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The Base Training



The Base by RVH is a expansion owned and operated as a companion to River Valley Health's original College Plaza Location.

I always knew cross training was important, but I was also always a little too lazy (busy, found it boring, etc) to actually partake. I was about as one-dimensional of an athlete as it gets. Even this past season, my cross-training activities could best be described as minimal at best.

So, when some of my regular therapists at River Valley Health told me I should start doing some cross training at their new facility, I took note. It was time to do a little more than just ride a bike!

Mostly due to my wildly random schedule with school and work, I haven't had the chance to start their 43°22 pyramid training program until today.

Being pretty new to doing anything aside from riding a bike to get faster, I figured I'd document my experience and progress. I have no doubt in my mind (and based on the progress Coleman is seeing after being involved in the program for a couple months) that it will pay off in dividends in overall performance, not too mention injury prevention and overall well-being.

After an initial assesment I did about a month ago (which determined weaknesses and imbalances that would be key to address), I finally found a time slot that I can consistently commit to with training.

Today was my 1st day of real training - an hour long session with some mobility work for my spine and upper back (notoriously tight and immobile), some belly breathing work with intensity (to make breathing more efficient) and some core activiation (because as it turned out, what I thought was activating my core wasn't actually firing the correct muscles). For only an hour long session, it feels like I've already taken away so much that I can work on in the coming months on my own, let alone the work I can do under the guidance of someone who actually knows what they are doing!

It really is fascinating stuff and I'm excited to see where it goes. As I progress through, I'll try to relate as much as I can towards my on-bike performance, since that's the whole reason I'm doing this. Stay tuned for some progress updates in the future!

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