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Climbing a Hill

 
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Creator: Jenn Zerling

"Alright, let's add some resistance until you feel your front wheel ascending up your first hill of the night," states your Spinning® teacher as you abide by his/her request.  Upon that initial ascend you feel your legs a

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From Grrrrr to Om-Finding Balance During the Equinox

 
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Creator: Raquel Schmidt

As I bundled up this morning for my daily walk in my typical four winter layers of head to toe fleece & gortex, I realized that today is the March Equinox-7:02 am EDT to be exact.  For those of us living in the northern h

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Rating Our Perceived Exertion: Some Physiological Qualifiers

 
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Creator: John Cargill

Rating Our Perceived Exertion: Some Physiological Qualifiers

Measuring one's exercise intensity is probably the best way to move, in actuality, from the realm of intention to reality.  How many times have we 'gone out too

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The Spinning® Witness Protection Program

 
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Creator: Raquel Schmidt

The Spinning® Witness Protection Program

 

For Spinning® instructors, the expectations are somewhat clear when it comes to witnessing a “crime” being committed in class. The list of common contraindications is long and ra

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Are you over-training?

 
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Creator: Michelle Colvin

The irony of exercise is that while it's so good for your body, it actually causes damage to the muscles. Not damage in the conventional negative sense, but a "good" kind of damage that the body adapts to, overcomes and g

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Why Might we Consider Running for a Cross-Training Tool?

 
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Creator: John Cargill

For those who have never considered running as a means to enhance their fitness beyond its current state, for those who are bored with their current routine, and for those who would claim both to be true; I offer this apol

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Do I ever need High GI carbs?

 
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Creator: Jenn Zerling

First and foremost, what are high GI carbs?  What does GI even stand for, you may be asking.  GI stands for glycemic index which is the rate of absorption of glucose into the cells in your blood stream.  Every food has a

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Another Look at the Need for Resistance Based Cross Training: Part II

 
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Creator: John Cargill

Several posts ago, I introduced and reviewed the need for resistance based cross training.  Discussed at that point were multiple matters, but the following were probably most vital: the Spinning® program, even as wonderf

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Solutions to Rude Spinning® class Students

 
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Creator: Jenn Zerling

Instead of Spinning® the wheels in your head on what to do about the Spin® students that either talk, check their cell phones, or plug in their own playlist through ear buds during class, teach these students along with o

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When the Going Gets Cold, the Cold Get Burning

 
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Creator: Raquel Schmidt

When the Going Gets Cold, the Cold Get Burning:

The Benefits of Training in a Cold Environment


Year round training outdoors can be tough for those of living in the midwest and northeast. Even with the relatively mild win

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