time, the best time of the year I think!
Warmer weather, flowers in bloom and spring training for those summer sport
athletes like myself; but for some there is a lot of anxiety that comes with
spring – wearing skirts and shorts, going sleeveless, and bathing suits right
around the corner.
If you started your new year with a
resolution to get fit, eat healthy, or lose weight, and you either fell off the
wagon or haven’t reached your goals yet, now is your second chance at Hordon Health!
As a coach, lifelong athlete, and avid exerciser, I am a fan
of anything that motivates people to be healthier.
I have met, and respect
Richard Simmons because he convinced millions of unhealthy people to get off
their couches and “Sweat to the Oldies”.
Even with all of its many faults and
dangers, I would rather have sedentary or obese folks get addicted toCrossFit
than continue their addiction to television and fried food. So, a few years
back, when the pedometer craze started in earnest, I was on board.
For those of you who are preparing for the 2014 beach volleyball season and enjoy the beach exercises or just want to try an awesome
beach workout give this one a try.
Sprint 50yards in sand
Vertical Hops x3 in sand
In this workout your effort has to be 100% for the entire 50-meter sprint
and 3 vertical hops! You then rest for the remainder of the minute.
This is repeated at the start of each minute for 15 minutes. I found
myself repeating the term “all out” as I started each round.
So, let me get right down to the truth; this Valentine's Day weekend was one of the two or three best 48
hour periods for us East Coast riders of snow in the past three seasons. Nearly every major
mountain in the region, from Whiteface to Sugarloaf saw north of a foot of
fresh snow from the latest, big, named, winter storm.The Boston Institute of
decided to drive through the storm Thursday night up to Sunday River (who got close to 20") to
make Friday one of our patented Adult Snow days.
I don’t understand why so many volleyball players run. Maybe they just don’t
know how to train for volleyball-specific muscle endurance or perhaps they were
told that running was the fastest way to lose weight (it isn’t) and they don’t
care how it affects their game. But if you’re looking to train to improve your
game, here are a few things to think about, especially when training in the
cardio, running, biking, elliptical, etc., will not whip you into volleyball
shape because it doesn’t engage the correct muscle system and heart rate needed