Posts Tagged "sprints"

Keri the Wino: Back to Moderation with Booze (I hope)

Keri the Wino: Back to Moderation with Booze (I hope)

Week six! I quit… haha. Okay, not really. But I have made the decision to introduce alcohol back into my life at this point in moderation. As Jessica keeps reminding me this was MY IDEA! So it’s now my idea to stop short of the eight weeks at this point and have a few nights from now til the 28th (which was my original cut off date) where I have a few drinks. As I mentioned previously it’s not as though at the end of the eight-week period I was planning to suddenly eat and drink everything in sight. I still feel pretty good about my progress and it has given me a lot to think about. I know a more permanent change is what is required rather than stints of weeks when...

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Ryan: Intervals and Vegetarian Try-Outs

Ryan: Intervals and Vegetarian Try-Outs

Hello everyone, Another healthy week in the books! I took Jessica’s advice regarding interval training this past weekend. I did 15 rounds of 1 (fast) min : 1 (slow) min and immidiately saw resuts. I covered 6KM for a total of 5 Min/km during the work out. It is amazing how that little timer keeps the focus on pace throughout the workout. I am going to add in more shorter 5-6 KM runs going forward, as per Jessica’s comments about my muscle goals relative to my cardio goals (Jess adds: With too many long runs, Ryan will not put on the muscle that he intends). I think I mention it every week: Diet is my biggest challenge. Jessica concocted a clever little plan,...

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Music Mondays #18

Music Mondays #18

Okay – I’ve told you some mixes were hardcore intense and full of energy in the past. But this one might be the one you really use for your prep-for-summer cardio. Jammed with intensity, this mix is great for sprints, intervals, and high-intensity bursts like mountain climbers, bosu burpees, bench jumps, you name it. Go download this one. And go hard in the gym. Jayceeoh’s Alize Academy Tour Mix 2010

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Important Tips for Plyometrics

Important Tips for Plyometrics

If your coach or trainer is beginning to take you through some plyometric exercises, or if you are trying them out on your own for variety in your workouts, a new challenge and a fitter body, you have a lot to look forward to. Plyometrics feature explosive power and condition speedy muscle contractions, which proves to improve most athletic activities (particularly start-stop or sprinting sports). For the everyday fit person, it really helps to improve energy, strength, power, heart rate conditioning, injury prevention, and aesthetically lends itself to an overall tight and fit look. If you are NEW to plyometrics, invest in a trainer to learn it properly from day one. ...

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