March MAXness is here. Each weekend we will chase down a different metric to see what we can do. This weekend is the max rep burpee in one minute challenge. The rate-limiting factor for most isn’t a lack of cardiorespiratory development but rather a lack of efficacy in their movement.
Not every training session should kick your ass. If it does, you need to rethink how you’re approaching your training regimen. Our goal is to develop a culture of training from the existing culture of working out. This nomenclature is often used interchangeably, yet there is tremendous difference and it is why at Fly Feet we coach training sessions, not work outs. (And we call ourselves “coaches” not “instructors”.)
This month in Stride we are ordering up a holiday special for you at the beginning or end of every session. When you receive a gift during the holiday season you never know exactly what you’re going to get, and the same principle is going to apply to our training sessions this month. Think of this as naughty or nice, but knowing that no matter where you fall we will be getting you out of your comfort zone.
We all know what it’s like to be working out and have our lungs be the limiting factor to our performance, whether it’s running on the tread or doing strength work on the floor. My legs might feel good, but if I can’t control my breathing, I’ve got to hop off the belt early or drop my weights before my set is over. That feeling is both frustrating and helpless. It’s a moment that occurs for all of us, but if we can make them few and far between, we feel better about heading into the gym, better during the workout, and leave feeling empowered for whatever comes next.
Pull ups are hard. But they are a very functional movement and one that if we just spend time on, we WILL be able to master. SOOO - we decided that July is the MONTH OF THE PULLUP!!! Make it your goal to have mastered at least one of those glorious movements by month's end. We are confident that if you follow these easy steps you'll get there.
Strength has always been a foundation in my training. During my hockey career it served a specific purpose, and now it serves a different, yet equally important purpose. Strength work compliments everything in life - how you stand, how you sit, how fast you can run, the structure and density of your bones, and most importantly how you feel. In May, we're taking it the next level, by expanding our programming in an effort to help each of you find even more of the success you have already experienced.
Next weekend, we’ll be kicking off our 21-day challenge with one of our tried and true TreadMighty workouts. The TreadMighty workout is the only Fly Feet workout that repeats. Every six weeks or so, we do it to see where we are. TreadMighty was designed as a simple test that is measurable - something you can record and repeat regularly to see your progress ...
Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a pill or a machine that made it quick and easy? Well sadly, there are many of those gimmicks on the market. Not shockingly, they don’t work. To see results, ya gotta put in the work. If you’re willing to do that, the journey can be a wonderful, inspiring and even addicting thing.