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Simply riding at elevation will not cause an increase in hemoglobin production. You have to spend several weeks above 5000 feet before long term adaptations occur. The new thing is live high train/train low.
Beer is never a good idea for post workout recovery. The reason you take in carbs and proteins immediate post exercise is because your cells can easily absorb macro nutrients do to changes in hormone levels. Carbs are used to restore glycogen used during exercise and amino acids fuel protein synthesis during the post exercise…
Just a few key points that the article misses. In order to elicit the stretch shortening cycle you need a rapid eccentric action. So jumping is not necessarily plyometric. If you were to jump, land, and jump again as quickly as possible that would be plyometric. If you were to perform a very fast squat…
I know its splitting hairs but you really don't produce lactic acid, you produce lactate. The decrease in muscle pH is due to lack of oxygen to shuttle the hydrogen ions into...
Workout volume and intensity, post workout nutrition, sleep, and time are the most important aspects of recovery. High volume workouts tend to increase recovery time but the amount of time will depend...
This is a really difficult question because the answer will depend on the individual and specific imbalances/compensations. Some global issues that can be caused by cycling are quad dominance and tight hip...
There are actually three separate qualities you need train. Power, Muscular Strength and Muscular Endurance. The next thing to consider is what types of exercise will produce similar muscular contractions through a...
I agree. In my 20 years of coaching and personal training I have found that most beginners struggle with push ups so I typically start off with some kind of dumbbell press If you are assuming someone has access to dumbbells and a bench why not include a goblet squat?
Specificity matters so one program for anyone at any fitness level really isn't practical. 3x15 bwt squats is an appropriate training load and volume for someone just getting into working out however 3x15 push ups even in a modified format or for some trained women could be extremely challenging. Conversely someone who could handle 3x15…
I know the idea behind the article is incorporating strength training for improved performance on the bike with minimal equipment. However loading is an extremely important concept. 3x15 bwt squats for anyone who rides isn't enough of a training stimulus to elicit any gains in muscular strength or muscular endurance. Lunge and single leg squat…
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