We pay a heavy price for our fear of failure. It is a powerful obstacle to growth. It assures the progressive narrowing of the personality and prevents exploration and experimentation. There is no learning without some difficulty and fumbling. If you want to keep on learning, you must keep on risking failure---ALL YOUR LIFE.
Coincidentally I am heading down to Bentonville, Arkansas to mountain bike this week. I take off Wednesday morning and will be riding Thursday-Saturday.
This past weekend I rode about 12miles and ran nearly 10miles. I thought perhaps I could sneak in a Stability circuit today at the gym, but my body wasn't having it. Rest week is calling my name. If I wasn't heading out Wednesday, my week would look like this.
Monday: Rest Day
Tuesday: Stability Circuit
Wednesday: Rest Day
Thursday: Stability Circuit
Friday: Rest Day / Easy Run
Saturday: Easy Ride
Sunday: Rest Day
Hi Guys -
I completely spaced on posting yesterday so here it goes!
Monday: Stability Circuit Day
Tuesday: Power Circuit
Wednesday: Rest Day
Thursday: Power Circuit
Friday: Stability Circuit
Saturday: Cardio - HR < 150
60 minute Run
60 Minute Spin
Wind Sprints - Minute on the Minute Sprints (30-45min)
- 30 seconds @ comfortable jog/ Recovery Pace
- 30 Seconds @ Sprint
Row Machine - 30 Minutes
I just want to say that I have absolutely been in love with this circuit program. I think that this style of workout and programming is great for anyone that loves adventure sports and traveling. A lot of the body weight circuits, you can do anywhere along with your cardio.
I'm not a paid advertiser for MTB Training, I just took a chance on it and have loved it so far. This is my first off season training in this way. So I am super excited to see how my riding goes this summer. I feel into the trap that most people do when hitting the gym. Lifting and exorcising to lose weight and look a certain way. The problem is, there really isn't a motivating factor hitting the gym that way and is easy to make excuses on the days you just don't really feel like going. It is not sustainable. Find a hobby, something you love and then train to live ;)
Disclaimer: As Always, I am not a personal trainer. I invest a lot of time in myself figuring out what works for me. If you have any questions, interested in training or programs, Hit up Dee or Lord Kenny. Cheers!
Good Afternoon & Happy Sunday -
I believe I figured out how I am going to utilize this space. On Sundays I am going to drop a post with my program for the week. Intermittently, I may write up a post when something inspiring pops up in a workout.
My workouts start with one of three different warm ups.
- Walking Hill Climb - Incline @15, 3.5mph pace. ( with or without weight vest)
- 1 mile run where HR is under 140/150.
- 15min on elliptical where HR is under 140/150
This Week Should be a good one.
- Monday - Stability Circuit
- Tuesday - Power Circuit
- Wednesday - Off Day (Yoga or light mobility work)
- Thursday - Power Circuit
- Friday - Stability Circuit
- Saturday - Cardio
- 30min MinOnMin - (30sec) - 6mph vs 10mph
- 15-30min Rowing
- 15-30min Elliptical or Sprinning
- Sunday - Cardio
- Long Run
- 5+ miles with HR under 150
- Long Spin or Ride
- Long Run
Nick, here again, just another blog section I'd share how I utilize my off season and gym time to train new and upcoming adventures. Feel free to reach out if interested in discussing!
I reached out Dee Tidwell of Enduro MTB Tradining along with the Lord Kenny over at American Strength to get my fitness on! In the past I have always been in the gym to stay in shape and typically to put on size and strength with out much care for cardio.
After a marathon and a few bike races I knew I needed to start training for what I enjoy doing, which meant training smarter, not just harder.