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Topic: TrainingThe new items published under this topic are as follows.
Posted by: pshields on Sunday, October 01, 2006 - 11:57 PM 4027 Reads
Posted by: pshields on Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 03:39 PM 1579 Reads
Anyone Can Run, If They Start Small
Runners Must Build Up Step By Step
Have you ever heard someone talk about running and wished you could get in shape?
Fitness experts said even if you've been inactive for a while, there are some simple guidelines to getting back on track.
The first step is to find a good pair of running shoes.
"The wrong pair of shoes can be disastrous, leading to a lifetime of injuries," said Dave Zeisler, a longtime runner of Mundelein, Ill., who has completed 13 marathons.
Zeisler recommended visiting a specialty running store where clerks can evaluate your foot type, stride and body type to get the correct shoes.
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Posted by: pshields on Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 02:21 PM 1796 Reads
High-altitude center gets people in peak shape
By Stephen Knapp
27th Sep 2006
Once reserved for world-class athletes and big-time competitors, high-performance training is now available to players of every age, ability and ambition at the Colorado Center for Altitude Training and Performance, a local fitness concern with world-class equipment and big-time expertise.
"Our primary goal is to provide professional sports training at the local level," says owner Steve Cohen, who opened the Velocity Sports Performance franchise two years ago on Industrial Way just north of El Rancho. "From beginners to elite athletes, Altitude Training and Performance uses advanced testing and training to help people reach their goals."
Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, September 27, 2006 - 02:33 PM 1257 Reads
The Untold Secrets To Improving Your Fitness
September 26, 2006
by Gary Matthews
You might disagree with me on this but please hear me out "The best and the only exercise program for you is the one you will do!!" The next time you start an exercise program or eating plan take note of the following guidelines and if they don't stack up don't put yourself through the hassle.
You need something to stick to for the rest of your life, never start a program that will set you up to fail. It must be interesting and fun or you will never stick with it.
Below you will find some very interesting fitness tips that will keep you right on track.
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Posted by: pshields on Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 12:42 PM 2274 Reads
Getting pumped from a podcast
by ANNA FIORENTINO,
September 25, 2006
Recreational runner Neil Chivington lets a computer set his stride on the trail. Marathon runner Blaine Moore would rather keep his pace to the sound of nature.Both runners have helped redefine the image of the immobile computer user. They've done it by tuning into a fitness podcast. (A podcast is a method of publishing video or audio files over the Internet, on programs such as iTunes, for playback on mobile devices such as an iPod).
In a country equally fixated on weight and technology, it's no surprise that these fitness and workout podcasts, ranging from MP3 mixes to video talk shows to step-by-step audio workouts, have begun to proliferate.
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Posted by: pshields on Monday, September 25, 2006 - 11:49 AM 2918 Reads
When training for a marathon, taper off in the final weeks
by Carolyn Thornton:
September 25, 2006
When every marathoner takes the starting line for a race, they should be able to say two things: That they are in the best possible state of fitness, and they are in the most rested state possible, says Danny Gough , designer of the Breakers Marathon "Get Out There!"training program.
That can be achieved by tapering over the final weeks of your training program, beginning with week 17.
Posted by: pshields on Sunday, September 24, 2006 - 12:54 PM 964 Reads
Posted by: pshields on Saturday, September 23, 2006 - 02:11 PM 1854 Reads
Marathon Training, Phase One - Resistance Training
By: David Holt
September 21, 2006
Phase one of four...Hill training
It's a given that we increase mileage for strength, endurance and the ability to prevent the wall, by burning fat. Yet many marathon runners still avoid any form of quality training which also enhance these needs. Here is a humane way to use all the marathon training an international class runner will use.
Note: Those reading this with 8 weeks to the marathon can run each training element three times during a fourteen day period. Based on material in Running Dialogue by David Holt 280 pages.
Hill Repeats or Resistance Training Marathon race preparation has four phases. The first three phases each last three to six weeks, as you increase the long run by 3 to 4 miles per phase--up to a maximum of 20 or so; AND bring in one special element of marathon training. The fourth phase is the taper of 2-3 weeks. Phase one is resistance training; phase two will be anaerobic threshold; phase three VO2 maximum sessions.
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Posted by: pshields on Saturday, September 23, 2006 - 01:51 AM 1171 Reads
Posted by: pshields on Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 01:33 PM 3338 Reads
Outdoor athletes can find satisfying training alternatives for winter
by MELISSA DeVAUGHN
September 19, 2006
As leaves fall from the trees and temperatures plummet to near freezing, outdoor-sports lovers must make the physical and psychological switch from the fresh air of open roads, trails and lakes to -- dare we call it "the monotony of"? -- the indoor-training realm.
Many outdoor sports, such as soccer and basketball, have indoor equivalents, at least enough to keep athletes motivated.
But what about road cyclists, who turn to their indoor trainers for inspiration, or rowers, who depend on rowing machines called "ergs" to keep them tuned?
The end of summer doesn't mean the end of training. Instead, think of it as a chance to try a new indoor activity to work less-toned muscles or fine-tune that one aspect of your training that has been lagging.
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