Hundreds of endurance athletes were tested in a laboratory designed to very precisely control and regulate the external workload and then measure physiological responses such as oxygen consumption, ventilation, heart rate and blood lactate. Studies were conducted for cycling, cross-country skiing, rowing and distance running. Read study here: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. From careful physiological testing, we can
As a long-distance runner and former professional swimmer, I certainly know enough about endurance sports. Swimming is one of the toughest out there simply because water opposes a much higher resistance than air, and over the course of several years, I used to swim a lot more than I walked on my feet, which is no little thing to do.
It’s counterproductive to abuse your body with excessive outdoor training for the sake of burning more calories or building up performance when you are not in a situation where you can afford it. If you are overweight, sedentary, or simply extremely tired, under these circumstances, take an active rest or do a light physical activity that goes in harmony with
I am that kind of person or athlete who constantly searches for balance and longevity, whatever the sport I do. So whether I talk about athleticism, high-endurance, power and speed, or strictly about strength and muscle development, the key is always a balance between them all. Therefore, starting with this principle, and because I fancy a natural development of my
It’s at least odd (not to say entirely wrong) how most people handle their fitness goals and training once a new year starts. Far too many hit the gym hard and diet severely because if it’s a new year, then it has to be a new self-version at some point. I know you may not like the way you look
During the Christmas holidays, people feast in exaggeration, and consequently, many gather a few extra kilos in only a couple of days. The food they should really eat instead becomes more of a side dish, and the main problem starts from here! While I think feasting is an excellent way for people to spend quality time at the table, I
Hiking is one of the best exercises to keep fit, healthy and to enhance overall athleticism. It is physically demanding on a higher elevation and it releases stress too because of the exchange of energy between nature and us. Hiking or running on trails speeds up the metabolism, increases stamina and strengthens the tendons and ligaments. A fast metabolism helps
Doing outdoor calisthenics training brings numerous advantages as I discovered over the past years. Looking back at my past training history, I find that almost all workouts were done outdoors. Whether it was freezing or extremely hot, raining, or snowing, you could find me training somewhere outside and, on many occasions, in weird places or unequipped parks. All these experiences
Right now, anyone who wants to change his physical appearance through calisthenics can find solid information about it online. It is not a secret anymore. You just google “how to lose fat”, “how to get results with calisthenics” or how to “build muscle with calisthenics” and you find the steps you need to take.
To be successful in calisthenics training, exactly like in any other sport or physical activity, involves commitment, determination and time. The training itself may not require more than an hour of your time in a day, but the whole effort that has nothing to do with working out will definitely require more attention, like preparing the food, learning a little