power By Bob Townsend, CSCS Riding a bike efficiently involves skill. In this brief article on the topic of pedaling and cadence, Life Time and USA Cycling Certified Coach Bob Townsend, goes into the basics of how to turn the pedals more efficiently...
My Story: Hal Higdon---6-23-2009 By Endurance Planet He's well-known as a writer and a runner but, at the age of 78, Hal Higdon is embracing the multi-sport lifestyle. And he's stretching himself as an author as well. While he's published thirty-four books, he's just completed his first novel Marathon. Today on Endurance Planet, a My Story edition done in conjunction with USA Triathlon, we hear from the man who believes it's good to push a bit outside your comfort zone...
Knee Injuries By Mark Klion, MD One of the most common overuse injuries to the knee is "Runner's knee" or Patellofemoral syndrome. A change in normal activity like an unusually hard workout, or a longer than usual bike ride can lead to a strain around the kneecap and its' surrounding tissues. Pain occurs in the front of the knee that can be worse with activities like running, walking stairs, and even sitting at the movies with your legs bent for a long period of time.
Hip Injuries By Mark Klion, MD Injuries to the hip from running can be very common. The repetitive stresses placed on your hip joint can cause strains to the tissues around the joint including the capsule or labrum, muscles in the groin, hamstring and lateral hip stabilizers, and bone. Soft tissue injuries usually get better with activity modification, stretching, strengthening and a lot of tender loving care. It is the injuries to the bone that are more difficult to manage. . . . keep reading
COMING SOON - Spinervals 30.0 - Strong and Steady (VIDEO Trailer) featuring Life Time Fitness Cycle Club Members! Check out this trailer from the newest in the Spinervals Competition Series, Spinervals 30.0 - Strong and Steady, to be released FALL 2009 and featuring members from the Life Time Fitness Cycle Club!
Triathletes and cyclists of all levels will benefit from incorporating this training session into their workout routine. Targeting the 'Zone 3' or 'aerobic endurance' training intensity, this workout of over 2 hours will challenge riders of all abilities and is ideal for building cardiovascular and muscular strength and endurance. . . . keep reading
Individualize Your Workouts with Heart Rate
By Bob Townsend, CSCS Life Time Endurance Coach There is no single exercise program for everybody. All exercise programs should be custom fit to the individual. You should appreciate and respect others' training programs, but you must follow one that fits you. In group exercise programs, individuals are grouped together, follow the workout program and expect to do well. The instructor leads the group through the same intensity, duration, and . . . keep reading
Marathon Training Tips
By John Schueller Running a marathon is not for everyone nor is it something one should take on casually. Running or walking 26.2 miles requires planning and hard work to prepare you physically and mentally to insure an injury free and positive journey to a successful marathon. The time period to prepare for a marathon can vary depending on your fitness level. Someone with a high level of fitness and . . . keep reading
Part I of II: Performance Assessment Cardio Point Test at Life Time Fitness
- A Personal Perspective on Performance Testing Coach Troy Jacobson Anyone who has used my Spinervals Cycling and Runervals Treadmill training video workouts over the years knows that I'm a strong advocate of heart rate training and have been since the late 1980's. Knowing how the body is utilizes fuel and then training the various energy systems is critical for anyone who wants to achieve their fitness and competition goals. It's what the concept of 'training with a purpose' is all about and makes each workout more focused and effective. In Part I of this two part article series, I want to offer a summary of my experience in the field of performance testing simply to offer some personal perspective and to show how far the this service has come over the years. . . . keep reading
Part II of II: Performance Assessment Cardio Point Test at Life Time Fitness
- My Performance Assessment Experience and Results by Coach Troy Jacobson In part one of this two part series, I went over some of the history, from my personal perspective, of performance testing. In this section, I'll go over my experience from an actual test and let you know what you can expect from a Performance Assessment at Life Time Fitness.
It's important to know that both members and non-members of Life Time can get a test, known internally as a Cardio Point Assessment. The member can schedule an appointment at the Fitness Services desk on the second floor and the non-member simply needs to call their nearby Life Time Fitness and ask for the Metabolic Specialist to schedule a convenient test time. . . . keep reading
COACH TROY'S ENDURANCE TIP - Changing a Flat using a CO2 Cartridge You're out on a ride and all of a sudden, you hear that dreaded sound, ppsssstttttt....the sound of a flat tire! Oh no! What do you do now?! Hopefully you're prepared with the right tools and knowledge about how to change the flat on the road so you can finish your ride. In this short videocast, Coach Troy demonstrates how to quickly change a clincher tire (tube) using a standard CO2 Cartridge. Practice this at home so that when it happens on the road, you're ready for it! . . . keep reading
COACH TROY'S ENDURANCE TIP - Things to carry in your Saddle Bag Being stranded on the roads with a flat tire or other mechanical problem can be scary. The key is to be prepared and able to 'fix your bike', should something happen to it. Of course, the most common problem encountered is a flat tire. The first step in fixing your problem 'on the road' is to carry the right tools. In this short videocast with Coach Troy, he goes over some of the basics of what YOU should carry in your saddle bag (or zip lock) on your next ride! . . . keep reading
Endurance Tip - Protect yer' Noggin' The modern day bicycle helmet is lightweight, comfortable, well ventilated and plays the ever so important role of protecting yer noggin. In this short Endurance Tip with Coach Troy, he offers sage words of advice on proper helmet fit and tells you the about the 'two types of cyclists'. Be sure to watch this!
ENDURANCE TIP with Coach Troy - SLOW DOWN SAFELY ON THE BIKE Descending a steep, fast hill at high speeds can make even the most experienced cyclist nervous. Beginners can panic if they need to slow down quickly and that could mean trouble. Knowing how to apply the brakes to slow down safely and effectively is an important skill set all cyclists must develop. In this Endurance Tip, Coach Troy explains the proper high speed braking technique. . . . keep reading
Endurance Tip Videocast with Coach Troy: Pacing In this short Videocast, Endurance Tips with Coach Troy, the coach talks about the importance of pacing and especially the concept of not starting out too fast. The fact is that an overly ambitious start to any race, from a 5K to the 40K Time Trial on the bike, will result in a sub-standard performance overall. Start the race 'under control' and finish strong! . . . keep reading
Xtri Chats With Coach Troy Jacobson By Betsy Delcour, 3/19/2009 Perhaps most famous for being the creator of Spinervals and it's sister DVD Runnervals, Troy Jacobson can be credited as one of the founders of remote coaching in the triathlon industry. A football player-turned-pro triathlete back in the late 80s, Troy started his revolution a few years later with the then-high tech Fax-A-Coach business...and things took off from there! Here's what Troy had to say about life as a pro these days, compared to the 90s, his recent post as National Director of Endurance Training at Life Time Fitness, and who's tougher: football players or triathletes... . . . keep reading
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