Tonight I'm taking part in a group BodyFiTTE session with John Howard and the ABRT crew. You may remember that John came to town back in December (read here) and did the PowerFiTTE's on a host of the teams riders. Well the BodyFiTTE is the next step in the sequence which looks aT performance before you even get on the bike. From John's website John Howard Performance Sports this describes the BodyFiTTE purpose:
"Better performance starts long before you climb into the saddle. The best riders devote a lot of attention to flexibility and core strength.
Your BodyFiTTE session begins with a thorough personal evaluation by your FiTTE System practitioner, to identify your unique strengths, goals and problems.
Next comes a customized program of conditioning workouts—stretching, strength-building and breathing exercises developed by John Howard, along with world-renowned coaches and physiologists.
•Core-building warmup exercises. These add flexibility when you do them after our workout, too.
•Periodized strength exercises. Varying the time and intensity of your program enhances endurance, strength and power. It also allows you to peak your performance for an event.
•An exercise manual, with photographs illustrating the precise poses. It’s important to perform the exercises exactly as prescribed.
•A precise, individualized schedule for progress and improvement, to help keep you on track.
Our clients notice rapid improvement in strength and endurance. They are less susceptible to injury. Many even report improved sleep!"
It should be cool to do and something that will improve overall performance as I approach the high demands of Ironman training. I'll report back next week.