In Coaches Corner

In Coaches Corner

4 Knockout Indoor Cycling Tips!

10.02.2012 | Categories: In Coaches Corner | Read More

1. Race in a Dim Room.
This might sound like a misnomer, but doing your racing in a dim room actually does help you. Racing in a dim room gives you a change from the normal scenery which will help your mind and give you a little bit more of a challenge for your indoor cycling workout. This is a complete change of pace from the “normal” daylight routine.

2. Alternate Workouts.
There are many different workouts that can be used in indoor cycling. There is spinning, strength training, and endurance, just to name a few of the workouts that can be done indoors. Use a combination of the workouts to really challenge you and use different segments to challenge you even more.

3. Use a Recumbent Bicycle.
Use a recumbent bicycle in your indoor cycling - you get a fantastic workout using one. Since you are in a recumbent position, there is no pressure on your wrists, back or neck and your vision actually improves. This is a fantastic way to get a workout without stressing your body to the extreme.

4. Use Music.
When using indoor cycling machines, you will need to have something that will bring excitement. Music is the best choice for this! Upbeat music and loud music will both help motivate you to keep going for the length of the workout. Since you do not have to worry about road traffic, you can keep going with the music during your workout.te Workouts.
There are many different workouts that can be used in indoor cycling. There is spinning, strength training, and endurance, just to name a few of the workouts that can be done indoors. Use a combination of the workouts to really challenge you and use different segments to challenge you even more.

3. Use a Recumbent Bicycle.
Use a recumbent bicycle in your indoor cycling - you get a fantastic workout using one. Since you are in a recumbent position, there is no pressure on your wrists, back or neck and your vision actually improves. This is a fantastic way to get a workout without stressing your body to the extreme.

4. Use Music.
When using indoor cycling machines, you will need to have something that will bring excitement. Music is the best choice for this! Upbeat music and loud music will both help motivate you to keep going for the length of the workout. Since you do not have to worry about road traffic, you can keep going with the music during your workout.

Training Tips: Chisel your physique

04.20.2010 | Categories: In Coaches Corner | Read More

blog/bikers.jpgCycling and running won't guarantee you a sleek physique no matter how fast or how far you go.
 
Many people cycle and run on a regular basis and yet we still have very little muscle tone and definition.  We have all seen the toothpick thin runner or cyclist.  They are skinny but they are not chiseled.  There are also many people who cycle and run on a regular basis but still have additional fat around their waist line and no sculpting of their muscles.
 
A well rounded conditioning program includes overall conditioning to build muscle as well as endurance, strength and flexibility.  Strength training is a must to sculpt body shape, change body composition, and create an athletic appearance.

Here are a few tips that will help increase overall lean muscle mass and start to transform your muscle into toned athletic physique: Read More

Training Tips - Yes You Should!

04.19.2010 | Categories: In Coaches Corner | Read More

Yes you should - do yoga!  Many of say that we will stretch after our workouts or on a recovery day, but it never happens.  Signing up for a stretching or yoga class can improve your daily performance and make a big difference in your weekly training plan.  
 
Many stretching and yoga classes focus on balance as well as increasing range of motion.  Better balance is an asset is running and cycling.  When you get off balance on the bike or if you start to turn an ankle running you can quickly recover if you have good balance and core strength.  Better balance reduces the chance for a fall.  Stretching can help with recovery because it increases blood flow to your muscles. It also can help with stress relieve by relaxing tense muscles that often accompany stress.

Spring's Secret Weapon

04.06.2010 | Categories: In Coaches Corner | Read More

Here's a secret weapon that can significantly improve your athletic performance this spring - it's all about the zzzzzzz's. Research suggests that adding more sleep can improve everyday workouts and sports performance (www.aasmnet.org).  Here are 10 tips to get more sleep so you can be your best :
 
1) Allow 8-9 hours for sleep each night
2) Go to bed at the same time every night
3) Get up at the same time everyday
4) No television in the bedroom.  Leave the bedroom as your sanctuary for sleeping and sex
5) Place the alarm clock somewhere where it can be heard but not seen
6) Keep the bedroom dark and quiet
7) Invest in a good mattress.  
8) Keep your bedroom at a comfortable temperature
9) Stay on a consistent exercise program
10) Relax with a book, music or meditation to unwind before bed

12 Great Training Tips to Slim Down for Summer

03.31.2010 | Categories: In Coaches Corner | Read More

Spring and summer often gives us all  a sense of urgency to lose any extra winter weight before pulling out those spandex cycling shorts and bathing suits.  Here are 12  great tips to take the winter weight off quickly.......
 

Getting Ready To Ride A Century? Way to go!

03.29.2010 | Categories: In Coaches Corner | Read More

Here is a 14 week training plan to let you achieve your goal.

Week #1

  • Monday = 30 min Lemond g-force ut Manual program
  • Tuesday = 30 min of cardiovascular cross-training + 30 min strength training
  • Wednesday = 60 min bike ride at an easy to moderate pace (65-75% of max heart rate on the bike)
  • Thursday = 30 min Lemond g-force ut Pump the Power program + 30 min strength train
  • Friday = Off day Saturday = 60 min bike ride at moderate pace (75-80% of max heart rate on the bike) Sunday = 60 min bike ride at easy pace (60-75% of max heart rate on the bike)

Training Tips - Coffee anyone?

03.26.2010 | Categories: In Coaches Corner | Read More

Wondering if coffee is good for your workout?  An April 2006 Journal of Sports Science (http://www.jssm.org/) study found that caffeine had a positive impact on the performance of male athletes.  The group of male athletes that were given caffeine were "able to maintain a higher intensity without undue fatigue," according to Michelle Jones Ph.D.  The benefits are greater for athletes that aren't regular caffeine users.........

Training Tips: Attitude Is Everything

03.25.2010 | Categories: In Coaches Corner | Read More

This morning I was determined to make my muscles scream with a high intensity interval workout.  I put together the perfect sixty minute mix on my i-pod, and the I got on the Lemond g-force UT for thirty minutes of Pump the Power followed by thirty minutes of Bust Your Gut.  These two high intensity interval training sessions put me onto the pain train.  I knew the workout was going to hurt, but I also knew I would reap huge fitness gain by pushing my self in the anaerobic zone.  I was looking forward to the workout on Sunday night and woke up this morning ready to go hard.........

Spring training

03.02.2010 | Categories: In Coaches Corner | Read More

Spring is just around the corner - and it's time to get ready to ride!  Here is a perfect three-day training plan to get you into great cycling shape using the LeMond Fitness g-force UT.

How to avoid injuries and have some fun with your training

02.08.2010 | Categories: In Coaches Corner | Read More

blog/blogFeb8_Small.jpgMixing up your training is key to keeping exercise fun.  Varying your cycling workouts with other activities can also reduce your risk of injury, improve your overall fitness through active recovery, give you a mental break, and give you an opportunity to learn something new.

Overuse injuries are common in cycling, running and swimming.  These activities promote doing the same range of motion over and over again.  However, injuries are not inevitable.  Most injuries happen because..........

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