Hour Of Power | HIIT Training

Are you keen on a FUNctional work-out outdoors? Want to work with innovative fitness tools in a small group setting inclusive of, and adaptable to, all fitness levels of fitness? Welcome to Athletic Endeavours Hour Of Power! It’s an hour of full-body exercises beginning with a graduated warm-up, progressing to a cycle of insanely great movements that will leave you invigorated and challenged.

Cyclists should focus heavily on functional strength training in the off season for a variety of reasons. Let’s explore a few. First off, as a competitive athlete craving for challenge, functional strength training gives you something challenging and ultimately rewarding to pursue during the dark and rainy months. Second, functional strength training can be be done anywhere, really: at home in the bathroom to hallway doorway on a TRX with stretchy bands (my personal favourite); or in any gym, big or small with the right guidance to set you on your way. Third, the payoffs from off-season functional strength training are huge come the following season. For instance, expect your anaerobic threshold to be pushed that much further along than the previous year. You’ll get more power at less cost to your aerobic metabolism. Fourth, strength training can be surgically structured to minimize workout time while maximizing the engagement of muscles and joints per movement to yield benefits thoroughly transferrable to powerful cycling and a great season. Below are some options I offer for mastering functional strength training for a better next-season:

Hour Of Power Classes:

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Where and when:

Classes run rain or shine!!!

  1. Monday evenings: 6:00-7:00pm
    @ Charles Dickens School, 1010 East 17th Ave at Windsor
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  2. Thursday mornings: 6:30-7:30am
    @ under north end of Cambie St Bridge

What to Bring:

Dress for a workout; gloves are mandatory (for hygienic reasons). Bring a yoga mat, and a skip rope if you have one.

What To Expect:

Expect to work at your own level while you perform multi-joint challenging but engaging functional training exercises with cool tools. Gear that you’ll explore: TRX®-style body weight trainers, free-weights, resistance tubing, medicine and stability balls, agility tools and more.

Cost:

$20 +GST per drop-in
$16.50 per class when you buy a 6-pack
$15 per class when you buy a 10-pack
Cash or e-transfer

Sign-up by calling or texting 604-340-6767

There are 12 spots available and attending is based on a first-to-call (or text), first-to-reserve system, so you’ll need to contact Andrew at 604-340-6767 before a class to save your spot for any given session.

Don’t hesitate to call if you need more information or simply want to talk about the benefits of this class.

To your best efforts