24 April 2012

Stadium Exercises

Here's some new speedskating exercises I've been experimenting with at the Wheaton College's McCully stadium. Coming up with new exercises keeps workouts fresh and interesting when often they can drag on and get dull really fast! Nancy and I are now beginning our 4th week of training for the 2012-13 season. These workouts are all off-ice and either running, weights, or dryland/low work.

For those wondering why we're already training again when the season just ended: Nancy and I DID take  2 weeks off. Those two weeks are very important for physical and psychological reasons, but, if an athlete (in an Olympic sport, note: this doesn't include many lazy professional sports players) takes a longer break between seasons then it takes too long to regain lost strength.

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