cardio

Workout of the Week (WOW) #6

Here is this week’s workout. Perform every other day in conjunction with, or in place of, your current workout routine. We are going to use a WOW from a few weeks ago with a different format: pyramids! Set the clock for 15 minutes and let it run. After the warm up,…

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Spinning Your Way to the Super Bowl

When you think of an NFL player training, the mental image of a lightweight, carbon fiber road bike does not come to mind. Can you imagine sitting next to one of these monstrosities in a spinning class? Bring a drip pan and extra towels. However, according to an article in…

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Have a minute? Then you have a workout.

  What if I told you that the most common excuse for not working out is not valid? What is I said that you could increase your cardiovascular endurance and possibly lower your blood pressure by doing just three workouts a week that last only ONE MINUTE? Most people say…

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Be More “Athletic”

There was a period of time when I was enamored with the concept of “functional” training. A very brief time. Functional training as defined in most fitness magazines is when you take a standard exercise and do it on top of some crazy unstable surface (Swiss ball, BOZU, etc.) or…

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Are you doing the RIGHT kind of cardio?

  Basketball players should not train like marathoners. Volleyball players do not need to worry about 5000m rowing workouts. Rugby players should not depend on Zumba classes to perform better on the pitch. These all seem like reasonable concepts, so why does every type of athlete tend to do the…

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