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Newsletter 1st December 2014

Winter Power cycling & Speedwork Clinic, Computrainer Winter Sale EXTENDED, Recruit those Glutes, …….and much more!

Race Day Pacing Strategy

Now that you’ve done all of the training, and put in the miles and miles of leg work to this point, it’s time to complete the race.  If you’ve ever been at the start of a race you’ll know the …
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Fueling for a Marathon

Effective preparation for any event requires careful consideration and planning of many factors.  Specific training, cross-training, sleep, recovery, tapering, race strategy and of course, nutrition, all play essential roles in executing on the day.  Ask any experienced athlete and they …
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Slow and Steady Wins The Weight Loss Game

The Peak Centre’s very own Lewis Morrison aims to help you stay on track with your weight loss goals  by giving you the knowledge you need to go about it the correct way. Knowing the right intensity for you is imperative for …
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Maintaining Cycling Fitness Through The Winter

  Who doesn’t love the fall season? The vibrant colors are changing. The sun is still warm on the skin, but there’s a fresh feel to the air. So as the seasons changes, the days get shorter and the roads …
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STRENGTH TRAINING EXERCISE OF THE WEEK

Strength Exercise of the Week – Cable Chest Press

Strength Training For Runners

Strength is an often overlooked but very important factor in endurance athletes. There are two main types of strength: absolute strength and strength endurance. Absolute strength represents your ability to lift a maximal weight once (your one repetition max). Strength …
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Choosing Your Next Race Goal? Let Us Help You!

Choosing your next race goal can be tricky as there are many factors to consider when doing it. Which distance? Which race? How long? How much could I improve?   The Peak Centre’s very own Lewis Morrison answers those very difficult questions …
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Trust The Taper

The time before a race is always difficult. You’ve done the training, you’ve read all the articles on what to and not to do in the days leading up to the big event but what advise should you follow? Tapering …
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Why a Quick Fix Is Not a Real Fix

We all want a quick fix. Our busy lives don’t allow us the time for being patient anymore, do they? We can get away with quick fixes in lots of things but for others, such as weight loss, it just …
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Whistler GranFondo Tips from a Pro!

Whistler Gran Fondo – Tips from the Pros! For many recreational cyclists in the Lower Mainland and BC the Vancouver-Whistler Gran Fondo is the culmination of a long summer of training and riding leading to one epic day on the …
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“Less is more…” “Train smarter not harder…”

Check out the latest from CBC News – confirming what Peak have been doing and promoting for years and years! Lactate analysis during incremental fitness assessments can be used to determine exercise intensities that will give athletes the most benefit …
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Carb intake and triathlon…

Ever wonder why we are always trying to force gels, bars and drinks down during races?? Go to http://sweatscience.com/higher-carb-intake-faster-ironman-finish/ for the answers!

Strength training for endurance athletes

Don’t miss out on your strength training for endurance performance. Especially for those Masters athletes! http://sweatscience.com/cycling-efficiency-strength-training-is-key-for-masters/ explains just how important it can be!

Monitoring Recovery

Training without monitoring your progress is like driving with your eyes closed, you will get somewhere but you can’t be sure where or what shape you’ll be in when you arrive. Through daily monitoring you will be able to make …
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Is Cross Training a Good Idea for Runners?

Cross training gained popularity in the early 1980’s primarily because of the sport of triathlon. Now athletes in most sports practice some form of cross training. While strength training, by some definitions, can be considered cross training, for the purpose …
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Are You Overtraining?

Overtraining is a period of prolonged fatigue where the athlete experiences plateaus or decreases in performance despite continued training (Mackinnon and Hopper, 1991; Stone et al.1991; Fry, Morton and Keast, 1991). Overtraining should not be confused with overload training, which …
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5 Rules of Heart Rate Monitoring

(This article was originally published in Independant Rowing News August 28, 1998) Scientists and coaches are constantly trying to find better, more efficient ways of training. Sometimes, outdated or inaccurate methods continue to haunt a sport and may actually be …
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