Category: Training and Rehabilitation

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…

How to Select the Right Coach

A coach can exponentially magnify your results in health and performance. But finding the right one, the best coach for YOU, requires some careful consideration. This concept is true even if you coach yourself, since the manner in which you engage with your inner beast can make or break your outcomes. Of course, there are some situations where “you don’t…

CrossFit vs. Spartan vs. Hyrox…Who is the Fittest?

Fitness as a sport. The quest to define ultimate athleticism. Consider the decathlon. Ironman. Strongman. Highland Games…all legit. Performance limits are being challenged everywhere.  But is there such a thing as ultimate fitness or all-around fitness? Which athletes really are the fittest on earth? Elite athletes inspire. That’s the first thought that comes to my mind. This is true across…

Train Smarter in 2021

Doing anything smarter, not just harder, is the key to success. And training more intelligently, with a few tips and lessons from our friends, clients, and Tribe members, can lead to better results in the coming year. This rings true whether your goals are health improvement, fat loss, fitness enhancement, or goal-crushing in athletics. Here are some things you might…

What’s In Your Home Gym?

What’s in your home gym? Instead of asking you which credit card is in your wallet, let’s discuss home gyms. As more and more people are training at home these days, there are practically innumerable options available for home exercise and conditioning. Virtually any budget or space constraint can be served, and I’ve been impressed with the creativity with which…