Monthly Archives: May 2011

I am walking an hour each day with heavy hands

Bill D asks; I am walking about an hour each day with heavy hands, what do you think Coach? First heavy hands are ok but I would resist using ankle weights. Good job Bill an hour a day is great, … Continue reading

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What is the minimum amount of fitness I can do?

JH has asked:  what is the minimum amount of fitness I can do and gain some benefit? You should include the components; cardio fitness, strength/endurance and flexibility at least. Do 12 minutes of cardio with an activity of your choice … Continue reading

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Training for 400m competitions Master’s Age 50-54

Des Duff writes to update his progress, Des Duff is training to race for the 400m during the summer months. He is 53 and opened the season with a very solid time trial. Where do we go from here? Basic … Continue reading

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Response to Carl Dag, Fitness program by Jerry

Carl Dag sent me his fitness program for review. The suggestion that I am making to everyone is to include some high intensity interval training in your program. For example: 20 seconds run with a 10 second rest, repeat 3 … Continue reading

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Reduce Your Mileage but Add Intensity

May 2011 Addition: Reduce your mileage but add intensity. In a recent article in The Strength and Conditioning Journal Anthony Turner has an interesting discussion that is worth reviewing. Turner suggests that to improve aerobic capacity mid distance and distance … Continue reading

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