With another race season in the bank, most fair-weather athletes will turn their focus to recovery and regeneration in what is their transition phase.
Story and Photography by Bryce Barry
From a life spent in pursuit of athletic gains and extensive interviews with the best athletes in the world, these are the skills I know are worth perfecting. Improve on one or all of these and whatever your sport or passion, youâ€™ll level up. Because unlike natural talent and potential, there is unlimited room for growth. And growth always yields gains.
By Alicia Bell
Photography by Dave Laus
Every runner needs to work on posterior chain strengthening during the off-season. Whether you already do a strength routine or, if off-season weight training is brand new to you, the following three exercises should be implemented into your routine.
By Kevin Hendry
Photography by Robert Shaer
The holiday season is over and you find yourself feeling more like Yeast Mode than Beast Mode. With the social functions, inhospitable weather and that week-long vacation to a tropical paradise, the last couple of months have taken a toll on your physical prowess.
Data being mined and analyzed to boost the effectiveness of your workouts
Technology has fitness buffs in its grip. From left, Garmin 920XT $590; TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio GPS, $340; Fitbit Surge, $300; RPM2, a footbed cycling and running power meter, is part of the fitness tech revolution. It measures range of motion, force and gait analysis, $675.
Are you tracking your running mileage, calories burned or heart rate using a wearable device? If so, you are part of the biggest trend in fitness today. In its 10th annual survey of exercise pros, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) says wearable technology will be the top trend in fitness next year.
Increase your stability to take control of your fitness
By Yana Gushchina
Photography by Tim Fraser
Balance is the ability to control your body and its centre of gravity during movement. It is key to performing everyday functional movements, making sure we stay safe by preventing falls and maximizing our sport performance.