Category: HIIT

Run Less, Run Harder in Successful Running Training Plan for Endurance

How to increase stamina for running to build aerobic capacity, strength, and speed One of the longest traditions in the world of running is to run lots and lots of miles to get faster and improve race times. But so many miles takes a lot of time and takes a toll on your body. What…

Get Remarkable Results With Your 2021 Health Goals

Lose Weight and Get Stronger Through Strength Training, Better Fueling I’ve had several inquiries lately about how best to lose weight and get stronger. I will always argue that the answer is the opposite of that question: Get stronger and you will lose weight. Get stronger with heavy weight, do interval work, and you will…

Wearing a Mask May Actually Deliver Growth in Lung Capacity

Face Masks Improve Breathing by Increasing Lung Capacity We are going to be – and should be – wearing masks for several months yet into 2021.  Instead of fighting against the public health and medical officials, people who refuse to wear masks should instead know that masks improve breathing capacity! In fact, people pay a…

Unlock How Cycling Helps You Crush Your Weight Loss Goals

Bicycling and Other Endurance Sports Can Help Us With Our Physical, Mental, and Emotional Fitness Riding a bicycle keeps me sane. No, really. Ask my wife. If I go more than a few days without pedaling a bicycle, I get a “little irritable.” She’s being kind. Cycling has always had a huge mental, physical, and…

Targeted Workouts and Fueling Help Women Get Strong!

Female athletes get stronger by using better fueling, planning workouts based on menstrual cycle, and lifting heavy weights. Among all the advice from Dr. Stacy Sims in her book Roar, the three suggestions that are most important for my strength training and endurance sport female athletes and women are these: One, lift heavy weights. Two,…

Learning the Hard Way to Focus on Process

I learn the hard way. Lessons need to beat me upside my head before they sink in.  And what I have slowly learned over a 35 year career of doing endurance sports is that to focus on process in training our bodies and minds helps us become better people. As a cyclist, runner, cross-country skier,…

Want to Know How HIIT Training Can Quickly Boost Your Fitness?

High-Intensity Interval Training for Endurance Athletes Builds Endurance, Speed, and Power Among all the endurance sport training techniques out there, none have gotten the attention as high-intensity interval training or HIIT. And with good reason. HIIT for endurance athletes works, not only to build speed, power, and snap, but to build endurance. Yes, you increase…

Polarized Training Offers the Best Tool for Endurance Sport Training

There has been a growing body of research shows that polarized training increases: VO2 max, your ability to use oxygen to fuel your efforts; time to exhaustion; adaptation to training stress; velocity and power. With polarized training, endurance athletes do a majority of long, slow distance work at their base aerobic level. And they do…

Have Patience, You Won’t See Body Changes Right Away!

Fitness Adaptation Takes Four to Eight Weeks I wish I had a dollar for every person at my gym who starts a fitness program, then, after a couple of weeks, never shows up again. Fitness adaptation is the reason so many people stop their exercise and training plans after four or six weeks.  People with…