Category Archives: strength training and conditioning for cycling

as it says, in order to stay in the game, you gotta prepare appropriately! some ideas on evidence-based conditioning programs for optimal success

Memorial day heart-rush  

I have the best job in the world. Not only is it the top of the most desirable healthcare jobs, but it is the most rewarding, challenging job I can imagine. My job, is to re-unite people with their bodies. … Continue reading

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  The new normal…  

The new normal has no norms; it involves change, flux, and constant motion. Since my departure from my business of 13 years, I have been shuffling my thoughts, my patterns and my ideas. The one constant is that I am working, … Continue reading

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cross training, cross country (skiing)

..and with a forecast of a steady ZERO degrees (F), we were packed up and heading out into the wild west woods of Maine. The prior night, while driving the final miles near Kingfield, still in cell-phone contact with the … Continue reading

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TAMPA 2012 APTA national conference

The APTA national convention is one the largest meetings for the physical therapy profession, and having a poster accepted for presentation was quite the honor. Especially since it was my first one, and I hadn’t the foggiest notion how to … Continue reading

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another kick in the hyner. coming back for more.

Devil of a drive to PA started the nerves going. Two weeks no beer, one week off wine, 10 days off coffee. The PVC’s had finally settled but the pre-race jitters were in full force. The traffic jams on the … Continue reading

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Back in the saddle… without having to resort to a nose-job!

Yesterdays NYT article spurs this note as I try to put it in the light of my own cycling experience. As someone who frequently fiddles with saddles, and having spent the best part of the last 15 years sitting at … Continue reading

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night riding the winter away

Full belly after Christmas? Pants a little too tight around the middle? Bike looking a little lonely in the basement as the winter days are short on light? Solution: winter rides at night! If you are like me and the … Continue reading

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Last leg(s) TR2011, stage 7 to Canmore, Alberta.

TR2011 Day 7. Rafter 6 Ranch to Canmore, Alberta.August 13, 2011. 42k, 1500m elevation..course preview here.. And off we went. High-fiving and fist bumping on the start line for the last time, Danny, Marty, Dennis and I tucked into the space … Continue reading

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The Queen stage: day 6: TR2011

TR2011: Day 6: Little Elbow to Rafter Six ranch: The Queen stage. 72km, 2600m elevation If today is the Queen stage, yesterday was the joker. Not supposed to be as grueling as it turned out, we were shattered by the … Continue reading

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functional testing@ runners lab

What the heck is functional testing? The concept of functional testing, is growing increasingly popular as a means of examination of movement faults in athletes. Identification of flawed movement patterns can allow the therapist to address these flaws with corrective exercises. First, to … Continue reading

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