Category: Training and Rehabilitation

Perfevity Versus Longormance

Here I stand at TLA, the crossroads of performance and longevity. Trying out some new words. I kinda like the way “perfevity” sounds a little more than “longormance.” What do you think? You can always contact me and let me know your opinion on these terms or even suggest a different, possibly better, one. I don’t own this intersection. It’s…

Fast-Twitch Muscle Fibers and Autonomic Nervous System States

Ok, so here I am finding myself training a lot of people with passionate lifestyle pursuits. Backcountry hunters, backpackers, triathletes, skiers, mountain bikers…people who love what they do and are motivated to be able to do it for a lifetime. Folks who have goals, trips, and events targeted this year for which they are preparing.  Our discussions will often arrive…

New Year’s Resolution Secrets

Happy New Year! Regardless of whether you believe in making resolutions, it’s great to have visions and goals and to build your plans and programs around them. I’ve got a couple quick tips for you, and I’m going to present them in an interesting manner. At least I think so. I’ll tell you first how to fail at your resolution…

Don’t Forget Zone 1!

Hi guys…here’s a short post to share what I’ve been thinking, and maybe to get you thinking also. These days we hear so much about Zone 2 cardio and all its attributes. But I think there is a tendency to overlook or bypass Zone 1 in the presence of all the recent chattah. So I guess before we can distinguish…

Athletic Injury: Forefoot Pain (metatarsalgia)

Have you ever developed a sore forefoot which felt like it was bruised…but you don’t recall doing anything specific to cause that problem? What about burning pain, numbness, and pins and needles sensations radiating into your toes when you put pressure on your forefoot? Are you a backcountry athlete who has struggled with boot foot and forefoot issues? This is…

Report from TLA HQ!

I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to call this post, so it is indeed a report from TLA HQ! Technically, every post I write comes out of the headquarters of The Lifetime Athlete so I guess that’s pertinent. I’ve worked with a couple clients in Europe and South America so I can literally say I’m writing from the…

Developing Speed in Older Athletes!

Speed is one of the 5 major capacities of human performance, or athleticism. Along with strength, power, agility, and endurance…speed is a defining characteristic of winners. Every athlete, and in fact every human organism, needs speed to live and perform to the highest potential. Developing, maintaining, and improving speed in older athletes, however, is often a challenging proposition. The first…

(R)Evolutionary Training Principles!

I thought the title sounded interesting. Honestly, I’m not sure there is anything I’ve got to say about training that is actually revolutionary…but maybe. Today’s commentary is going to focus on the word evolution as it pertains to training. Evolution in the field of biomechanics. Evolution in my own thinking and programming. Evolution in all of our athletic bodies. Possibly…

Thoughts on Exercise Selection

I’m always thinking about how to select the best exercises for a given situation. I’m referring to what you do in your workout program. This runs the gamut from choosing movements that can help to correct deficiencies, to exercises that can embellish your natural gifts, or to motions that are “sports-specific.” Your conditioning program includes the assortment of exercises that…

Your Mileage May Vary!

Your mileage may vary. So will mine. That’s an interesting statement with which we are all familiar. Those automobile ads making such proclamations are so common, but it’s also helpful to think about the mileage we get out of our bodies. I’m going to talk about mileage and the human body in two specific ways today. In a very general…