Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fluid Training Tip of the Week!


From week to week you can expect training tips, nutrition tips, and wellness advice from the experts here at Fluid! We spend tireless hours to find the latest and greatest information to share with you in modern training journals, and from some of well respected coaches!

The tip this week: FUNCTIONAL TRAINING!

What does that mean? Well, it's quite simple. It basically means that your training should mimic your sport. For example: You want to ride your bike faster right? That means you need to generate more power in your pedal stroke. simple huh?

Strength training exercises that mimic the pedal stroke like squats, lunges, and hamstring curls can increase power in those areas. Strength specific exercises on the bike can also be performed. These include big ring climbing on short explosive hills, and single leg drills.

The idea of functional training can be applied to all sports specific movements. Its all about realizing where it is important that you are strong, and where it does not matter as much. Think about it!

On a side note, remember that injury prevention and proper recovery is also just as important. Working on your weaknesses should also be included in a well rounded program, however that is a tip we will share at another time!

Have a wonderful day, and keep strong!

With Love,

Rich, Dave, and all of Team Fluid!

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