Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About
It is currently Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:04 pm
Recently the board software has been updated and there are some known bugs/failures:
- Avatars are currently not being displayed
- Tapatalk connection is currently broken

Those bugs will be fixed ASAP (next few days) as they are unfortunately more serious than expected.

If you find more errors please post it here: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=139062

All times are UTC+01:00

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

Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:32 pm
Posts: 8140
Location: Los Angeles / Glendale, 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.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:50 am 

Joined: Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:23 am
Posts: 655
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.

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

All times are UTC+01:00

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 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:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited