Our last few blog posts have been about getting the most out of your indoor training. It’s good advice, but you might be missing something. The sun. There is growing evidence that many athletic populations are Vitamin D deficient or insufficient. Our bodies produce Vitamin D in response to sunlight exposure. If you are inside cross-training or riding the rollers, adding a little “supplemental sunshine” might improve your performance and your health.
As the Winter months settle in, ‘cross comes to an end, daylight is scarce, and outside rides get harder and harder, it’s the perfect time to move indoors for strength and conditioning training. But unless you have a strong background in biomechanics or exercise science, selecting exercises to do (or not do) can be difficult, intimidating, ineffective, or dangerous. To make the most of both off-season and in-season strength and conditioning, think about the following principles to help guide your workouts.