Tuesday, March 9, 2010

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Friday, March 5, 2010

The North Face� Endurance Challenge - Official Training and Racing Site

Prove yourself once again in 2010 at The North Face® Endurance Challenge. From undulating hills to elevating peaks, technical East Coast trails to mesmerizing West Coast views, The North Face® Endurance Challenge offers a unique running experience for everyone. Introducing a two-day format and new race distances in 2010, each market will feature a wide array of trail running adventures. Never stop exploring your potential.

A serious, hardy test for trail runners of any level, The North Face® Endurance Challenge at Bear Mountain, NY, takes place on the western shores of the Hudson River, in the craggy foothills of the Catskill Mountains.


Race Date
Saturday & Sunday, May 8-9, 2010

Start / Finish Location
Bear Mountain State Park
Administration Building
Bear Mountain, NY 10911
Click here to register online

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Flying Bike that uses gravity and probably magic by Hoyoung Lee, Youngwoo Park, and Jungmin Park � Yanko Design

Got to love it when bikes are redesign, whether practical or not. This design by Hoyoung Lee, Youngwoo Park, and Jungmin Park.

Lemme do a quiz on you, bikers. How well do you love gravity? Not? I really hate it man, it’s terrible. So here’s the thing: you’re in luck. There’s a bike right here that defies it. Like a standard rebel. It’s called “Flying Bike” and it’s quite the magnetic levitator. By using the impetus of the bicycle, power is generated and magnetism brings the back of the bike up, up, up, until the gear is literally in the center of the back wheel, unconnected by anything other than the powers of the magnet.

The the magnet is strong! Kinetic energy brings the back of the bike upward as speed increases. This allows for decreased wind resistance and absorption of impact from bumps, stones, squirrels, etc.

But wait, isn’t that a sort of gear situation I see on the back wheel? Does that become dissipated once the bike goes fast enough to lift off the ground? Yes! There is a point where the force changes. This is similar to what happens in the front, but with a much smaller gear.

The biker’s gonna have to get used to this sort of situation.

Flying’s always a sort of “learning experience.”

Monday, March 1, 2010

Rollover Drill

One drill which offers a great learning opportunity for this is called the Rollover Drill. This drill forces athletes to find this pressure and apply it in their stroke.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Big Announcement! Rob Aquatics Summer Open Water Tour!!! | Rob Aquatics Masters Swimming Blog

What better way to get used to the open water than to join a group when they come to your area. Better yet one that will help you on stroke technique.

Rob Aquatics traveling to a site near you.

USMS 1 Mile Open Water Championships, Lake Norman, Charlotte, NC – May 29
Swim Around the Rock (3.25 miles), San Francisco, CA – June 5
USMS 1–3 Mile Open Water Championships (1.5 miles), Lake Del Valle, Livermore, CA – June 6
Chesapeake Bay Swim (4.4 miles), MD – June 13
USMS 3–6 Mile Open Water Championships (6 km), Lake Water Valley, Windsor, CO – June 19
USMS 2-Mile Cable Championships, Chris Green Lake, Charlottesville, VA – July 10
USMS 6+ Mile Open Water Championships (10 km), Morse Reservoir, Noblesville, IN – July 17
Santa Cruz Rough Water Swim (1 mile), July 31
Cruise Cruz (2 mile), Santa Cruz, CA – August 1
Naples Island Swim (1.25 miles), Long Beach, August TBD
Don Burns Corona del Mar 1 mile swim, CA – August 28
Big Shoulders (5k), Chicago, IL – September 11

the toughest one day endurance race on the planet - Tough Mudder

"Tough Mudder is the TOUGHEST one day event on the planet. This is not your average mud run or boring spirit-crushing road race. Our 7 mile obstacle courses are designed by British Special Forces to test all-round toughness, strength, stamina, fitness, camaraderie and mental grit. Forget about your race time, simply completing the event is a badge of honor. Not everyone will finish, but those who do make it to our post-race party will have truly earned the right to call themselves a Tough Mudder."

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World’s Toughest Mudder Series Finals — End 2011 (Location TBD) — Qualifying Requirements

Friday, February 19, 2010

Swim Trainer

One of the best places to go besides CrossFit is Monkey Bar Gym. They too have the WOD but they also have a store to buy the products they use.

The Swim Trainer is designed for sports specific training and conditioning. It's the best way to improve your game - tennis, golf, swimming, punching, throwing, and so much more. Two cables connected to one point of attachment. This unique design allows the user to pull each cable independently or together without worry of the cable becoming uneven from side to side. Because of this, it is perfect for all types of sports & fitness training. $24.95

Here is today's WOD
Friday February 19th

Body ESP (endurance, strength, power) instructor led class unless of course you're training on your own:), do an ALL OUT set, rest 15-30 seconds, a bit longer if you need, get some water, write down what you did, then do next exercise. do as many as possible reps at each station, keep track of reps.

FORM IS SUPER STRICT, 2 count up (breathing out), 1 second pause at top, 2 count down (breathing in), 1 second pause at bottom, repeat all reps this way. GOAL IS ALL SETS ABOVE 10 REPS MINIMUM, UP TO 30 REPS, IF YOU THINK YOU CAN DO 30+ REPS, MAKE IT HARDER!! GO TO NEXT LEVEL OR ADD MORE RESISTANCE!!

push ups - knees / regular / power push up 1-2 bands or with weight vest
body rows - 60 degrees / 90 degrees / box 90 degrees can add vest
tiger push ups - knees / tigers / feet on 12" box or add vest
bent over rows - 30% bodyweight / 50% bw / 70%
hindu push ups - knees / hindus / divebombers can add vest
side to side body rows - 60 degrees / 90 degrees / box 90 degrees (left & right, middle row = 1)
alligator push ups - knees / alligators / alligators with PPU or vest
alternate bent over rows - 30% / 50% / 70%
rest 5 minutes, keep track of totals, then move on to second group

lunges - 20% / 40% / 60% bw
power wheel or jungle gym curls
foot up lunge (left, then right) - on box / on jungle gym / on cable or nothing
swings - 30%/40%/50%
front squat - suitcase 30% / racked 40% / racked 50%
power wheel curls / jungle gym runners / jungle gym runners
keep track of each total, get some water, cool down:)