The ABC’s of sweat and sweaty workouts

Similar to race nutrition, bike cadence is a personal style and skill. A super high cadence or a low cadence may or may not work for you, says Jared Gell, the head coach of Competitive Instinct Multisport and director of retail at Pacific Swim Bike Run in Stamford, Conn. But practicing riding at a higher than normal cadence does help your pedal stroke become more efficient. Ultimately, even if you continue to ride at 65 rpm, the increase in efficiency will allow you to ride faster using less energy. How to Measure Cadence Basic: Count how many times your right knee comes up in 30 seconds.
Source: http://triathlete-europe.competitor.com/2013/07/22/workouts-to-improve-your-cadence

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Source: http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2013/jul/22/new-workouts-20130722/?f=features

After breaking his back, snowboarder rebuilds with CrossFit workouts

When the air is saturated with water, sweat doesnt evaporate and heat doesnt dissipate as well. Fit exercisers are more efficient at cooling their bodies as compared to those new to fitness, yet even they need about 10 days of exercising in warm conditions before the body becomes acclimatized to the heat. To make workouts more comfortable during a heat wave, try cooling your body before going outside. Have a cold shower before your run or bike ride, or follow the routine tested by a small number of exercisers who drank a flavoured ice slushie before running on a treadmill in a hot room.
Source: http://blogs.montrealgazette.com/2013/07/22/the-abcs-of-sweat-and-sweaty-workouts/

“It seems plausible …. that in order for women to maintain the requisite ‘high-intensity’ prescription, a greater proportion of their aerobic capacity is necessary (when compared to men),” Laurent wrote http://www.maxworkoutsexposed.com in his study. “That is, in order to maintain aerobic energy production via oxidative pathways, a greater strain is placed on the cardiovascular system. This …. may suggest that in order to maintain what women perceive as high-intensity there is greater reliance on aerobic mechanisms vs. anaerobic pathways.
Source: http://www.runnersworld.com/workouts/do-women-work-harder-than-men-in-interval-workouts

Do Women Work Harder Than Men in Interval Workouts?

“I wasn’t the same, my mom wasn’t there, ” he said. “I was happy because we made it but … it was hard.” The team’s goal now is to be the fittest of the four Canadian teams who qualified and to be one of the top 20 teams in the world. They’re all committed to making it happen.
Source: http://news.ca.msn.com/ontario/brampton/after-breaking-his-back-snowboarder-rebuilds-with-crossfit-workouts

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