Tag: strength

Since Strong is the New Beautiful, Grab a Bigger Kettlebell

Women Need Heavy Strength Training to Counter Loss of Lean Muscle Mass (Women need heavy strength training is another recommendation from Dr. Stacy Sims’ book, Roar. This is one is a series of articles about specific training information and advice based on her book. If you are a female athlete, or coach female athletes, this…

Want to Feel Better as an Older Person? Lift Weights!

Weight Training for Older Cyclists and Runners Brings Better Health, Bone Strength, and Mobility Joan MacDonald was 70 years young when she started working out to deal with high blood pressure and acid reflux. Now look at her! Mike Harrington went to a personal trainer at 69-years-young to deal with weight gain and improve his…

Your Post-Workout Yoga Routine is Powerful Tool For Improved Recovery

Yoga has so many benefits for runners and cyclists. When you use yoga for recovery, it’s a great tool for creating some movement to counter tight hip flexors, shoulders, and neck. Yoga is great for building strength and mobility. We spend a lot of time moving forward in one plane. Yoga strengthens twisting and lateral…

You Need More Strength Training for Better Balance, Endurance

Unilateral Single Leg Strength Works Helps Cyclists and Runners Prevent Injuries, Builds Mobility I admit it. Working out at home has been a challenge. My wife, because she is amazing, somehow found some kettlebells online for Father’s Day. But for the most part, I’ve been trying to maintain some strength without going back to the…

Why Should Older People Continue to Strength Train

When we started working together, my 70-something client could barely bend her hips and knees. Within several months, she was doing squats and finding new mobility to move. One of the best parts of my job as a trainer at the WAC is working with older members who are strength training.  Most of the time,…

Be patient with your new workouts since fitness adaptation takes time. Your body needs to adapt to the work before it makes changes.

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…

Six Better Alternatives to Evil Crunches and Sit-Ups

Looking to Build Your Core More Effectively? Even if you can’t get back to the gym right now, a core workout is great for stability and mobility. However, don’t stop what you’re doing and pound out 100 crunches. Turns out that recent research shows crunches are not the best tool for core strength, and they…