As part of our Power Bite video series, Neal demonstrates different hand positions on standard drop handlebars, and talks about staying comfortable on your bike so you can ride longer and happier. For those of you participating in our online incentive program, this video will be featured later this month along with a quiz, so you're … Continue reading Riding in Comfort
Although I've enjoyed having my life back this week, I've had a bit of Olympic withdrawal. I have to admit, I'm an Olympic junkie, and this year, I got my 4-year-old son hooked too. His favorites were Ledecky and Bolt. The kid knows how to pick a winner I guess. I like the Olympics for … Continue reading World Records & Personal Bests
No matter what our main discipline is, we can't forget the fundamentals. This week, I had a very good friend visit for a couple of days. This is a friend I worked alongside in the fitness industry during my time in New York City. The afternoon he arrived we went on a run around some … Continue reading It’s all in the hips.
Hello faithful followers! As we prepare for tomorrow's webinar, "Hot Topics in Exercise & Nutrition", we're excited as always to share content with you. In keeping with our modus operandi, we have amassed enough information to talk for several hours, but are confined to one. Therefore, if you've registered for the webinar, you'll be receiving a survey … Continue reading Hot Topics!
...when thinking about resistance training, start by thinking about your joints. I workout in a college gym, which means there are college students exercising there. Which means there are college boys there. Which means that at any given moment, there are at least five of them doing bicep curls. Lots and lots of bicep curls. … Continue reading Lifting? Think Joint Action.
No, not the baseball team from New York...today we're learning about Metabolic Equivalents, which sounds either nerdy or boring, but Neal makes them fun in the latest video from Montana Moves. Learning about the amazing M.E.T. gives you another tool to use, especially when you're resigned to indoor cardio, as many of us here in … Continue reading The Amazing M.E.T.
I went for a nice bike ride at lunch today, starting off National Bike Month in style. The weather was a sun-drenched 65, and the smell of spring was palpable. One can only assume that the weather will hold and every day of May will be just like today...right? Whether it's rain, shine, snow or … Continue reading Bike Month!
In February, we published a couple of posts about training intensity and heart rate. I promised a more in-depth article about heart rate zones for those of you who were interested in learning more about how heart rate and heart rate zones can be used to aid in training and recovery. Before moving forward, a … Continue reading Intro into HR Zones
It's spring and it's awesome out there. As I'm writing this sun is streaming through my office window and I'm day-dreaming of all the roads and trails I'll be covering this spring and summer. If you're like me, and many other Montanans, your exercise routine changes with the seasons. That's one thing I really like … Continue reading Staying on the Trail
February is American Heart Month, and so we're focusing on your heart through many of our writings and online challenges this month. Today I wanted to write about exercise intensity, in conjunction with our Feel the Beat challenge offered through our MUS Wellness Incentive Program. The American Heart Association's most recent exercise guidelines are a little more specific … Continue reading Feel the Beat