I felt blessed to work with this amazing group of young athletes and show them how they can put in specific relevant work on the bike while giving their joints a break. What an amazing experience and what a talented group of young female athletes. I was shocked to see how many of these young girls already had ACL tears and they are still in High School! We have to do a little better as porfessionals on educating not just the kids but the parents about why cross-training is important for young athletes. All the pounding that kids put in all year - now with the same sport - we have to mix it up and offer some low-impact specific alternatives to keep athletes in the game longer and stronger. We know better it is our job to get the message out. http://vimeo.com/91768812
Today we had the first actual RL52 Cycling sports specific session at Launch Sport Performance in Rockville, MD - Pre-Season Football Cycle! It was amazing to actually see football players on the bike in the cycling studio going through the sports specific sets, mimicing actual on-the-field work on the bike and listening to their feedback and reaction to this type of training. Oh yeah and the bike moves from side to side - its not just your ordinary bike...but an amazing cross-training tool. The RL52 Cycling team has had this vsion for a long time to bring the low-impact world of cycling to the pre and post season training for team sport athletes. My background and cycling and Ray and Greg's football background is what started this journey about 3 years ago. We wanted to educate athletes on how they can achieve specific performance gains off season without all the pounding all the time. We spent a great of time on the bike suffering together to bring this vision to life and we are excited to be a part of the larger vision at this elite training facility in Rockville. Come share it with us. Our sports specific programming is just one piece of our cycling program. We have amazing conditioning classes for all levels - we just train everyone like an athlete - because we think you deserve it. Check out the schedule by visiting http://www.launchsp.com , then goign to the online store. From there you can frind the links for the RL52 Cycling Classes. Come visit us the first time at 2600 Tower Oaks Blvd, suite 101, Rockville, MD, for free by putting in the promo code: FREE at checkout!