Strength, conditioning and flexibility

Circuit training: how to construct a rowing exercise

in Strength, conditioning and flexibility

Constructing sport specific circuit workouts Circuit training is used by many athletes, from numerous sports, usually to build strength endurance. It’s a part of pre-season training and is often continued until the season starts. ‘Normal’ conditioning role of circuits Circuits often comprise body weight and light-weight exercises and use high numbers of repetitions with short... MORE

Back to basics with circuit training

in Strength, conditioning and flexibility

An introduction to how and why you should include circuits in your training  Circuit training: •    is a series of exercises performed in rotation •    involves exercises that can be performed with or without external resistance (just bodyweight) •    can include rest periods between the exercises and/or at the end of each circuit, or there... MORE

Cross training: sport-specific workouts to boost your performance

in Base endurance training, Strength, conditioning and flexibility

Endurance athletes are diversifying: swimmers are cycling and lifting weights, cyclists are doing more running, and runners are taking up stair stepping, cycling, and resistance training. Can such “cross training” workouts really help athletes in their preferred sports? Does being a better cyclist automatically make you a better runner, too? Owen Anderson provides some answers... MORE

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