When you are aiming for a goal such as bigger muscles, impressive strength, a cycling that is more efficient and improved athletism, it can feel as if you only need to focus on certain workouts in order to achieve your goal. This is where the problems lies. It can be good to be quite spectacular in some activities, sports or even training styles. However, it is important for us to consider that our bodies will get to a point where they will not only adapt but will become quite efficient in the primary movements that we engage in. It is also important for us to understand that we may neglect other systems or parts of the body and this may lead to muscle imbalance as a result of overtraining or overuse.
One of the easiest fix is by ensuring that you break your routine in a way where you are cross-training at least once in a week. These changes will round out the ability without having to hurt your area of specialization as it enhances the overall results. Here are a few workouts that you should consider depending on whatever goal you are aiming for.
When you are aiming for more mass, there are chances that you are combining the heavy multijoint lifts together with some isolation exercises to target some specific muscles. There are good chances that you will be doing two group of muscles in a day ensuring that you hit each of them once every week. What is likely to happen in such a case is that the muscles will become less adept in working together in the functional ways. This is on top of the fact that since you are to get gains, there are chances that you will be short-shrifting the cardio with lungs and heart craving due to the fear of shedding the key calories that you will be consuming.
If you find that you can almost see the race day, it can get tempting to do nothing else but just run for your workouts. Even though long runs,tempo workouts, recovery runs and hill and speed works are important in your preparation, when you run exclusively instead of engaging in other forms of training, this can result in overuse injury.
We run using both legs but using one of them at a time. This is why it is important for runners to engage in single-leg strength workout together with the key upper body and core and therefore ensure that these are maintained in a more efficient way. A good idea would be to engage in leg exercises like split squats, reverse lunges or even box squats involving a single leg.
Good variation in programming is one of the best ways that you can use to remain fit. This is due to the fact that strength training helps in working the muscles as well as the neuromuscular systems that help to recruit them so that they work together and are able to generate optimal force.
If you would like to challenge coordination and also boost the burning of calories, there is need to stay strong and lean. It is advisable to choose 8 exercises,2 for your upper body, 2 for the lowerbody,2 for the core and 2 for conditioning.
Whether your goal is to engage in indoor cycling or join the Tour De France, you already understand the importance of pedaling. These ranges from burning of calories to cardio with less impact on joint as compared to running. However, in between the repetitive motion and the poor body positioning, you may end up getting hurt if you spend the whole day engaging in intense or long rides.