Monthly Archives: June 2015
It’s hard to perform perfectly on every part of your triathlon, since each sport requires different muscles and natural abilities. Nonetheless, if you’re where you want to be with running and swimming—but biking is your weak link—don’t despair. With the right training and equipment, you can achieve remarkable improvements in the biking leg of your tri. Here are some tips. It goesContinue reading..
Now that summer is here, sizzling temperatures are an added challenge to your outdoor running workout. So, how does heat affect your run? More than you might think. Because your heart has to work harder in the heat—while your muscles get less blood and oxygen—summer running can slow you down by as much as 30 seconds per mile for every five-degree (Fahrenheit) temperature increase. Plus,Continue reading..
Many fitness enthusiasts visit Gym Source with questions about incline training. Intrigued by research they’ve done on the internet (or by the results they’ve seen friends achieve), they ask us for guidance about incline training machines and techniques. One of the questions we get most often, however, is this one: Is incline training bad for my knees? The answer is a resounding NO! QuiteContinue reading..
When you choose to train for a triathlon, you need to be in top form for three very different sports. Do you have a weak link? If a single leg of your tri—be it swimming, biking or running—isn’t on par, it holds back whatever advantage you may have in the other two. For those of you looking to boost your swimming performance, here are some helpful conditioning tips. First, while arm andContinue reading..
Looking to mix up your strength-building and cardio-training routine this summer? Consider a combo of kettlebells and battle ropes. Together, these fitness must-haves make for a power-packed regimen that gets results. Many clients come to Gym Source wanting to get more from each workout in less time. By combining the strength-training and muscle-building workout of kettlebells with the cardioContinue reading..
Each month, Gym Source features an employee who exemplifies the passion for fitness innovation and dedication to customer service for which the company is known. Employee: Jackie Pflieger Since: 2005 Location: Brookfield, CT Quotable: “Here in the back office (as we’re known) are dedicated people consistently doing their bestContinue reading..
Last month, we introduced you to Gym Source’s own Jan Schole (manager of our showroom in Westport, CT), who is training to compete in the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon in Iceland on July 18, 2015. Preparing for a grueling competition like the Laugavegur—taking place in the Icelandic wilds—requires serious dedication and focus. No stranger to tough training, Jan is rising to the challenge.Continue reading..