Why You're Not Actually Doing Tabata Training

Hey friends, welcome to this piece all about Tabata Training!  In the next 6 minutes, I’m going to explain to you what the "Tabata Protocol" is, and why the 20/10 intervals you may be using likely aren’t doing what you think they are. My goal in sharing this information is to help differentiate you between …

I Rode a Peloton: First Thoughts and Review

Hey friends, welcome to this 5 minute read! By the time we're done, I'm going to tell you all about my first impressions of the Peloton bike, if I'll be getting one, and if I think YOU should look into adding one to your fitness plan. I celebrated Thanksgiving this year in in Champaign, Illinois …

Why You Should Use A Chest-Strap Heart Rate Monitor

Hey friends! In the next 5 minutes, we’re going to take a deep dive into the benefits of using a chest-strap heart to monitor workouts, and why I think you should be using one to track your progress. In a nutshell, using a chest-strap heart rate monitor gives you cold hard data about what’s happening …

Fun Over Fitness: First Thoughts From My Bike

  Wind in your hair is freedom.  More accurately, wind whipping through the vents on your helmet is freedom.  Isn't "Always wear a helmet" the first thing we learn about bike safety? The first bike I ever rode belonged to my friend Marli, who lived down the street.  I remember it to be white, and …

How Often Do Animals Do “Cardio”?

Holding out a jump rope, Paul asked:"Hey, Billy, where do these go?"  After a brief pause, Bill replied: "Put them on the bike."  I glanced over at the bike, then back at Bill Rom.  "Cardio equipment goes together, right?"  I nodded in agreement, and we returned to coaching our athletes.  What's the key point of …