If you are lucky enough to own a Computrainer system or have a friend that has one, here is a sample workout to determine your cycling anaerobic threshold and heart rate zones:
(minutes) Workload (watts/speed) Heart Rate(bpm) Perceived Exertion 7 to 20
0:00 to 5 ? 10:00 Warm Up
0:00 to 1:30 100 watts
1:30 to 3:00 120
3:00 to 4:30 140
4:30 to 6:00 160
6:00 to 7:30 180
7:30 to 9:00 200
9:00 to 10:30 220
10:30 to 12:00 240
12:00 to 13:30 260
13:30 to 15:00 280
15:00 to 16:30 300
16:30 to 18:00 320
18:00 to 19:30 340
If you haven't noticed, we recently added Montreal to the site.
It's Labor Day, so those of you training for the Chicago Marathon, New York Marathon, Marine Corp Marathon, and other Fall marathons, should be nearing the time for your "Long Run". Here are a few tips to make your Long Run as productive as possible:
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For chicken breast devotees looking to switch up their protein consumption, don?t forget about pork tenderloin. While I?ve always enjoyed the other white meat, it was a surprise to learn that pork tenderloin is slightly leaner than a skinless chicken breast! Who knew?
A new study conducted by scientists at the USDA, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Maryland, revealed that part of the reason for the leanness of pork tenderloin is that today?s pigs are less fatty.
Since our launch eight months ago, we've provided San Diego Hotel, health club, restaurant, and other athletic training content as part of our free tour to help potential users understand exactly what our site offers.
Now that our groundbreaking content has expanded into Canada -- Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, and soon to come Ottawa, we wanted our Canadian users to see that we do as thorough a job north of the border as inside the U.S.
After 7 years of trying to have a child, we were blessed with our first this past June.
As most mothers and fathers will convey, the initial 8 weeks of parenthood certainly does pose quite a few challenges. However, I've noticed that my triathlon and marathon training--believe it or not--has helped me adjust to life with a newborn. How? The similarities between raising a newborn and training/competing in marathons and triathlons are surprisingly numerous:
Here I sit, the night before a big race -- America's Finest City 1/2
Deli meat is an inexpensive, convenient, and calorie efficient source of protein. Ham, turkey, roast beef, or whatever your preferred flavor, it?s yummy between two slices of bread, stuffed in a pita, chopped over a salad, or my personal favorite, wrapped around a pickle. No matter the mode of transportation to your mouth, a few slices offer a quick protein hit.
A 4 oz portion of turkey (about 4-5 slices) offers 24 grams protein for its 120 calories?pure protein! The downside is the nearly 30% RDA of sodium!!
It's not only oil and gas prices that are jumping each month. Titanium, carbon fiber, and to a lesser extent, aluminum bikes are climbing like a cyclist on Alpe d'Huez.
Why? You can thank the aircraft manufacturing industry. Demand for newer and better planes and other flying craft is going "up, up, up". Which, in turn, means the demand for precious metals and synthetic fibers used throughout the plane-making process like titanium and carbon fiber, also "takes off". Titanium is made by refining and melting an ore extracted from sand--raw materials equal fixed supply.