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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!

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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!

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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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