Shawn

BIKE FIT?

Is fitting a bike to a structurally misaligned, deviated individual helpful in any way??

How much more efficient (if at all) would an athlete be if they corrected postural imbalances that are present?

Our daily habits create muscular imbalances that pull us out of symmetrical alignment. For example, sitting down for extended periods of time creates tight hip flexors that subsequently tighten up the lumbar muscles in the back. Likewise, working on computers or dealing with items on a table in front of you will cause your shoulders to move forward, tightening up the chest, anterior deltoids, latissimus dorsi and upper trapezis muscles; this will result in a stiff neck and decreased range of motion.

Women who wear high heels throughout the day will have tight calves, not to mention those of you engaging in athletic activities such as running and cycling.

ALL of these things will lead to imbalances in the body if you don't take the appropriate preventative measures.
Friday, 26 August 2011 19:05

A cyclist priorities-ever changing

Peace out 2011 road season
Peace out 2011 road season

As the 2011 road season draws to an end and I look back on the year thus far all I can say is...WOW, it flew by! Seems like I just moved here. Oct will be 1 year. The season with all things considered was a complete success. My goals were to move here and gain the second part of my Cat1 upgrade points, get my name out there and meet as many people as I could, and work on landing a good team for the 2012 season. I met all of those and will be racing with the Herbalife LaGrange team next year. I would have liked to land some better placings in some races but that would have been a bonus. I had a good amount of top 10 finishes in the Cat1/2 races. Next year will be my year for some wins, I feel it!!!
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As I moved out here (going on ten months ago now) my plan was to work at Equinox fitness, train clients, live cheap, and race my bicycles. And that's what I did. Because of the heavy emphasizes I placed on racing and the not so heavy emphasizes on building my client base at the gym, the business has build slowly. I knew all along that I was making it harder on myself than it needed to be by not hanging up the bike and making the gym and my work my #1 priority. The way I rationalized it with in my head was, "well, its all gonna be that much sweeter when I get it there, as I am staying on track with my cycling as well" and it will be! Or "its OK, because what I envision for myself has a lot to do with the race scene and connections at the races" which is true. Either way, I wasn't sure when I moved here if I was going to stay for good or how long I would be here. One thing I do know is, to get established in the fitness industry with a good clients base TAKES TIME. I left behind great clients I had gained over the many years in Dallas as I moved here.
SD Endurance Sports basic nutritional supplementation and meal planing for the novice endurance athlete. This is an email I put together for one my client this morning. Here is a bit on her background and where she is with her training and fitness. She is in her late 40's. She is small build, lean at about 120lbs. She has competed in 2 sprint triathlons thus far and is getting more serious about it, with another sprint distance race coming up in mid Sept. This is a hobby for her and she has a lot to learn about recovery(nutrition, rest days/weeks, and supplementation) and proper training. I wanted to post this here on SDES blog to serve as a general basis as for nutrition and supplementation for an endurance athlete. Of course, as we dial it in for each individual athlete things will change person to person. I did not go into much detail here as for her diet. Baby steps for most depending on your current level of commitment, fitness and knowledge base. But for many this should help. And as you will see, I am taking the Herbalife product myself and I recommend them for all my clients and athletes. They are good product and reasonable prices.
Friday, 05 August 2011 11:21

New Leaf Vo2max test w Wes Pedersen

Hey guys, So yesterday I had my Vo2max tested on our New leaf machine. This was the second time I was tested on this machine. The first time was in November. It was then conducted on the treadmill, which was very strange to me. I tested at 64 or so then. I assumed that once I was tested on the bike, being more familiar with the it, it would be higher. However, it was about the same. So many variables par take in this. My fitness was most likely better in Nov than it is right now. I know you may be saying, what? Why?
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Let’s talk about this today. As a trainer/coach for the past 12 years SD Endurance Sports has witnessed and experienced many different methods and theories used and implemented by trainer/coaches with clients. First one must understand that 95% of clients do not know much at all as to proper movement and body alignment. And those clients who think they know what is best for them are wrong 90% of the time. As a trainer and coach the first step is instilling the TRUST factor with our client. They have to believe and trust we know what we are doing. From what I have experience if you gain that TRUST from your client they will do anything you tell them to do. You talk and they listen, this is not something you can gain from a client without real confidence, true knowledge of the subject, and a genuine scene of caring and taking a personal interest in them and their goals. Many clients today are more educated and successful business people, so BS-ing your way to gaining their trust most of the time will not work.
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