Getting LGT Fit

Week 15 of 18 | One Last Effort

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La Grande traversée will take flight soon! Are you starting to feel some excitement? I know a few who already can’t stay still! This week, I would like to highlight the fact that some participants are preparing for this great adventure in a very special way; yes, some people who will taking part in La […]

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Week 14 of 18

There are only 4 weeks of workouts left before our departure on May 18. Will participants from team 1 will be in shape for a trip through the Laurentians? This region of Quebec offers beautiful scenery! A nice starting point for the fourth edition of La Grande Traversée. In order to make sure you have […]

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Week 13 of 18

Believe it or not, in just five weeks, precisely on May 18, La Grande traversée will start its first legs! Hey there! Will you be ready? I still want to encourage you. It’s the efforts we make every day that make the difference, and this is just as true in sport as in all other […]

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Week 12 of 18

For many of you, cycling outings have now begun. We recommend you to plan group outings to get used to cycling in a pack. And it’s so much fun to ride as a group! It’s never too soon to remember some small springtime advice. Remember that drivers are no longer accustomed to cyclists. So be […]

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Week 11 of 18

More intense workouts have begun and it is good to remember that it is recommended to eat a small snack about an hour before training to prevent a lack of energy. Remember to bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated before and after the workouts! Did you know that chocolate milk is a great […]

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Week 10 of 18

Spring has arrived, and LGT’s start will come very soon ! So now it’s time to give it all you’ve got and push through the second part of the training plan. By doing so, you’ll be LGT ready to pedal as much as you can during your leg of the relay, and possibly cover all […]

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Week 9 of 18 | Interval training

Interval training; an excellent tool to improve your VO2max This type of training consists of several segments of intense work alternating with periods of rest. These rest periods help increase the time spent at high intensity. High-level athletes often use this type of training because it provides very effective results. There is a wide variety […]

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Week 8 of 18

Good to know Starting next week, you will see an important change in the training program. There will no longer be two strength training and plyometrics workouts, but only one. Having developed good overall physical abilities, training should now focus on activities more specific to cycling. However, it remains important to do the strength training […]

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Week 7 of 18 | 90 minutes long session

There is something different about training this week. What is it? As you have noticed in this week’s workout plan, the amount of training has increased to 5.5 hours. The recommended time for the outdoor activity this weekend is 90 minutes so your body can get used to providing an effort over a long period. This […]

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Week 6 of 18

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Should you workout even if you have a cold or the flu? If the symptoms are mild (runny nose, mild sore throat), you should reduce the length and intensity of activities, especially when the first symptoms appear, and you do not know yet if your condition will worsen. However, if the symptoms are severe (chesty […]

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