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Just ride your bike

After a slight mishap with a vehicle on the road three weeks ago, everything is back in full swing. The scabs have all fallen off, the bruises have faded away. I’m glad I walked away from that. No matter how light the accident may be, never take it for granted that you’re able to get back on the saddle.
The new 11-speed components are pretty swanky. Though just minor improvements, the gains are pretty significant, in my not-so-professional opinion.
With sponsor’s commitments, riding hours are limited to before 12pm. You can do heaps before 12pm, if you’re up at 5am. Four hours on the road and still have time to make eggs and a second cuppa. Or a lung bursting, leg screaming sess on the wind trainer plus two hours on the road before heading into work. Or some big squats and deadlifts. Less of the bench presses nowadays.
Not getting too caught up with marginal gains. I’m keeping it simple: HR monitor, cadence sensor, get it right between the ears. Counting down to the Wintet GP.

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Solitude of Strength

It’s almost a month since I last raced in Shuzenji and things are looking good in the training department. I got in a motorpacing session last week where the main aim is to ramp up my top end speed. Ideally I would want to do it as part of my regular schedule, but in the not so ideal world we live in, at the moment, I can probably only afford ($) to do them twice a month.

Other than that, I’ve pretty much settled in at Solitude of Strength, a new-age, avant garde, strength training facility. Somehow, SWF didn’t quite feel like home. The people are great but I didn’t quite fit into the vibe. When National Weightlifter, Lewis told me he was going to open his own gym, I had a good feeling about it. I wasn’t in town for the opening, but as soon as I got back, I dropped by for a visit.

One of our very few national athletes who is now giving back to Singapore sports, wants to encourage more athletes, regardless of what sport you do, to see strength training/weightlifting as a fundamental component to all sports. With that in mind, Lewis allows all under-18 national athletes to train at SoS for free, senior athletes at half the price. He recently did an interview for Fitness Sutra. Read it here

http://www.fitnesssutra.com/2014/02/05/lewis-chua/

If you’re looking for a place to start an exercise/fitness regime, get fitter/stronger, train for that next sporting event, drop by to have a look.
http://solitudeofstrength.com/wp/contact-us/

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