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    Workout of the day: Pyramid Intervals

    Workout of the day: Pyramid Intervals

    Posted At: 2019-11-01
    One type of interval training is the use of pyramid intervals, also known as ladders. Pyramid interval workouts are  a variation of the standard interval session and based on an incremental increase of duration, while maintaining a similar recovery duration. They are a pyramid scheme where everyone wins, and they really work. It is not called the interval method from hell for no reason
    Workout of the Day: Explosive 3-Step stair Intervals

    Workout of the Day: Explosive 3-Step stair Intervals

    Posted At: 2019-07-01
    Explosive 3-Step stair Intervals are designed to build explosive power with full extension of the hips because you will need an explosive push to be able to clear three steps at a time. This workout will help you find additional power in steep vertical efforts where you may need to ascend larger rock steps or steeper sections.
    How I Trained for 10 Weeks to Climb 18 Grouse Grinds in 19 Hours (14,650m vertical)

    How I Trained for 10 Weeks to Climb 18 Grouse Grinds in 19 Hours (14,650m vertical)

    Posted At: 2019-06-28
    Tackling the Grouse Grind once is enough for most people. The Grind is a 2.9km trail ascending 810 vertical meters along the steep forest of North Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain. The Grind is a challenging workout not a scenic hike. Learn how I trained to accomplish 18 grinds in 19 hours over a ten-week training block.
    Warm Up Before Exercise like a Pro

    Warm Up Before Exercise like a Pro

    Posted At: 2019-06-26
    If you are going to perform any medium to high intensity efforts then a carefully planned and practiced specific warm-up is absolutely essential for a number of compelling health and performance reasons.
    Workout of the Day: Wave Training for Runners

    Workout of the Day: Wave Training for Runners

    Posted At: 2019-02-04
    Workout of the Day: Wave Training for Runners. Wave training is a weight lifting technique involving alternating sets of low repetition training with sets of higher reps. We can apply the same principle to our outdoor fitness conditioning workouts as way to shock our muscles beyond their present level of adaptation and break through any training plateaus.