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Strength Training for Cyclists

Peak Centre for Human Performance 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 …
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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 your race

  This article is written more specifically for fueling for a marathon but the information can be applied to any event or race. Effective preparation for any event requires careful consideration and planning of many factors.  Specific training, cross-training, sleep, …
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Slow and Steady Wins The Weight Loss Game

As the inevitable New Year’s resolutions begin, people will consider starting an exercise program to try to lose weight. What could be better than running? It’s a simple, accessible, cheap and very effective way of increasing your metabolism to burn calories. …
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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 get …
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STRENGTH TRAINING EXERCISE OF THE WEEK

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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). …
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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 with …
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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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