Why the 2,000-Meter Row May Be the Most Killer Fitness Test Ever Created
Rowing Machine Training The rowing machine is a killer workout. Training on a rowing machine activates 85 percent of the body’s musculature and can get your heart pumping in a [...]
What is Maximal Aerobic Speed, and How Can I Increase It?
When an athlete decides they’d like to get "in shape,” they often default to long, slow steady-state cardiovascular training. They get the Rocky Balboa mentality and believe that a 10-mile [...]
Can You Really Build Endurance and Strength Simultaneously?
If there’s one thing that CrossFit has shown us, it’s that humans can demonstrate respectable levels of both strength and endurance at the same time. Athletes who compete in sports [...]
What Exactly Is Sport-Specific Training?
Sport-specific training has become one of the trendiest buzzwords in sports performance. Parents now constantly ask trainers if they offer it. In response to that demand, many trainers now frequently [...]
8-Week Obstacle Course Training Program
This 8-week training program calls for four workouts per week. Each session will challenge you in a different way to prepare you for the various sprints and obstacles you will face during the race.
Hate Jogging? Sled Walk Drills Are The Perfect Alternative
The sled has become a popular training tool in recent years. It's mostly used to improve acceleration and/or anaerobic conditioning. What many athletes and coaches don't realize is that sled [...]
Why a Hard Workout Isn’t Always a Good Workout
We live in a society that often equates "more" with "better." Going overboard is engrained in American culture, and our approach to fitness is no different. When talking about training, [...]
Why Every Athlete Needs Aerobic Training
All forms of exercise can generally be grouped into one of two categories: aerobic or anaerobic. Anaerobic forms of exercise feature short yet intense bursts of high-effort movement. You can [...]
Use High-Intensity Continuous Training to Improve Power and Endurance
Recently, this High Intensity Continuous Training article inspired me to learn and perform this protocol. Mike Robertson is a leader in our field for...
Why You Should Ditch Your Treadmill for a Jacob’s Ladder on Your Next Conditioning Workout
I hate the treadmill. I hate how it affects my running form. I hate trying to figure out the right speed and incline settings. I hate how long I have [...]