Training for Adaptive Muscles

Each and every week, usually 9am Wed AEST – our online crew receive 2 new varied workouts for their consumption.  Take a look a couple of examples over at:

Say what now?  Adaptive muscles?  

Yes – this week we’re looking at how to train your body to be able to transition through different muscle sets, cardio sets and endurance sets.  Not just able to make the change mind you, but to understand what it’s doing, and how it feels.  One of the reasons Multi-sports are so challenging is this transitioning between elements and it’s something that far too many people don’t practice.  Believe me when I say that starting a 10km run AFTER a 40km ride feels RADICALLY different in your muscles, than just starting a run cold.  And we’re not just talking about the obvious fact that you’re fatigued already.  The muscles are conditioned to a certain element, and they’re quite happy to stay doing that, rather than change to a new element.  Understand how it feels, know what’s coming – experience means so much.
So with all that in mind our workouts are:

“Simulating Multisports”

A workout that is what it says on the label.  Getting your muscles to a point where the feeling of transitioning between elements can be experienced and practiced.  No you don’t have to go swim 1000m or ride 40km, thankfully we can optimise the experience in a gym scenario.  It will give you a really good idea of how it feel within your body though.  We’ve set up drills for a SWIM-short run to RIDE….and a RIDE to RUN.

The second one is “Surge Sets”

Based on more traditional gym functional actions – the surge sets will get you to adapt between muscular loading, speed and stability rapidly.  A short rest (and we mean short) will prompt the body to begin relaxing, then you go again.  Oft changing sets of work, mean there is little to no time to gain muscle memory of actions before you are changing again.  The slogan for this workout is “being ok with not being ok” – and we mean that within the context of, it’s ok to feel like the body is struggling, because it will be!
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