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
I did a fantastic bodyweight drill this Saturday afternoon, and I really want to share it with you, guys. It’s a full-body workout of moderate-intensity that requires some good cardio and muscular endurance. The workout duration is around 1 hour and 30 minutes, break time included, so it’s not meant for someone in a rush to finish quickly. The intensity
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.
Sprints are fundamental exercises utilized by all professional athletes because they improve conditioning, motor skills, stimulate fat loss and hypertrophy. You can use them for many purposes. In fact, sprints are firstly strength exercises that develop explosive power, leg and core strength, muscle size and definition, and cardiovascular endurance. Sprints Biomechanics Muscles transfer force to bones through tendons. They move
Science says that the best bodyweight training or workout for your legs must include squats, sprints and their most fundamental variations: stair work sprints, hill sprints, frog jumps, box jumps, side launches, crouch walk, sumo squats, one-legged squats, plyometric exercises and so on. My experience and results confirm the theory. These compound bodyweight exercises are the best combination possible to
I started importing and recording all my runs with STRAVA, although there are many syncing issues between my smartwatch and phone’s app. However, it’s convenient only because many others utilize it too, and I can make my workouts a little more visible. But I won’t lie. It has a good looking interface too. I utilize at the moment for tracking
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
Trail running provides huge benefits over your body, mind and health. I came to realize it by observing the results I got and after a good period spent on running the mountain trails. Therefore, based on my experience, I offer ten reasons why you should start trail running right now: Trail Running Builds Muscles In order to stimulate the leg