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Stretching

Discover the safest and most effective stretching techniques

Stretching Is A Key Component In Keeping Your Joints and Muscles Healthy, Strong and Resilient To Injury

The need for increased flexibility is vital for the young and the aging. During the adolescent growth spurt when the bones grow faster than the connective tissue elements of the body can adapt, the resulting tightness leads to decreased coordination, agility and performance and often results in injury and various growth related conditions.

During exercise our muscles shorten and the connective tissue must be stretched to maintain full range of motion and good posture.

As we age, connective tissue naturally tightens and begins to lead to functional limitations. These limitations lead to altered mechanics of the joint and eventually joint wearing (Arthritis).  It is the one aspect of aging we can reverse; with regular stretching we can maintain flexibility.

The Robert Forster Physical Therapy/Phase IV stretching program has been honed over 30 years of experience with athletes ranging from 7 to 70 years old.  Discover the safest and most effective stretching techniques to help you perform better, prevent injury, improve your range of motion, and aid in your recovery from exercise.

In this clinic you will learn:

– The safest and most effective stretches for each part of your body
– How to incorporate a safe and effective stretching routine into your active lifestyle
– The importance of stretching in developing healthy joints and muscles for life
– How stretching aids in the recovery process and helps to prevent injury
– The performance benefits of a proper stretching routine as it pertains to sport and exercise
– How stretching improves your range of motion, resulting in improved athletic performance

*Come dressed in clothing that allows for easy movement, as this is an interactive clinic.

WHEN:  Saturday, January 12th at 1:30pm

WHERE: Phase IV – 1544 20th St. Santa Monica, CA 90404.

Robert Forster, PT, Founder & CEO of Phase IV and Forster Physical Therapy, National Spokesperson, Author, Physical Therapist to 42 Olympic Medalists, NBA and Grand Slam Champions and Member of the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness.

 

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Strength Training

Winter Base Cycling Training: Make the most of winter training for a fantastic 2013 Season!

Winter training is crucial to your success in cycling. Improving your base this winter will increase your ability to produce sufficient power in relation to your body weight. i.e. You need a favorable “Power to Body Weight Ratio” to do the big days in the mountains and high intensity speed days. However the majority of this power must come from your Aerobic Engine System and therefore requires a lot of flat riding. Sounds counter-intuitive but it is a Scientific Fact!

Your Base training must include a periodized weight training regimen and physiologically specific & slow (low) heart rate climbing. Preparing now for next season with low intensity heart rate training will not only increase your Aerobic Base but will make you a “Better Fat Burner” and allow for sustainable weight loss. Increasing your base this winter will increase your fitness and let you set new and loftier goals for next season.

At this lecture you will learn:
• How to improve your Power to Body Weight Ratio
• Why winter is the perfect time to optimize your base training
• How Base training is key to sustainable weight loss
• How to decide when to go fast, slow down and when to climb
• Why you must climb aerobically to conquer the mountains
• The importance of weight training to increase your climbing fitness
• Why there are only three important days of training on the bike each week
• Climbing techniques used by the pros
• How the proper bike fit facilitates great climbing techniques

Presented by Robert Forster PT, Physical Therapist, Author, National Spokesperson and Performance Specialist who has helped athletes win 43 Olympic Medals, NBA and Ironman Championships and Grand Slam Titles. He is an avid cyclist and has completed seven of the toughest multi-day cycling events in the world, including the TransAlp Challenge, La Ruta de los Conquistadores in Costa Rica and the B.C. Bike Race.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 16th at 7:00pm

WHERE: Cynergy Cycles – 2300 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica