Body+Mind Recharge Challenge
Plan Length: 5 Weeks
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.
Note: These plans are designed to be used with The Sufferfest Training System. You will need to download and install The Sufferfest for iOS, macOS or Windows to access the workouts associated with these plans. To get started:
- Go to https://thesufferfest.com/pages/get-started and download the app for your device.
- Create your account to start your free 7-day trial.
- Use promo code SURGE30 to get 30 days free or $12.99 off your annual subscription.
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Sample Week of Training
Below is a week of training from this plan which represents the type of workouts you will be doing.
Cross Training - Yoga: Open Up The Chest
Intermediate Cyclists often get a tight chest and upper body due to long hours on the bike. This session focuses on backbends that stretch the chest, open up the fronts of the shoulders and strengthen the upper and mid-back. Throughout the routine, be conscious of externally rotating your arms and squeezing your shoulder blades together. It is fairly demanding for your spine so make sure you are fully warmed up before practicing the sequence. Take special care not to rush the transition from Camel to Rabbit as these are intense back and forward bends.
Cross Training - MTP - 1st Month Review & Improve
REVIEW & IMPROVE: A look back at the past month to see what was done well and what could be better. Set a new goal for the month ahead and learn how to keep an eye on your ‘fundamentals’ (e.g., sleep, hydration, etc.).
Cross Training - Yoga: Core Strengtheners III
Advanced Building on the gains you’ve achieved after doing the Core Strengtheners exercises several times, this session further strengthens the core.
Cross Training - Breathing To CRUSH THEM
Perhaps the only people more Badass than Sufferlandrians are Navy Seals. And this is the breathing exercise that Navy Seals do to calm down and focus themselves before major operations. Learn and use this technique before heading into your own major events and races.