Len was focused on the Vertical K on Saturday, which was extremely challenging. He was a bit unsure about the 2nd days Marathon but with encouragement from his wife, he ended up having a weekend to be proud of!
Ben felt at home since the ADK was his old stomping grounds for years and included many visits to Whiteface Mountain & the High Peaks Region. This may be the 1st time Ben breathed through his ears though...
Wahoo Fitness is a company that focuses on using the devices you already own, such as your iPhone or Android Device, to track and record all of your training data. With the powerful phones we have today, the Wahoo Fitness App is able to record your GPS track, distance, heart rate, elevation profile, wattage, cadence and much more.
By Joe Azze The kettlebell swing is a movement that all athletes should include in their training and is for anyone looking to increase their general fitness and functional strength. Training with kettlebells (KB) focuses on muscle integration and not isolation. You are training and conditioning the body as a whole. Everything from your cardiorespiratory to grip strength will be challenged.
By Joe Azze With the off season fast approaching for many, the most important thing an athlete can do at this time of year is re-evaluate their rest & recovery (R&R). Look back and reflect on your achievements as well as the races or workouts that didn't exactly go as planned. Ask yourself, could you have done better with your rest & preparation?
Your Threshold is simply the hardest possible effort you can sustain for 60 minutes straight. Your average heart rate, power and pace for this effort is your threshold. To do a 60 minute all out effort is extremely challenging and is not necessary. A shorter 20 minute test can be done to establish your threshold.
Your Power and Heart Rate Training Zones are essential for you as an athlete to ensure that your truly making your hard days hard and your easy days easy. Establishing your zones will increase the efficacy of your training and prescribed workouts so that you are training at the right intensity levels for maximum results.
By Joe Azze Push-Ups are a great way to strengthen your core while enhancing upper body strength. The core not only involves the abdominals but includes the muscles of the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine, along with the pelvic girdle and hip joint. The push-ups in the video demonstrate the involvement of the core for stabilization and performance. These are just a few examples.
By Joe Azze For an athlete to take full advantage of their training and maximize their performance it is essential to become familiar with your Perceived Exertion. Whether you are coached or a self coached athlete and using a heart rate monitor, power meter or just keeping an eye on your pace, gaining experience & familiarity with Rating Perceived Exertion is an invaluable tool.