There will never be a workout that I take more seriously than this. The Murph is much more than burning calories. In this workout, on this day, I know that everything is going to hurt but I don’t care because it doesn’t matter, we keep moving! This is how we honor a man who willingly put himself through more pain and suffering than most of us can imagine so that others don’t have to. This workout is how we honor not just Lt. Murphy but all the men and women fighting for our freedom.
Springtime is all about the track. On a typical team there is an incredible range of athleticism from the sprinters and jumpers, to distance crews and throwers. Across all events there is a fairly consistent training approach that supports diversifying the way you train in order to yield the best possible results. We will embody this same training style for the month of May. We will have workouts geared toward distance training, speed training, and more! Read on to get pumped for track season!
The idea of preparing for an fitness assessment by scaling back how much work we are doing in the days or weeks before is not a new thing. There’s a word for this, taper. Athletes perform the best when they front load the physical work and are able to prepare mentally and recover during the days leading up to an event. Read on about how we are tapering for TreadMighty.
This Saturday kicks off a 14-day training camp designed to take you beyond the normal training cycle, stopping just short of overtraining. This methodology serves to add a very specific and controlled stimulus above and beyond the ordinary. Overreaching helps to break plateaus, engrain challenging new movement patterns and habits, while giving the body’s metabolic processes a kick in the rear.
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.