Sunday, June 22, 2014

Week Of Workouts

Here is a great week of workouts from the Carrots N Cake blog.
This post features crossfit workouts as well as some other cardio activities.  I am going to take a summer break from blogging.  We will back soon.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Don't Forget Recovery

If you are in the middle of getting ready for some races, don't forget your recovery.

This post from the Jess Runs blog highlights some great post-run recovery activities. She uses stretching and rollers to help recover from runs.  Rest and yoga are also helpful recovery tools in the middle of training season.
Make sure to give yourself plenty of recovery . . . and avoid injuries.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Speed Rules

At this point in race season, building up speed is important.
Here are some training tips from triathlon coach Matt Fitzgerald about incorporating speed workouts into your routine.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Exercise At Home

One doesn't always have to go to the gym or take to the streets to workout.

What about doing some easy exercises at home?  Or what about using a workout videos?  There are plenty of workouts on the various fitness channels as well.
Here's another idea - use your stairs.  Check out this workout from the Fit Mom's Blog.  All you need to do this workout at home is a staircase.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Future Doctors Learn Healthy Diets

Learn what future doctors are learning about the benefits of healthy eating.

These medical students at Des Moines University are busy learning how healthy eating will help their working with future patients. 
Check out this article from the Des Moines Register on how what they learn can help your eating habits become more healthy.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Transition To Race Season

Finally, warm weather is here and it's time to think about training during race season.

Perhaps you have already done a race or two.  But these tips from triathlon coach Ben Greenfield at make sense as we move to the outdoors for our training activities.
For example, you probably need to cut back on weight training or incorporate more speed into your workouts.

This article is focused on triathlon training, but the concepts cross over into any area of training.  This article also features some great workout ideas.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Cool New Yoga Mat

It's like Twister meets "paint-by-numbers".

Elizabeth Morrow, a Boston-area woman, designed a new yoga mat for use among people with physical limitations.  The mat is labeled with numbers to help make poses easier for participants.
Check out this article from the website to learn how this approach works.