Cross-training has been demonstrated both by academic research and by elite masters athletes to maintain running fitness while reducing the occurrence and severity of injuries. We provide here two new research studies and a video of a discussion between four-time Olympian Meb Keflezighi and the former president of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual Meeting.
For a handful of ElliptiGO athletes, the conclusion of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials was just one more step leading to their ultimate goal – participating in the Rio 2016 Olympics. Emily Infeld, Colleen Quiqley, Kate Grace and Shannon Rowbury all qualified to participate in the Games, joining Meb Keflezighi, who had previously qualified in the US Olympic Marathon Trials, as well as several ElliptiGO athletes from other countries.
With the opening ceremonies of the Rio 2016 Olympics now less than 45 days away, excitement is rapidly rising in the track and field world. For USA Olympic hopefuls, their biggest opportunity to date begins with the Olympic Team Trials, July 1-10, in Eugene, Oregon. ElliptiGO will be in “Tracktown, USA” supporting scores of athletes who train on ElliptiGO bikes and providing opportunities for the community to experience elliptical cycling.
Ohio University released the results of a new study comparing training on an ElliptiGO elliptical bicycle, which emulates the running motion, with run training. Findings revealed that training on the ElliptiGO bike produced similar physiological and subjective results in trained runners as compared to running over a 4-week training period.
Rose Monday is recognized as one of the top women’s coaches in the United States for middle and long distance running. This summer, she will direct the USA women’s distance runners for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. We talked with Coach Monday about the importance of cross-training for injury prevention and rehabilitation.
Say “stress fracture” to an elite runner and chances are you’ll elicit a wince. The rigorous demands of training and competing at a world-class level can bring a finely tuned body to its knees. Amanda Eccleston knows that all too well. Fortunately, she discovered how an ElliptiGO bike can keep her in top condition while reducing the pounding and chance of injury.
ElliptiGO athlete Meb Keflezighi secured a spot on his fourth Olympic team Saturday by finishing second at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. At 40 years old, Keflezighi is the oldest American distance runner ever to qualify for the Olympics. One key to his success is ElliptiGO training, which helps him optimize recovery, increase his volume and keep up with the high mileage he needs for marathon distance success.
ElliptiGO elliptical bicycles are the cross-training tool of choice for scores of elite runners participating in the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials held in Los Angeles on Feb. 13. This year, nearly 80 runners – 56 women and 22 men – racing in the trials use ElliptiGO bikes to build strength and aerobic capacity, and to reduce or recovery from injuries.