HOW TO TRAIN FOR A 3K RUN


If you have experience racing 3 kilometer (1.86 mile) events and are working hard to gain a competitive edge, a study published in theJournal of Strength and Conditioning Research suggests thinking about hitting the weight room a couple days each week. Eighteen well-trained runners were randomly assigned to incorporate resistance and plyometric training, endurance strength training…

BEST 20 MINUTE RECOVERY STRATEGY


Cyclists who race in sprinting events don’t always have a lot of time to recover between contests. There are a number of different recovery strategies you can try, and a study published in the International Journal of Sports Physiology & Performance tested four using 11 very experienced cyclists. Subjects raced four separate 30-second all out sprints with…

INTERVAL TECHNIQUE FOR CYCLISTS


Experienced cyclists don’t have to put in long hours on grueling distance rides to get something out of a workout, according to a study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. In fact, 30-second intervals can make a difference, and you can rest for a minute between rides. Scientists had 13 competitive cyclists perform…

WEIGHT LOSS MATHEMATICS


If you’re thinking a couple minutes of treadmill running can make up for a candy bar moment of weakness, some calculations from Harvard Health Publications HEALTHbeat might change your mind. That few minutes of enjoyment a typical candy bar brings will require about 45 minutes on the treadmill to erase. The magic number is 3,500. This represents…