After Chemo, The Ironman!

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Clayton Treska by Team Treska

To give you an idea of how crazy this story seems imagine doing a Full Distance Ironman while undergoing treatment for stage 4 cancer. I read Lance Armstrongs book in college “It’s Not About The Bike: My Journey Back To Life,” as Lance talks about his fight to survive Brain, Lung, and Testicular cancer from a hospital bed. Clayton Treska meanwhile is fighting cancer during chemo treatments by competing in an Ironman!!! I myself have completed 2 Ironman’s. One in Nice, France in 2008 and the other in Florianopolis, Brazil in 2009 and I remember crying in pain and filled with emotion while just trying to finish both races.

While reading Clayton’s story yesterday in the paper I had a whole new appreciation for life! Thoughts of my Ironman experience came full circle as tears came from my eyes once again. Clayton is fighting for his life, a true hero, and someone we should all look up to!

The Concept 2, Simply The Best Rowing Machine In The World!

U.S. Marines, Extreme Athletes…. Even Astronauts Use The Concept 2!!!

CONCEPT2 IS BUILT MARINE TOUGH…

Before I write about my 2nd segment on my 8-Part series. I wanted to discuss how great the Concept 2 Rowing machine really is considering that the second person I will be writing about has the current World Record for a 2000 meter race on the Concept 2. Rob Waddell (2000 Olympic Gold medalist in the single sculls and current Overall World Champion Record Holder for having the FASTEST time EVER for a 2,000 meter race on a Concept 2 Rowing Machine… 5:36). No matter what anyone says, the fact is every single Olympic/National Rowing Team around the World uses the Concept 2 rowing machine for endurance training and physical testing. It is by far the best and most reliable rowing machine on the market. Here are a few other programs and organizations besides the rowing world that use the Concept 2.

usmc-logo CONCEPT2 IS BUILT MARINE TOUGHUS Marines Utilize Indoor Rower as Part of “Combat Conditioning” Program

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The Marine Corps War Fighting Laboratory (MCWL) has partnered with Concept2 to put its Marines to the ultimate fitness test. Captain Justin Jordan from MCWL is currently working with Marines from Camp Lejeune, NC, to test a new form of fitness training called “Combat Conditioning.” To help determine which fitness program is the most effective training tool, the Marines are using the Concept2 Indoor Rower.

“Performance on the Concept2 Indoor Rower will give a strong indication of a Marine’s physical preparedness,” said Captain Jordan. “By comparing scores on the rower before and after a Marine goes through our conditioning programs, we can test the effectiveness of each regimen.” Traditionally, athletic testing is assessed by a regimen of running, sit-ups, and pull-ups.

Sharing Jack Nunn’s Experience From A 4 Day Rowing Camp That Featured Four Olympic Gold Medalists…And More!!! (Part 1 of 8)

September 9th, 2004, 2:10 pm

I am holding a rowing camp in November (2004). Thomas Lange from Germany, Gold 88′ and 92′ and Bronze 96′, men’s single scull; Marnie McBean from Canada 4 Olympic Medals; myself (Zeno Mueller from Switzerland …Gold 96′ and Silver 00′) and Rob Waddell from New Zealand, former Indoor World Record Holder with a 5:36 2000m race, and 2000 Gold medal men’s single scull. We will all run the four-day camp together.

Work Out The Pain!!!

More is better when it comes to alleviating lower back pain – More exercise, that is.
Although many people who suffer from back pain don’t exercise, fearing it will exacerbate the problem, a recent study found that exercising four days a week gave people greater relief from back pain than working out fewer times per week or not at all.

In the study, 120 people were randomly assigned to one of four groups for 12 weeks: One did a strength-training program two days a week, one did it 3 days a week, and one did it four days a week. A control group did no exercise but participated in a two-week exercise familiarization program. Exercises in the program included bench presses, lat pull downs and leg presses.

Those in the four-day-a-week program had the most reuction in pain – 28% – compared with 14% for those who exercised two days a week. The four-day group also reported having a better quality of life and less disability than those who exercised less. In addition, it showed the greatest strength gains. The control group showed insignificant change in all areas.