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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…

This Cycling Adventure Was a Bit Too Epic – This Time

Railroad Tracks, Prickly Bushes, Mosquitoes, and Mud Make for a Little Too Much Challenge I love creating my own cycling adventure by finding fire roads or old logging roads. This particular cycling adventure, though, turned out to be a bit more than I bargained for. Amazing Gravel Roads for a Cycling Adventure in Sawyer County,…

Three Keys to Return to Strength Training in the Gym

Move Slowly in Return to the Gym Prior to the pandemic, my goal in the gym was to lift heavy things to build overall strength that I could tap for on-the-bike endurance.  I was deadlifting with a hex bar, using dumbbells for shoulder, back, and chest work, and doing a lot of kettlebell work, especially…

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How to Stay Motivated to do Online Strength Workouts

Get Accountability and Motivation With Foundation Strength Online Workout Plan Let’s face it: Unless you’ve been going back to a gym, your at-home workouts have not been good. kEven if you use an expensive or free online workout plan, it’s a challenge to keep going. Since the pandemic caused the shutdown in March, people have…

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,…

Why Your Cycling Endurance Training Plan Can Make You Fast

Building Your Cycling Endurance Improves Endurance Capacity, Strength, and Speed In a “normal” year, we’d all be checking off the adventures, events, rides, and races we targeted over the winter and spring. We would use periodization and a cycling endurance training plan to plan out our training to arrive at a peak fitness for our…

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…

Training Process Before Results Can Bring More to Life

Deprey: the Process of Training is the Whole Point When we focus solely on getting results in our endurance sports, we create unsustainable expectations for ourselves. But when we focus on the training process instead of training just for results, the habits we develop can bring us a happier and more fulfilled life. For Derek Deprey,…

Running During the Pandemic Can Bring Fundamental Changes

My neighbor has been out running nearly every day. My wife has been getting out at least every other day, sometimes more. One of the “bright spots” of the Coronavirus pandemic is seeing more runners and cyclists out on the trails and roads. Running and riding are obviously not new. What’s different now is the…