How to Reach Your Peak Fitness Through Smart Training
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You can reach your peak fitness, no matter whether you’re in your 50s, 60s or older. Just what does it mean to be very fit?
According to Coach John Hughes, being fit means being in good health and physical condition because of exercise, i.e., scoring high in terms of “athletic maturity” – which he coined in his Cycling Past 60 series. Being fit also means being able to complete specific athletic goals.
You reach your peak fitness through smart training, Hughes says. “Smart training means following a specific training program to reach a specific goal, whether the goal is riding a multi-day tour, increased general fitness and longevity, more power to climb better, faster speed to set a personal best or to smoke your buddies, or maximizing your aerobic capacity to race.”
Coach Hughes specializes in coaching senior riders whose goals span the spectrum. For every rider, he divides the training into three periods:
- General preparation, increasing endurance and overall fitness.
- Building general power through various forms of intensity training.
- Specific peaking, with specific workouts tailored to each rider’s specific needs and event.
In Cycling Past 50, 60 and Beyond: Peak Fitness, Coach Hughes is your personal coach. The eArticle contains four specific programs to improve your fitness in one or more of the following ways:
- Improved Endurance
- More Power
- Faster Speed
- Higher Aerobic Capacity (VO2 max)
The programs are based on the individual programs that he uses with his clients. The specific week-by-week workouts are designed to make any rider a better, fitter cyclist.
Before beginning any of the programs, the eArticle describes how to establish your current baseline fitness. Each of the four programs is then divided into two 4-week blocks. By following one of the programs for just 4 weeks, you’ll see measurable progress in your baseline fitness. And by following the program for 8 weeks, you’ll progress even further.
Achieve your goals and feel the satisfaction that comes from reaching your peak fitness. Cycling Past 50, 60 and Beyond: Peak Fitness shows you how. The 39-page eArticle is packed with useful information that will benefit all riders in your 50s, 60s and beyond (and younger riders, too!).
And don’t miss the companion pieces in Coach Hughes’ Cycling Past 50, 60 and Beyond Series, Cycling Past 50, 60 and Beyond: Training with Intensity, and Cycling Past 50, 60 and Beyond: Fit for Life.
All three titles in the series are available in one cost-saving Cycling Past 50, 60 and Beyond Bundle.
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