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Focus on Recovery

San Diego Training Systems Focus on Recovery It’s no secret that multi-sport athletes enjoy advantages that single-sport athletes might not. Being a multi-sport athlete, especially at the professional level, generally means you don’t experience performance fatigue, you enjoy a balanced psychological and physical approach to sport, and because you’re not always focusing on one muscle […]

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Why Glute Activation Is Important For Runners And Cyclist Office Workers

San Diego Training Systems guest blog Why Glute Activation Is Important For Runners And Cyclist Office Workers It is a well-known fact in the fitness industry that the glutes are the biggest muscle group in the body. However, perhaps a lesser-known fact about the glutes is that this muscle group remains sorely inactive, even amongst […]

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San Diego Training Systems: Post-Ride Stretches for Cyclists

By Mark Rago Owner/SD Training Systems I always try to reduce the number of components or tasks in a cyclist’s workouts from pre and post activity. I would rather you do a few things very well than a bunch of things not so well. This means I keep warmups simple, prescribe easy-to-execute (but sometimes very […]

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San Diego Training Systems : How Much Sleep do I Really Need?

This is a great question I get asked, let’s first go over what sleep actually does for your body or lack of it that can happen when you do not get enough of it. Basic rule of thumb is 7-8 hours of sleep for adults. Teens it is 9-11 hours per night. How do we […]

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San Diego Training Systems Wellness Discussion of Mindset

Today let’s briefly discuss the application of racing mindset. What is that exactly, it is the mental portion of any race or fun event that you are doing. How does it apply to your everyday activity? This mindset is needed for example I have a client getting ready for a 60K ultra run in Bryce […]

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Post-Ride Stretches for Cyclists

I always try to reduce the number of components or tasks in a cyclist’s workouts from pre and post activity. I would rather you do a few things very well than a bunch of things not so well. This means I keep warmups simple, prescribe easy-to-execute (but sometimes very strenuous) interval sets, and keep strength […]

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Post Smoothie Workout

1 Cup of Frozen Organic Berries 2 handfuls of Spinach 1-2 frozen bananas 1 frozen beet 2 scoops of organic protein powder ½ cup of water ½ cup of milk (soy, almond) work as well) Description: After a workout, your body is ready for a refill. We want a combination of Carbs and Protein. They […]

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Why, When, and How to Use A Foam Roller and a Massage Gun

Foam Rolling and a Massage gun can replace a good sports massage In recent years, foam rolling has gone mainstream. Once a self-massage technique used only by professional athletes, coaches, and therapists; foam rolling and using a massage gun such as the Hyperice is now an everyday practice for people of all fitness levels. There’s […]

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Strength Training for Road Cycling Success: A Beginner’s Guide

Most of us think of pumping iron (usually for aesthetic reasons) when we think of working out in a gym. It doesn’t have to be this way! For road cyclists, an appropriately planned strength program can help increase power, prevent injuries, improve overall fitness and give you a more balanced body. Working with a Personal Trainer who understands […]

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Metabolic Testing: is it worth it?

What is metabolic testing? you hear lots of different thoughts about it and how it can be expensive and time consuming. At San Diego Training Systems we have a test that takes no more than 1 hour of your time and if you are trying to lose weight, gain lean mass or just simply getting […]

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