Category: Recovery

Polarized vs Sweet-spot Training

By Selina Campbell, PhD Polarized model vs a Sweet-spot/threshold model I often get asked when it comes to training, which way is better – Polarized model or a Sweet-spot/threshold model.I know people want me to say the latter as the former involves 75-80% of Z1-2 time (boring!) whereas the latter involves going harder and working […]

Resiliency & Rebound

Coaches CornerResiliency and Rebound! The Shelagh Coutts story Dr. Shelagh Coutts is the quiet and determined type.  In 2012, she was a “top 40 under 40” nominee as she became one of Canada’s top researchers on triage and treatment with stroke patients.  On her downtime, she is an avid cyclist with a love of mountain […]

One Rest Day or Two?

One Rest day or Two? Recently, Campagnolo, the famous Italian part manufacturer, wrote a short blog on what professional riders do on a rest day while competing in the Giro d’Italia.  Although these riders were high-end athletes, it was interesting to note what they did in order to perform well the next day.   The riders: […]

Signs of burnout and the Road back to Recovery

By Cory Fagan When was the last time you took a look in the mirror and said “I look tired and old!” The last 14 months of COVID and all the stresses associated can accumulate more than most people know. Signs of fatigue, poor sleep and a slower than normal recovery from exercise are common […]

Health Audit Check – How much do you sit?!

So…. How is everyone doing almost one year into the pandemic?!  If you are like me, its starting to get really old.  All those home renos and new hobbies we took up with excitement last March are either completed or fallen by the wayside. And here we are, one year on, still pretty much locked […]

Periodization

Periodizaton – are you doing it? The cornerstone of Kinesiology and life-balance. Knowing and planning how to schedule pressure with rejuvenation. Pressure and stress are good. It’s how we cause change and growth physically as well as in our life.  But, just as important is the cycle of rejuvenation and rest. Without planned recovery, you will […]

Flow-State Training

The Concept of Flow-State Training: We train by numbers and we have the equipment and technology that make it interesting and entertaining. This is one of the founding pillars of TCR, “making sense of the numbers and applying it to your workouts.”  We want to introduce and make you aware of another concept called “Flow-state.” […]

Off-season & Online

We love our summers but we have go through long winters. This means a-lot of indoor training on treadmills and trainers. Today, there are multiple online platforms to keep us engaged and structured. However, is it all good and are there any negative side affects to our online obsession? Our coaches at TCR give us […]

Altitude Training and Your Lungs

Spring is on the way.  Outdoor rides, runs, hikes are booked in your calendar.  From a coaches perspective, it is interesting how the majority of training over the winter focuses on predominantly your legs.  We do spin classes, run intervals and lift weights repeatedly every week.Why?  Here are the main adaptations: Increased Leg Power and […]

Time to take a break!

Selina Campbell, PhD It’s that time of year when the focus race/event is done for most people so now is ideal to do a little reset. I have my athletes take 3-4 weeks of totally unstructured training – even (*gasp*) leave their heart rate monitor and/or powermeter at home and go purely by feel – […]