[6 May 2010 | No Comment | 1,850 views]
To Stretch or Not To Stretch

Stretching has become a hotly contested topic in the athletic world. Who would have known something so simple could lead to so much debate? For those of you who have seen articles about how the benefits of stretching haven’t been proven, don’t give up that daily stretching routine you currently follow (and its probably a good idea to start one if you don’t already…).
We’ll cut straight to the point. What hasn’t been proven is the benefit of stretching right before working out. Truthfully, there is a good chance stretching right …

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[21 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 1,041 views]
The Heart Rate Monitor – Your New Friend

Of all the investments you can make for getting back in shape or pushing your performance to the next level, a heart rate monitor is one of the best. This monitor allows you to track how fast your heart is beating during your workout, allowing you to know exactly how hard your body is working. This is important for a number of reasons. Let’s start out first with how your body works at different heart rates.

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[15 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 829 views]
Best of the Week – 2/14/10

This week’s roundup has been delayed by a day due to a great weekend in the snow with no cell coverage or internet to speak of…
Book
“Born to Run” by Christopher McDougall – A great book with enough adventure, wisdom, and laughter to keep you turning every page. Get sucked into the world of ultra-distance running, I guarantee you will be itching to put your running shoes on after reading this book (or maybe your Vibram Five Fingers).
Articles
Beginner’s Guide To Incorporating A Bike Trainer Into Cycling Workouts
The Lactic Acid Myths
Quote
“Don’t bother …

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[15 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 668 views]
Spice it up this Week!

Ever feel like your workout routine is getting old? No longer excited to lace your shoes in the morning? Tired of the same old loop you run every day? Bored of biking the same streets day in and day out?

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[11 Feb 2010 | 4 Comments | 1,166 views]
Hydration and Nutrition During Workouts

Drinking and eating enough during your workouts is essential. It will improve your performance, allow you to recover faster, and make workouts more enjoyable. The expression “hitting the wall” relates to the rather painful experience where you body runs out of glycogen due to intense exercise without eating enough carbohydrates. Trust me, you don’t want to go through this…

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[7 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 764 views]
Best of the Week – 2/7/2010

More articles and quotes to keep you motivated!

Video

The Leadville Trail 100 mountain bike race – if you think this is crazy, remember they also do a Leadville Trail 100 trail running race… This is the trailer for the movie “Race Across the Sky” that documents the mountain bike race.