Category: Body weight work

Want More Speed and Power on the Bike? Use These Six Critical Movements

What Strength Training Exercises Do I Need For a Full-Body Workout? To reap the benefits of strength training for cyclists, how do you know what exercises to do? We know that strength training at least once a week will help build a stronger foundation for your on-the-bike work. Strength training helps you ride faster, with…

Discover New Strength and Mobility With Yoga Course

Yoga For Cyclists, Runners, and Others in a Six-Week Course to Strengthen Joints and Muscles First Class Free with Email Signup! Do your hips and back hurt after a workout? Does your lower back, shoulders, and/or neck hurt after a workout?  Is your posture getting worse as you bike more? Do your hips and shoulders…

New Research is Absolutely Clear: Lift More Less

Effective Strength Training for Cyclists, Runners Means Fewer Reps, Heavier Weights The science is absolutely clear: Strength training for cyclists and strength training for runners works and is critical for improved performance. And the recent research suggests we should be lifting heavier weights with fewer reps. And as an older athlete, I’m doing less volume…

Targeting Strength Training and Nutrition for Women Get Solid Results!

Strength Training for Women and a Focus on Women’s Nutrition and Fitness Develops Performance Among all the advice from Dr. Stacy Sims in her book Roar, I took away three key thoughts: One, lift heavy weights to develop strength training for women Two, consume more protein to develop women’s nutrition and fitness Three, utilize your…

Since Strong is the New Beautiful, Grab a Bigger Kettlebell

Women Need Heavy Strength Training to Counter Loss of Lean Muscle Mass How do women get stronger? Women need heavy strength training. In Dr. Stacy Sims’ book Roar, she says “strong is not only sexy, it’s essential.”  I see more women at the gym to lift heavy weights.  For good reason.  Women need heavy strength…

Your Butt is a Steering Wheel; Make Sure It’s Got Power!

Female Athletes Need a Strong Core for Stability, Mobility, and Strength How can women get a stronger core for increased stability and proper movement? Dr. Stacy Sims says that a strong core (abs, obliques, glutes, hips, and back) is essential to staying injury-free as well as perform your best. Women generate the majority of their…

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…

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…

Remember These Three Essentials for Your New Strength Training Plan

Returning to the Gym? Move Slowly and Be Patient! Prior to the pandemic, my strength training plan 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…

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. Even 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…

Joy the Downward Dog Has Fitness Goals. Do You?

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