To create the right conditions for your sporting success, take charge of your project: improve everything that can be improved in the environment in which you evolve, adopt good habits, remain realistic and open to all possibilities, and surround yourself with inspiring and positive role models, for example, athletes whose career paths make you dream. By visualising the athlete you want to become, you will get closer to your goal every day.
How Do You Train for Your First Ironman?
The Ironman is a triathlon format known to be difficult, with a swimming event, a cycling race and a marathon, for a total course of 226 km. To prepare effectively, start training at least 6 months in advance, with up to 15 hours of training per week in the 2 to 3 weeks leading up to the competition. Combine endurance, muscle strengthening, high-intensity exercise and specific work in the 3 Ironman disciplines to give yourself every chance of success.
What is Usain Bolt’s Story?
After a modest childhood in Jamaica, Usain Bolt was discovered for his performances in athletics. After training hard, he won his first medals in high school and went on to win more victories that earned him the nickname ‘the lightning bolt’. With 8 gold medals at the Olympic Games and numerous world records in sprinting, he has become a sports legend.
Trail running is simply running in nature on a variety of paths and trails. To get the most out of your trail sessions, work out as if you were there on your fitness equipment with iFit® interactive coaching solutions. The resistance and inclination of your treadmill automatically adjust to the terrain you’re running on.
Historically dominated by Chinese and Russian athletes, weightlifting has fascinated spectators since the beginning of the history of the modern Olympic Games. Calling on extraordinary physical and mental capacities, this discipline includes two flagship events: the snatch and the clean and jerk. Discover the athletes expected to compete at the 2021 Olympics in Europe and start a cross-training programme at home, similar to the preparation of a weightlifter before the Olympics.
This summer at the Izu velodrome, the track cycling events of the Tokyo Olympic Games will take place. On the schedule are the sprint and endurance events, both solo and team, and the return of Madison, with a women’s event for the first time. While waiting to follow the performances of the greatest European and world cyclists, subscribe to their Instagram accounts and train on your home bike to feel the same sensations as they do!
During the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games, 7 rowing events for both men and women will take place on a course that has been built for the occasion; the Sea Forest Waterway. The rowing regatta includes races contested by 6 boats over 2,000 metres. Germany, New Zealand and Great Britain often win this Olympic discipline. Train on a rowing machine for 4 weeks to improve your performance.
Many great champions have adopted sports rituals that they reproduce during matches or competitions. Carried out before, during or after the event, these sometimes secret gestures help to manage stress, to focus, to face the fear of the unknown and to gain self-confidence and allow athletes to establish themselves as winners.
David Epstein’s best-selling book “The Sports Gene: Inside The Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance” looks at the role of genetics in the predisposition for performance that some athletes seem to have. By differentiating between the innate and the acquired, the author challenges the theory of the 10,000 hours of training required to become an accomplished athlete in a discipline. However fascinating this dive into the heart of DNA is, it remains that each athlete is master of their own destiny and can advance as they wish towards their objectives!
Postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tokyo Olympics include 49 athletics events, including a new event; the mixed 4 x 400-metre relay. Athletics is the most important and well-represented discipline in the Summer Olympics and the one-year delay means that new European athletes will be in the spotlight.
In February, many seasonal activities can be chosen to liven up your sporting holiday: Kite-surfing or sand yachting if you are going to the seaside, snow-shoeing, inland hiking, mountaineering, skiing, snowboarding or free-riding in the mountains. Choose an out-of-the-way destination, go outside of the school holidays and consider following a physical preparation programme to fully enjoy your winter stay.
To choose which marathon to participate in abroad, discover the must-see running courses of the world: Join in at New York for a legendary urban route, run under the midnight sun in the Arctic or opt for a complete change of scenery with the Bagan Temple Marathon in Myanmar. To fully prepare for your marathon, plan ahead so you register on time and follow the iFit® programs to train as if you were really there!