Saturday, August 16, 2014

Workout Cliche, Change it UP!

(Cliche) Doing the same thing expecting a different result!
The old cliche stands even today for most people trying to reach a fitness goal. "I started off with a BANG and now I am not seeing results" "I want more but I can not seem to see any of the changes I thought I would".
All comes down to (Cliche) Doing the same thing expecting a different result, and getting the same or moving backwards. So, change it! Seems simple enough but if you use an online program cause it was FREE, well you get what you paid for. Or you once had a coach and now you are trying to use the old plan but different goals! What your program is lacking is creativity and type of work load to rest and then to load patterns called Periodization!. What is that? Here is the best definition I could find----
Periodization is the Systematic planning of athletic or physical training. _ The aim is to reach the best possible performance for the most important competition of the year. _ It involves progressive cycling of various aspects of a training program during a specific period. Conditioning programs can use periodization to break up the training program into an off-season, preseason, in-season and a postseason.  Periodization divides the year round condition program into phases of training which focus on different goals.
I tell my water aerobics class mostly older adults to change one thing in there routine, just one thing. You can choose but not the most challenging item. What can I change if I have limited time? How about take one day's workout totally out and replace it with something different! Adds a bit of FUN and adventure. Stimulates the mind and makes the next workout feel refreshing. Here is your chance to make a change. PTC will be holding EARLY morning workouts outside 5:00am MWF Corner of BlackBob and 143rd street in Olathe. WE start promptly weather permitting.

Cost breakdown:
First visit $5
Daily cost:
$10 a visit. so 10 visits is $100

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Get a 5 visit Power Pass card for $45
Get a 10 visit Power Pass card for $80 Two FREE Sessions

Come as often as you like. Easy deal.
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Power Camp
Things to bring on a daily visit
1.      Open mind
2.      Work out shoes
3.      Water bottle
4.      Hand towel, towel to lay on, yoga mat (your choice)
5.      1,2 or 3 lb hand weight your choice.
6.      Long sleeved shirt or lite jacket.

Optional items to bring
7.      Gloves such as an inexpensive cycling glove or weight glove.
8.      Hat, hairband to keep hair and sweat out of face
9.      Head lamp

Meeting location
The new Olathe Technology Support Center Parking lot, 14250 Black Bob Road Olathe, KS 66062
Please park in the most western part of the lot.
We start at 5:00am sharp. Classes will be 50-60 minutes.
Arrive 10 min early to be on time.

You must sign a waiver the first day you come to class and then sign in each day you attend class.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Black Bob Cyclocross Clinic

It is that time of year to get yourself ready for my favorite bicycle racing discipline, Cyclocross.
With the Kansas race calendar, bordering states flock to events and other cycling events throughout the months it is becoming harder to hold clinics on weekend. This year I am hosting a two day mid-week CX clinic, August 20th and 27th. Back to my training ground Black Bob Park in Olathe with a few new features I am putting together for added challenge and skill learning. Get yourself ready for the CX season and go to a skills clinic. If your goals in CX are wanting to get closer to the podium skills and drills will help you more than overall fitness. Not that fitness is not part of it. If you and I are of the same fitness level and I can go around corners, hope barriers and get back up to speed faster who is in the front? July and I start my skills and drills now following a good MTB season so I can stay close to the front.
Come see what it is all about. The Black Bob clinic is limited per request of the Olathe Parks and Recreation so get registered now before time runs out.

A few photos from last years event