Keeping a detailed training diary allows you to track progress in training and racing, evaluate successes and failures, and refine future training programs. Thanks to your training diary, you can fulfill the first point of our training philosophy: train effectively. In addition to tracking your progress, your training diary also helps you adjust your training so that you peak at the appropriate time for your event.
Saddle Sores Saddle sores are an issue that cyclists might not like to talk about. Road rash refers to abrasions and wounds that occur when you crash and your skin scrapes along the ground. Once clean, you should place antibiotic ointment on the wound and cover it with a clean dressing.
Remember that mass-start swims are a mad dash at best, especially in sprint races. If you gradually increase your running tempo as you progress toward the bike, the run from the water to the bike can help your legs get ready to bike. The RunThe first few steps after the bike can be very awkward, but if you practiced bike-run transitions in training, you should be okay.
The gurus of functional training seem to deliver a clear message: Functional training should be done standing and should be multijoint. Functional training for those muscles involves training them to be better stabilizers, often by performing simple exercises through small ranges of motion. This can be done only by using exercises that train the muscles the same way they are used in sport, in other words, functional training.
This makes medicine-ball throws and cable-column exercises probably the best overall torso exercises. Advantages of Medicine-Ball TrainingThe medicine ball allows the user to work in a sports-general position or pattern. Medicine balls bridge the gap from conventional strength and endurance exercises for the torso to power development for the torso.
The distribution of weekly torso training should be done as follows: For two-day programs or in-season programs, combine both medicine-ball throwing and conventional abdominal exercises in the same day’s workout. In a three-day program, use an ABA pattern one week and a BAB the next week, alternating a medicine-ball day (A) with a conventional abdominal day (B) for a total of three medicine-ball workouts and three conventional abdominal workouts over a two-week period. In a four-day program,...
To stay calm and focused before a race, I follow the same routine each time. My anxiety usually started the day before the race and lasted until the start of the race. For instance, if you are competing in a race to test your fitness (your peak race is six weeks away), don’t make the mistake of setting the same goals for this race as you would for your peak event.
Signs of overtraining are signals that athletes are adapting poorly, or not at all, to the training regimen. At times, recovery from intense training programs can elicit many of the signs of overtraining. An athlete or coach can record a daily morning heart rate to determine whether the athlete is working at the appropriate training level.
On that night a young, fast-talking heavyweight contender named Cassius Clay took on Sonny Liston, one of the most feared heavyweight champions in boxing history. When the fight started, Clay came out fast, firing his jabs and making Liston miss with wild swings. Liston surrendered between the sixth and seventh rounds, sitting on his stool--and Cassius Clay was the new heavyweight champion of the world.
A standout high school football player and wrestler in Barrington, Illinois, Wood earned a football scholar-ship to the University of Wisconsin. “My passions are combat sports, and football and wrestling are at the top of the list,” said Wood, who has studied all forms of wrestling, from high school to college to the pro ranks in the early days, as few others ever have. Phil set a tremendous example in wrestling tough.
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