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why are they called BRICK workouts?
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anyone know?

(please don't suggest I use the search function - the word brick comes up in 50% of all threads)

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Re: why are they called BRICK workouts? [TeamBarenaked] [ In reply to ]
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because they are stacked one on top of another...like bricks
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Re: why are they called BRICK workouts? [TeamBarenaked] [ In reply to ]
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Named after world duatholon champion Matt Brick, who employed them in his training and thereby made them famous.
Last edited by: aerobike: Jun 25, 07 7:50
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Re: why are they called BRICK workouts? [TeamBarenaked] [ In reply to ]
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Because of the way your legs feel the first time you try to run off the bike ;-)
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Re: why are they called BRICK workouts? [Francois] [ In reply to ]
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lol..that is the best explanation I have heard yet. :)
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Re: why are they called BRICK workouts? [TeamBarenaked] [ In reply to ]
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Because you feel like you've been hit by a ton of em when you're done.
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Re: why are they called BRICK workouts? [TeamBarenaked] [ In reply to ]
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Bike, Run, ICK!

~Matt
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Re: why are they called BRICK workouts? [TeamBarenaked] [ In reply to ]
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It’s an analogy for lying down your triathlon fitness foundation...brick-by-brick.

(Sorry, I had to try).

Dave in VA
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Re: why are they called BRICK workouts? [TeamBarenaked] [ In reply to ]
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Because they are hard like bricks?

Because strong houses are made of brick.

Because rebar and cinder block don't have a nice ring to them

No one wants to do a "vinyl siding workout"

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Re: why are they called BRICK workouts? [TeamBarenaked] [ In reply to ]
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It's a misspelling of B.R.I.C - Bike Run Interval Circuits
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Re: why are they called BRICK workouts? [TeamBarenaked] [ In reply to ]
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Because that is what you shit after you are done with a one.
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Re: why are they called BRICK workouts? [TeamBarenaked] [ In reply to ]
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I always heard Bike and Run In Combination.

Styrrell
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Re: why are they called BRICK workouts? [TeamBarenaked] [ In reply to ]
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I thought that Mark Sisson named them "bricks". Anyone else heard that story?
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Re: why are they called BRICK workouts? [aerobike] [ In reply to ]
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That's incorrect (& the perpetual misperception). Dr. Brick's name is certainly appropriate.
Triathlon legend has it that Mark Sisson and Scott Zagarino coined the term after the lyrics from the Pink Floyd song.
Sisson was Tri-Fed's Executive Director in the late '80s & Zag was a pro rep & an ITU rep.

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Re: why are they called BRICK workouts? [TeamBarenaked] [ In reply to ]
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because only someone dumb as a brick would want to do them voluntarily (read: triathletes)

;-)




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Re: why are they called BRICK workouts? [TeamBarenaked] [ In reply to ]
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Always thought it was because the first couple minutes, your legs feel like "BRICKS"....ahhaha



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Re: why are they called BRICK workouts? [TeamBarenaked] [ In reply to ]
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Back in Midevil times the triathlon workouts were swim, horse riding and running.

The combination of the ride - run workout had people jumping over the bricks the horses layed down.

jaretj
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Re: why are they called BRICK workouts? [TeamBarenaked] [ In reply to ]
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I was there. I know for sure that Sisson and Zagarino coined the phrase in 1987 or 88 and that Sisson wrote about them and "brick intervals" in his book "Training and Racing Duathlons" in 1988. I was a trainer at Sports Club LA and saw Sisson doing intense brick intervals once a week on a stationary bike and treadmill in 1987.
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Re: why are they called BRICK workouts? [TeamBarenaked] [ In reply to ]
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That is what you wish you had to hit the guy in head with that stole your bike while you went for a run

(I live in NYC)
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Re: why are they called BRICK workouts? [Slater] [ In reply to ]
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While I can't comment on Sisson and Zagarino, I do know that Matt Brick did not coin the phrase. If the other two coined it in 1987, then I doubt if they did either. I can't say when I first heard the term, but I feel like it was way before that.
I did my first brick workout (although I didn't know it had a name) in 1978. A guy that I swam against in AAU (back before electricity was invented) did them regularly, just because he liked to cross train and he liked doing things no one else would do. Oddly enough, his name was Mark Allen, but afik he was no relation The Mark Allen would have been about 5 years old at that time.


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