For those of us in the northern hemisphere the days of long rides, hard racing, and sharp tan lines are quickly coming to a close. If you’re in the southern hemisphere, you’re probably coming off a long winter of Suffering in the discomfort of your Bike Torture Chamber, ready to show off your new-found fitness. If we’ve learned anything from Sirs Neal Henderson and Mac Cassin at APEX Coaching, it’s how critical proper rest and recovery is to maximising your Return on Suffering. But fatigue isn’t just physical. It takes mental focus to train consistently and stay on track.
To help you recharge, refocus, and recommit to your training goals we’re launching a 30-day Mind+Body Recharge Challenge starting September 6th.
Join Abi Carver of Yoga15.com, our resident Mental Toughness Guru, Dame Rebecca Bell, and your fellow Sufferlandrians as we complete 30 days of rejuvenating yoga sessions and modules from our Mental Toughness Programme. It’s the perfect way to avoid late-season burnout and get ready to crush your next Mt Sufferlandria.
In 4-7-8 Breath your exhalations are twice as long as your exhalations. It is a therapeutic breathing technique that can help to reduce pain and calm your nervous system.
Gain clarity on who you are as an athlete and what your major goal—your ‘Personal Mt. Sufferlandria—really is.
Cycling can put a lot of strain on your neck and shoulders, especially if you spend a lot of time down in the drops or in an aero position. We’ll sort that out with a series of exercises that will release tension in this area and have you feeling relaxed and ready to Suffer again.
Diaphragmatic Breathing is a calming exercise that encourages you to breathe deeply into your abdomen.
This routine is designed to relieve pain and release tension in the lower back. These poses open up the hips, stretch the hamstrings and strengthen the core. We finish with a diaphragmatic breathing exercise to relax the body and let go of tension around areas of pain.
This sequence is designed to improve range of motion throughout the body, focussing especially on the hips, spine, shoulders and hips. It combines twists, sidebends, strength and balance poses to enhance total body flexibility and agility.
Intermediate The power to crush non-Sufferlandrians comes not just from your legs, but from your core. When your core is strong and stable, you can generate more power, more efficiently. You’ll also suffer less back pain. With those goals in mind, this sequence strengthens the abs, obliques and lower back.