Programming – Week 42

Thought of the Week – The Kaizen Challenge and Testing Week Massive, massive thank you to everyone who came to help us celebrate our one year anniversary on Friday! You guys are an amazing group of members and we are very grateful to be able to work with you all every day, doing what we love.   At…

Programming – Week 40

Thought of the Week At our one-year anniversary event (see below) we are going to be announcing the City Road Kaizen Challenge. This will be our own extended version of the Whole Life Challenge with some amazing additional features. In the run up to the challenge, have a good think about your current goals. What,…

Programming – Week 38

Thought of the Week – New Programming Cycle The new cycle is here! You must all be very excited… In previous cycles we’ve focused a lot on strength and we’ve built a solid aerobic base with those longer structured workouts. Now we are in a position to start pushing the short duration fitness domains. The point of this…

Overtraining Part 1: The Signs

The Signs of Overtraining   Training consists of stimulus and adaptation. When the first is too strong and the second too weak you run into overtraining. When you are overtrained, you’re going backwards. If your body doesn’t have the resources to repair the damage done by training, all you have is damage and no progress.…

Programming – Week 37

Thought of the Week – Transition Week I hope you all had a blast with Strength Testing Week! Did you write down your results? If not, then we can’t be friends any more. This week will be transition week before we begin the next cycle of programming. So we’ll be shaking things up a bit and looking…

Programming – Week 36

Thought of the Week – Testing Week This week will be a testing week. The focus will be on strength and strength-related testing since this has been a focus in the latest programming cycle. We will be doing more comprehensive conditioning testing in early October when we will be running a whole host of additional tests.…

Programming – Week 35

Thought of the Week Some of you have probably heard of the Japanese word “kaizen”. It has come to symbolise the process of continual and all-encompassing self-improvement. It’s a concept we’re fond of at City Road and try to instil in our members. The pursuit of fitness and health teaches you that you need to pay attention to…