Thursday, November 8, 2012

Strength can be a battle of wills

I thought this graphic was pretty appropriate because I often feel like I'm battling with my clients to keep them riding at the right cadence and intensity level to accomplish the goals of the ride.  And no matter how hard you try, there's always one person in the back that thinks harder is better, if a little resistance is good, then lot must be better.

It's probably that "...more is better" ideology that forced you to join the gym in the first place; remember being asked, "Would you like to Supersize that for only 30 cents more?"
"...more is better"  Right?
Remember if you go more, you'll most likely push anaerobic which means you'll be pulling energy stores from muscle instead of from fat.  There's a time and place for that, but not all the time.  Just as a reminder of the different energy zones, jump on over here for a quick refresher, as it summarizes it pretty well.

Strength Energy Zone # 23 (Download here)