Category: Strength Training

Want to Maximize the Cycling Benefits for Seniors?

Get Your Butt in the Gym to do Strength Training for Cyclists Over 50 As a nearly 60-year old cyclist, I hate to see “over 50” and “senior” in the same headline. One of the cycling benefits for seniors is building increased endurance. But the reality is that bicycling is a non-weight-bearing sport, which means…

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…

Finding a Cycling, Running Coach to Crush Your Next Adventure Goals

Choosing Simple Endurance Means You Want to Focus on the Process of Training, Not Just Results Finding a cycling coach or a running coach to help you find your challenges and reach your biking, running, or endurance sport goals can be tough. You need to find someone who understands your goals, your needs, and your…

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…

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…

Four Tested Ways to Improve Performance During Your Menstrual Cycle

Women Can Use Hormone Levels to Actually Improve Training During Their Menstrual Cycle One of the most useful ideas in Dr. Stacy Sims’ book Roar is that women don’t need to avoid or try to alter their menstrual cycle to perform at their best.  While the high-hormone pre-menstrual phase can cause more fatigue and a…

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…

Joy the Downward Dog Has Fitness Goals. Do You?

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