TRAINING LOG: January 2019

Welcome to Training Logs: one workout from each month laid out bare.   T.L. Jan 19: Quads, Traps, Delts   Block 1 – Leg, Core, and Shoulder Strength   SQUATS Five sets of decreasing reps and increasing weights at tempo of 3-1-1-1. Two minutes rest between sets. Focus: Control of weight and body throughout full … Continue reading TRAINING LOG: January 2019

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Six Reasons Cyclists Should Incorporate Spin Class into Training

For cyclists, whether mountain goats or tarmac rockets, one major appeal to the sport is being outside. As a result, few try spin classes—sweating in a dark room with blaring music is certainly jarring for those used to the solace of tranquil roads. When winter approaches, however, most of North America transforms into a less-than-ideal … Continue reading Six Reasons Cyclists Should Incorporate Spin Class into Training

Any Form of Exercise Better Than None, Study Concludes

  Some prefer short bursts of high-intensity action. Others enjoy long, leisurely hikes. As far as being healthy is concerned—especially in terms of anti-aging—any exercise is always better than none, a scientific review has affirmed. Exercise has a positive effect on our metabolism, which is important for weight management, especially as we age. Your metabolism … Continue reading Any Form of Exercise Better Than None, Study Concludes

Three Supplements That are Actually Worth Your Money

The supplement industry is a large one. And they're savvy marketers. But that doesn't mean every supplement is worth your wallet—on the contrary, few are helpful and almost none are necessary. These three, however, we recommend (to those who need them).   Protein Powder Carbohydrates are best at providing the human body with energy to … Continue reading Three Supplements That are Actually Worth Your Money

3 Essential Lower Body Movements and the Best Ways to Perform Them

Whatever your training split and no matter your experience level, there are certain fundamental movements that are worth mastering. For the lower body, our Big Three are the Squat, the Lunge, and the Deadlift. Here are a few variations of each worth trying.   Squat Goblet: Hold a dumbbell, kettlebell, or medicine ball to your … Continue reading 3 Essential Lower Body Movements and the Best Ways to Perform Them