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Power Training for Cycling

Power Training for Cycling

Resistance training corrects posture and muscular imbalance while building strength which benefits cyclist in many important ways. A cyclist must boost performance by applying enough force to the bicycle while simultaneously reducing external forces such as wind resistance. Contrary to this, increased weight on the cyclist increases inertia, requiring a great amount of effort to […]

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Stretching 2.0

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Great article from May Runners World by Beth Dreher. Flexibility and strength training are so important for anyone who runs. As you run each day in your training regiment you place tension into your body, its important to remove that tension each and every day. If you keep on top of removing this tension you […]

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Adding Resistance To Stretching Is Key

Adding resistance is the key to flexibility. Flexibility is not something that you are born with, anyone can become flexible! In order to truly stretch you must generate natural resistance while stretching. all the myth’s that you have heard exulting that one person is just more flexible than another are absolutely NOT true!! That is […]

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Safety With Flexibility And Strength Training

  Safety While Flexibility and Strength Training When starting out with an injured or sore muscle, before you start to stretch that muscle you would be wise to strength train and stretch the muscles on the “balancing” side of your injury. In general the balancing muscles are directly across from one another. Examples are: abductors/adductors, […]

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How To Generate Resistance

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Resistance is not a new concept, but using resistance while stretching in this way is uniquely different than conventional stretching. What you should think about while stretching is contracting your biceps to slowly lower the weight. While you are slowing the weight down you are generating resistance in your biceps, challenging your strength in this […]

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How To Stretch A Muscle

Simply stated the Stretching action of your muscles is the direct opposite from the strength training movement. Hold onto the same weight, start with your arm in a bent position and start to slowly lower the weight down until your arm is almost straight. Now here is where the secret comes into play, in order […]

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How To Strength Train A Muscle

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How to Strength Train a Muscle Think about how you strength train your bicep muscles – pick up an appropriate weight for your fitness ability. To strength train your bicep you must begin with your biceps in a position as long as possible. Extend your arm is to a straight position, keeping your elbow slightly […]

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Resistance Is Not Futile

Conventional stretching nets you conventional results. Resistance stretching (the secret weapon of Olympic athletes) can make you more flexible — and stronger! — in a hurry. By Andrew Heffernan / December 2010 Features, Few exercisers give stretching its due. Though flexibility is considered a major component of fitness, most gym-goers scrap stretching in favor of […]

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Men’s Journal Article on Resistance Stretching

The January 2009 issue of Men’s Journal magazine has an article on resistance stretching as well as a guide to some of the stretches. You can go to the Innovative Body Solutions website here to read the article online. Just find “The Better Way to Stretch” article on the front page and click on “read […]

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Resistance Stretching

By Alice Park August 7 2008 One of Dara Torres’ trainers is walking all over me. Literally. I’m lying on my stomach as Steve Sierra concentrates his entire 160 lb. (75 kg) on my glutes and hamstrings. It hurts, but in a good way. It’s all part of the flexibility- and strength-building regimen that Torres, […]

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