Category: Training and Rehabilitation

Muscles, Metabolics, and More!

Here’s a quick update of some of the things that have been going on at TLA. I could even call this the M3 post. M-cubed items are as follows: Muscles In Episode 183 of The Lifetime Athlete Podcast, PK & I took a deep dive into Understanding Your Muscle Physiology. We explored the science of muscle fiber types, the athletic…

The AnimalFIT Jump Test

How you jump can provide a solid indication of the type of athlete you are. When you view a movement task as a problem-solving exercise, your body will automatically self-select the jumping pattern that best fits your body type. It’s all in my new book, AnimalFIT!

AnimalFIT…Released Into The Wild!

Do you know your body type and how to train it? Become AnimalFIT…use my new book to Unleash Your Inner Beast and Unlock Your Athletic Potential! Wanna get started learning about Somatotypes and Anthropometrics? Enjoy some podcasts and stay tuned for more to come!

Athletic Stiffness

Stiffness is often viewed as limited or decreased flexibility, particularly in the joints and muscles. While this type of stiffness is a reality, if we think of stiffness in simple physics terms, it is the extent to which a structure resists deformation in response to an applied force. That second definition is the one we are most concerned with when…

Training Tribe Begins the Outdoor Season!

The 2021 summer training program for The Lifetime Athlete Training Tribe starts May 1st! This is exciting stuff and frankly it’s my favorite part of the year. Even though the Tribe is online year-round and nationwide, our programming utilizes dedicated outdoor workouts several times per week from May through August. Local tribe members in the Gallatin Valley of Montana will…

Appreciating Your Body Type

Do you have your training totally dialed in for your unique body and your specific goals? Are you feeling, looking, and performing at your absolute best? If so, please don’t read any further. In fact, if you answered yes to the last two questions, reach out to me so that I can learn from you. But if you are like…

The Ideal Amount of Aerobic Exercise

Right away, you’ll probably agree that the subject in today’s title conjures up much debate and context-dependency. So be it. Let’s talk. That’s exactly what happened in Episode 175 of The Lifetime Athlete Podcast: The Sweet Spot for Cardio. PK & I discussed a number of considerations and offered advice for lifetime athletes. Here are some of the things we…

Athletic Foot Function

Spring Tuneup…Running

Hello and Happy Spring…wherever you are! It’s that time of year when we tend to get outside more and ramp up our activity and training. And if you are a ground-based athlete, that includes running. Ground-based athletes, or terrestrial beasts, are those whose sports require them to move athletically with their feet on the ground. This means running. Whether you…

Interference Effects and Crossover Effects in Training

Can one form of training hurt or help another? This is an intriguing question to say the least. Let’s dive in. Context is king. It really matters. We always have to consider the organism in question (you, me, the athletic beast), the current or long-term goal, and a multitude of other factors. “Yes, no, maybe, and it depends” are all…

How Strong is Strong Enough!

That’s a million dollar question and the answer is most certainly “it depends.” As a Lifetime Athlete, you naturally want to be strong, fast, agile, and durable. Weak, slow, stiff, and fragile are not the objectives. The definition of strength. The ability to produce or withstand force. It is most often equated to a 1RM lift but can also be…