Tag: training

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…

How to Create Your Own 5k Race During the Pandemic

Instead of worrying about what you missed, create your very own adventure event! If you’ve been sitting on a couch, watching Netflix for the past month, and now, you’re just itching to do something, ANYTHING! So it’s time to plan to create your own 5k race during the pandemic – or other adventure, if you’re…

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…

Adapt Your Endurance Training in the Pandemic

Plan your training with the pandemic to look long-term A friend of mine was logging a lot of long indoor trainer sessions this winter to prepare for the Dirty Kanza scheduled for May.  But most of the spring and summer races have been cancelled or postponed. The fall events are not looking good either. Moreover,…

Nine Ways to Get to the Gym When It Feels Impossible

Improving strength and fitness requires changes in your lifestyle and daily habits, including how often you get to the gym. However, research shows that many people don’t consistently continue with their fitness goals because it can be really hard to get to the gym, even if you’re paying the monthly membership. But the beauty of…

How to Improve Your Marathon Using Menstrual Cycle, Training Plan

How a Client Used Her Menstrual Cycle, Strength Training, and a Marathon Training Plan to Improve Her Race Time! Several months ago, the daughter of a friend agreed to try out the ideas in Dr. Stacy Sims‘ book Roar, which argues that with nutrition and training, women are not small men, for her marathon training.…

WAC Members Get Ready for First Cyclocross Race

I wrote a long note to the people in my Wisconsin Athletic Club Cyclocross class the night before their first race, and so I thought I’d share it since it gets at what we’re all about. In the class, we’ve been working on skills and training for the past six weeks, and they’ve made incredible…