Category: Training and Rehabilitation

The Real Secrets to Athletic Success

Actually, there are no secrets…just a few undeniable facts. Get healthy first. A healthy body absorbs training and performs with excellence. Trying to train an unhealthy body or compete in a suboptimal state produces marginal results at best. The basics of health aren’t sexy, but they form the critical foundation from which we launch athleticism. Sleep optimally. Eat well. Stay…

The Athletic Perspective

Greetings and I hope this message finds you enjoying summer to the max. Today I’d like to share a perspective on athletics, athleticism, and athletes. Over the past few weeks I’ve found myself engaging with many people on the subject of lifetime athletics. That probably seems obvious given my business name and career path, but I’ve had the pleasure of…

Training Through the Lifespan

Maintaining peak performance capacity for life is easier said than done. But there are a few secrets to being an athlete for life. Kicking ass for life requires careful consideration and artful application. It comes down to two things: Finessing Workload and Recovery Leveraging Your Strengths and Weaknesses We’ve talked about workload quite a bit here at TLA. Workload is…

The WISE System

The Workload Impact Systemic Evaluation System [This document is a guide for clients on how to use the WISE™ System. It is an excerpt from my upcoming book on training for peak performance through the lifespan.] The WISE system is how we get wise about training. It is based upon the simplification of the training parameters of intensity, duration, workload,…

Creating EFFECTIVE Workouts!

Effective workouts are those that produce results. Last week we discussed the nuances of personalizing your training to best fit your body and goals. Now we are going to explore some ways in which you can assemble your workouts for your best outcomes. We’re going to examine 6 areas in workout design. They are as follows: Warmup Types of Training…

Personalize Your Training for Better Results!

I hope this post finds you healthy, wealthy, and wise. And I also hope your training is going fantastic as we cruise into summer. This month at TLA I’m focusing on Peak Performance Training, and it is the theme for our weekly online MasterClass Webinar series. This week, I’d like to offer some suggestions that can help you to get…

Athletic Foot Function

Free Speed…Reducing Ground Contact Time and Increasing Foot and Ankle Stiffness

Would you like some free speed? If you are a runner or an athlete in practically any sport, does going faster without increasing your metabolic conditioning sound like a good deal? I hope you said “YES!” to those questions. I’m not kidding when I say that you can go faster, improve your performance and experience, and decrease injury risk at…

Running Shoe Selection 2020

This topic is an exciting one. The science of human biomechanics continues to advance and the footwear industry keeps evolving. I’ve been looking forward to this year’s update and wanted to share some observations and suggestions. Running shoe research and development drives much of the athletic, hiking, walking, and casual shoe markets. So, even if you don’t consider yourself a…

Plantar Fasciitis Be Gone!

One of the most common injury conditions for Lifetime Athletes…is the demon known as Plantar Fasciitis! It frustrates and debilitates many athletes, but it is a problem that can be solved. We just need to understand what it is, how it develops, and how to make it go bye bye forever. Plantar fasciitis, and improving foot function, is the focus…

Pronation, Foot Function, and Athletic Longevity

I think that title pretty much says it all. At least with respect to this week’s topic. May is Human Locomotion Month at The Lifetime Athlete and this week we are studying the motion of the foot and how it can be leveraged for peak performance and long term health. This week’s MasterClass took a deep dive into all things…