"Range of Motion & Strength for the Outdoor Athlete"
By Brendan Finneran, Dogma Athletica Personal Trainer and USA Cycling Coach
In the Vail Valley, we generate momentum for our summer activities in June. Athletes look forward to translating the months of indoor training to increased performance outdoors now that the weather is nicer. For summer’s athletic pursuits, the focus is endurance training thanks to an increase in daylight hours and hopefully, more time away from work. Endurance training requires more from the body’s aerobic engine and workout efforts rely heavily on stamina. Whether your sport is cycling, running, swimming, kayaking, hiking, rock climbing or a mix of all of these, you can gain an advantage by increasing range of motion and functional strength. A broad scope in your approach to endurance training will keep you engaged, challenged and open to new effective methods this summer.
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Most cycling-centric towns have a strong established group ride that is embedded in the community’s cycling culture. It is usually a great training ride that has a social element to make it fun for the riders. Dogma Athletica and E-Town are collaborating to launch a ride like this for the Vail Valley community called Thursday Night Worlds, beginning this Thursday night, June 12.
The Thursday Night Worlds road ride will meet in front of the steps at Dogma Athletica in the Riverwalk in Edwards and will roll out at 5:30 p.m. sharp. The course and start time will be the same each Thursday throughout the summer to create continuity and help build momentum for the ride. The regular route will be a 30-mile out-and-back course that heads west on Highway 6 for 6.5 miles then turns north on Highway 131 at Wolcott. The first leg will top out at the peak of Wolcott pass, about 8.5 miles up Highway 131. The ride will regroup there before returning via the same route. Post-ride, participants...Read More