Basketball season gets back into full swing this month. To celebrate, October’s Workout of the Month is all about helping you improve your conditioning on the court. This workout focuses on developing aerobic endurance and also mixes in strength training and agility, honing in on the muscles used the most when playing ball – legs, shoulders, chest, and core – to make you the go-to person on your squad.
Obstacle course race season is in full swing. Last month’s workout used various tools to get OCR newbies and vets in top shape for race day, so in this month’s workout, we narrow things down quite a bit and rely solely on the TRX to build power, strength, and muscular endurance.
Few physical endeavors will challenge your mettle as much as obstacle course racing (OCR). Held in open rural areas as well as urban environments such as stadiums, courses are peppered with diverse obstacles designed to test total-body strength as well as muscular and cardiovascular endurance.
Strength training may seem like daunting affair that should be attempted only by those brave enough to enter the weight room; however, the fact is anyone can become stronger anywhere using different types of equipment. This workout will take you through the basic principles of strength training to yield improved strength, endurance, balance, and energy levels, and boost metabolism, maintain muscle mass, and prevent bone loss.
There are few things more disappointing than leaving the gym with a dry t-shirt. Lucky for you, this cycle strength workout will help you work up a sweat quickly. Hop on the bike and make the wheel hum as you work your legs and get in your cardio, then hop off for a strength and/or flexibility-building portion and a finisher move. It’s especially great for people who want a well-rounded workout, or for cyclists who wish to gain more muscle without skimping on their cardio.