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Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, ramp up your boxing, release your inner Ali
BY STEPHANIE JOANNE PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRYNN CAMPBELL
There's nothing like the motivation of a workout partner to push you beyond your toughest physical threshold. Even when you want to quit, somehow, that friend's encouragement helps you dig deep and elevate that little reserve you have left.
If it's the start of winter and you come across a cyclist who looks like he just emerged from a funeral, treat him gingerly. He is mourning the loss of summer rides in the fresh air, open highways and the beloved pain of steep training ascents. Instead, he is adjusting to saddle time over the dull hum of an indoor bike trainer arranged in a dingy basement illuminated by dull fluorescent lights and a flatscreen tuned to marathons of House Hunters International. Yet winter doesn't have to be the end of outdoor cycle training. With a few accommodations, the season can be great for pumping up your cardio on two wheels.
Build Strength, Stability and Core to Power You Through Winter
BY CHRIS HODGINS
With winter at our doorstep we're preparing our skis, snowboards and snowshoes for the season's first tracks. I skied a lot as a youngster, 20 some years back, but unfortunately the hill nearby closed down and I found other winter hobbies. Two years ago, I decided to put the skis back on and give it another shot. I was certain I was going to spend the day falling then icing new injuries.
Stroke, stroke, breath ... stroke, stroke, breath ... repeat for two hours.
This pattern may feel familiar if you are a distance swimmer or triathlete. Most swimmers do the bulk of their training in freestyle mode (a.k.a. front crawl) with one arm pulling underneath the body while the other arm recovers above the water. While it is important to train predominantly the stroke you will be using in competition, it is wise to introduce other strokes into your workouts to reduce the consequences of overtraining. When we are younger, our bodies are more resilient to handle the stresses of repetitious activity. However, as we age, incorporating other strokes into weekly swims can help prevent overuse injuries by employing slightly different pull patterns and different body positions. Different strokes, stronger folks!
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house. Not a muscle was moving, not even a squat. The leggings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that Wong Jack Man soon would be there.
BY SHON WONG
Well, itâ€™s that special time of year when wong jack man gives thanks for the wonderful people in his life. he feels a spirit of joy and peace and is anxious to share with them his most heartfelt gifts. Wong Jack Man went over the top this year and found the perfect presents for those closest to him. He cannot wait to see the joy on the faces of his brother, mother and girlfriend. Christmas is truly a blessing and, after all, giving is what WJM is all about. So from Wong Jack Man and everyone at IMPACT, have a happy holiday filled with fitness.