We are just about locked and loaded for the fall. Classes will begin on Tuesday, September 17th. We’ll be staying with Tuesdays and Thursdays for the first fall session. Location being finalized this week and will be available when we open the registration gates! Two classes.. 7 – 7:30 pm. Ropes Beginner/Intermediate This session is(…)
Okay…I’ll admit it – I have days when I look around at teens and soon to be teens and scratch my head a little (fortunately, no hair to pull out…). But for the crew training with me over the winter, I gotta give you a pat on the back. Over the course of our weekly meetings over the first six weeks of our program, I threw quite a bit of stuff at you. Nothing earth shattering, but certainly a few twists most hadn’t seen before. For the most part, you dug in your heels and made sure the old guy didn’t have more steam than you did. Bravo!! After the new year, we begin a new and longer session. This one will have a little more focus (now that you know the basics) and have a few concrete goals in mind. If players don’t have any, we’ll help you out .. how about…. a handstand pushup! (really!)
Next summer, I’m planning on doing one of the Spartan Races (probably the Minnesota race in July…). So, given that the Spartans are widely regarded as having been some of the toughest warriors to ever have done battle, they’ve probably got a thing or two we could learn regarding strength and stamina and all the good stuff that comes along for the ride… I came across this article – http://nodiets.wordpress.com/2007/08/13/train-like-a-spartan/ — and loved it.. Some good stuff there and it would be well worth your time to read a few other things that are out there .. but .. here is that article in pictures… this is our philosophy for the next session!!
Sounds like fun, eh???? Oh yeah…..!!!
EPOC — Excess Post-exercise Oxygen Consumption — is a key to fat loss, but certainly is a misunderstood topic. In a nutshell, you can do do mild cardio like walking on a treadmill or distance running at a moderate pace and burn some calories, but the benefits are largely limited to the duration of time you are actually exercising. Now this is not a bad thing, but if you have a choice between good and better, well, not a hard choice, eh? Enter interval training. Back in the day when I was a competitive runner, we did Fartlek training, which was a running version of what we now call High Intensity Internal Training (HIIT). These days, I’m only competing against myself and find that distance running is just a tad harder on my joints than I care for when I can get more bang for the buck. What interval training, more specifically, interval training that 1) gives you a total body workout and 2) is done at an intensity level that repeatedly approaches muscle failure, gives you is calorie burning for many hours AFTER YOU STOP. The study below details the science behind what happens to you body… see http://www.drlenkravitz.com/Articles/epoc.html to grab the source article.