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The Basics of Fitness Walking

The Basics in Walking Fitness   Everyone needs to exercise and a little bit goes a long way. One step leads to another and that leads into more energy and better health. Starting a walking exercising program is like any other exercise you have to work your way up to your goal. Every exercise involves using different muscles and joints that normally wouldn’t use. When you first start your new program, you won’t see a difference right than in how you feel but wait until you get up the next day and you could be very sore. It takes awhile for the soreness...

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Is racing yourself into shape an effective strategy?

Racing yourself into Shape for triathlon   The quick and dirty answer for triathletes is – NO. Racing yourself into shape sounds easy enough, but as triathletes, it’s a very hard thing to accomplish. Cyclists can race themselves into shape very effectively, simply by racing multi-day races, racing both days of the weekend – week after week, or by doing weekday evening criteriums and time-trials. Triathletes simply do not have the luxury of tackling that many races back to back, which is essentially what’s required for this strategy to work effectively. For the most part, we’re restricted to one-day races, typically only on...

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Training for a Triathlon – What You Need to Know

Training for a Triathlon   Training for a triathlon, especially if you are beginner can be an overwhelming feat, but it doesn’t have to be. Triathlons are fun to participate in and will definitely challenge your physical, mental, and emotional abilities. Triathlons combine an exciting road race, bicycle tour, and swim meet into one competition. No matter what has sparked the desire in your to compete, there are some very important things that you should think about when starting your beginner triathlon training. When training for a triathlon, the first important thing to consider is creating a realistic training plan. You need to be...

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Triathlon Training Plans

Importance of a Triathlon Training plan   Triathlon training plans are just that, plans. They don’t actualize until some action is taken to realize it. We are all capable of creating a plan, but all of us don’t have the determination to see it through. Determination is a must-have quality in a triathlon. Without it, none of your training goals or race day goals will be realized. While preparing for a triathlon, it is essential to understand the importance of capitalizing on your strengths while curtailing weaknesses. These apply to both physical and mental work. If you properly train, you will obtain new insights...

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Why Train With Power?

Why Train with Power (Powermeter)   We often get asked the age-old question: Why should I train with power? While the answer is lengthy, the reasons are real!   Record Your Effort Training with a power meter gives you a complete record of your effort. It records your effort from a cardiovascular viewpoint (Heart rate), and from a muscular viewpoint (watts). Know how much time you've spent in your training zones while riding. Highlight areas of interest, intervals of data - hills, sprints, attacks for review by you, your coach or even your teammates!   Combine With Heart Rate Add real meaning to your heart rate monitoring. Heart...

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10k Training Plan for Running

Running is considered as the most interesting activity that people love to do today. Many people love to run for several reasons. Some would run for health reasons as a way of getting a healthier life, some would run to lose weight and others would run as a preparation for a tight competition. Whatever your reasons are, it is always important that you run with a plan. It is the same story that goes when you plan to run for 10k. There is a need that you will have a 10k training plan. What is a 10k training plan? It...

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21 Secrets of Fit People

Secrets of Fit People   1. Keep a water bottle with you at all times and drink from it often. Water *is* the drink of choice, but if you don’t enjoy it (I admit it… I don’t), drink Propel, Diet Ice, Reebok Water, Vitamin Water or some other form of healthy fluid intake. 2. Think twice before deciding what to eat and why making sure that it is healthy and will provide you with good nutrition. 3. Measure intake based on activity, not how you "feel.” Need should mandate intake, not mood. 4. Eat well-balanced meals and remember those excess calories, even if they are...

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Functional Exercises And Running For Weightloss

Running for Weightloss   It’s no secret that running fitness programs are one of the most commonly-prescribed remedies to excess weight and obesity. Reason for this is because is quite simple- it works. Running for weightloss is a surefire way to get results from fat-loss efforts quickly and, if successfully integrated into one’s lifestyle, permanently. Running & fitness go hand in hand just like Crockett and Tubbs, Starsky and Hutch, Cagney and Lacey, Donnie and… well, you get the picture. Fact is, the human body was designed for running. Blame it on evolution and our the necessity for our ancestors to chase-down (or...

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Peak Training – Reach Peak Performance

Feel the power of peak training   Have you ever dreamt of that illusive feeling of effortlessly moving at high speed? Your legs moving up and down like well-oiled pistons. Your heart beat methodical and rhythmical like that of a grandfather clock. And each breath, a forceful controlled locomotive-like stream of power. Athletes, coaches and sports scientist continually strive to unearth the mystical components necessary for peak performance. Peaking is the ultimate goal of a cyclist's training plan. Nothing beats a day, week, or month where you're one with your bike. You're so physically strong that you often question whether your chain is...

Efficient Running Form

Efficient Running Form

Efficient Running Form   Most experienced runners can tell when other runners are in shape just by watching them run. They look for efficiency, a measure of how much energy is lost by wasteful movements during running. You run with your legs and all of your other movements are used just to balance your body. The main reason you don't fall when you are walking or running is that your brain constructs a "center of gravity", a point around which all movements on one side are balanced by equal movements on the other side. For example, when your right leg goes forward,...