Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About Impressum
It is currently Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:13 am

All times are UTC+01:00





Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:53 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:32 pm
Posts: 8539
Location: Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California
It basically confirms what many here have been touting all along: cross training won't help your performance.
However it does point towards resistance training (weights) as beneficial for endurance athletes.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/16/healt ... ss&emc=rss

_________________
Exp001 || Other projects in the works.


Top
   
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:50 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:23 am
Posts: 678
Location: so. cal.
it should be noted that strenght raining does not always mean weight lifting or bulking up. i do not know about cyclicst but a runner needs that bounciness in the step that sometimes is achieved by doing plyometric trainning. that explosiveness comes in handy during sprint finishes. the runner that has not tested his fast twich muscles woudl never be able surge during the last few meters. look at most olimpic distance and mid-distance races they are won by the guy on cruise control that can out kick everybody else. a former coach of mine used to say that one of the reasons americans alway suck on long distance races is because they lack the explosiveness of the other runners. he also mentioned that when you run long distances that the faster the pace you start, the faster the pace that you can hold. he used to say that if you get out at a pace of a 4:50 mile you will be able to hold a faster pace that if you got out at a 5:00 mile because once slow twich muscle engages you are on cruise control and therefore speed fluctuations are reduced.


Top
   
Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:50 am 


Top
   
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Swimming as cross training

in Training

robertbb

0

318

Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:29 am

robertbb View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Any Zwift Tech Ninjas out there: Losing signal so many times Im gonna go postal

in Training

Leviathan

6

175

Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:44 pm

mattr View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Gallery of British hill-climb championship (article)

in Road

kidrob

0

396

Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:55 pm

kidrob View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Help me find a bike article. Does anyone remember this bike?

in Road

alcatraz

10

1214

Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:08 am

alcatraz View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Winter cross tires

in Cyclocross / Gravel / Touring

CallumRD1

5

660

Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:07 pm

youngs_modulus View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited