Today is Nov 2017 Q & A and we have got a lot of questions this month, thanks for your questions.
Topics covered include off-season, smart-trainers, learning to run, the pros/cons of doing a little strength through the day versus a targeted session.
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0) does breaking up a workout like say 100 crunches over an entire day have fewer benefits 1/2 than say doing them in a single setting?
1) Are there any online subscription services for functional strength training
? I’m thinking something that works like JasYoga
or YogaGlo. From a laptop $10-20/month. Good offseason topic (also selfish request for research) since I haven’t found one for endurance athletes.
2) Smart Trainer and riding a bike indoors
can’t believe how unfit I am after using a smart trainer compared to outside. what’s wrong with me?
3) Transition to Running Safely
Hey Molly, I think Peter and you have covered the transition from cyclist to the runner. I’m planning on doing more running this offseason. I’m a competitive mountain and cyclocross racer and I’m wondering the best practices to take. I was a National level Track runner many years ago and would like to run again. Ideally with minimal pain and suffering. Thanks and keep up the great podcasting!
4) What to do in the off-season?
-> offseason things you can do above and beyond maintenance?
Keywords: Travel, Sven Nys, Gaining Weight, strength and Off-Season
Today’s episode is a Reader/Listener Question and Answer (Q & A ) Episode.
We talk about our challenges over the last month of training, the core-routine we are each doing (and Peter is using with his clients) . We discuss a Sven Nys quote on embracing your sport and how this can help the Consummate Athlete. One of our readers has been sick and inquires about gaining weight, which let us discuss some tactics for losing/gaining that have worked for us, in research and/or for clients.
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NOTES OCTOBER Q & A
crazy travel week, what we learned at crossvegas, Iowa world cups
Sven nys quote from Bicycling (teaser about short podcast coming up)
You have to live 365 days a year for your sport. That helps a lot. Not just for a small period. You need to have the passion from day one until the last day.
INTO READER Qs
Know what? Gaining weight. From coming back from illness (severe weight loss) to generally losing too much weight training.
- give it time, body will return to ‘normal’ (ease into training)
- protein / calories in general need to come up but consider IN vs. OUT
- backing off training ie walking not running
- Liquid calories (dairy, peanut butter , white rice as easy to eat lots)
- watch starting with low cal / high nutrient density foods (ie. salad opener limits overall calories for some)
- Molly references milk (whole milk) beneficial for DOMS from study HERE
Vince M C. asks: I would love some down-to-earth advice on getting into interval training. I’ve always just tried to maintain a pace while running, but I’m aware that interval training will yield better results. But how does one establish intervals as a beginner?
- fartlek is the easiest way to start
- run/walk (not just for beginners)
- break normal route into chunks
- track – run straits, walk corners
- find a track workout or hill workout nearby
- find hills
Brandon asks: strength training in the off season why, how, when.
- should year round
- offseason good to start
- infographics on performance benefits of strength
OFFSEASON IN GENERAL