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Ep193 – Running Performance: Running Shoe Update 2021

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Ep193 - Running Performance: Running Shoe Update 2021
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In this episode of the podcast, we hitting another topic in our summer Running Performance Series. This is the Running Shoe Update 2021. In today’s show, I talk about some of the considerations in selecting in your ideal running shoe. Fit, terrain and purpose are keys. We also cover some additional aspects of shoe design that you may find helpful…

Ep192 – Load Management for Lifetime Athletes

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Ep192 - Load Management for Lifetime Athletes
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Load management for lifetime athletes is a critical consideration. Staying healthy, feeling great, and performing optimally are the result of proper load management. The failure to manage load, or load mismanagement, results in breakdown, burnout, and injury. Loads are stressors, and globally they include things like weather, job and relationship issues, poor sleep, suboptimal nutrition, etc. In training, we consider…

Ep191 – Speed Training Made Simple with Lee Taft

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Ep191 - Speed Training Made Simple with Lee Taft
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Coach Lee Taft returns to the show. Today, Lee and I discuss the concept of speed training made simple. Lee defines speed and its value for athletes and fitness enthusiasts of all levels. We cover common misconceptions about speed, and offer a number of suggestions and tips to help you to safely and effectively incorporate more speed into your training…

Ep190 – Running Performance…Determining Your Runner Type

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Ep190 - Running Performance...Determining Your Runner Type
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Determining your runner type, or identifying the style of runner that you are, can significantly enhance your running performance. How you run, or in other words, what type of muscle contractions and movement patterns your body is genetically designed to prefer, is an amazing science. In this first episode of the series, we are going to talk about concentric or…

Athletic Foot Function

Ep189 – Athletic Foot Function with Joel Smith

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Ep189 - Athletic Foot Function with Joel Smith
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Coach Joel Smith is back on the podcast! This time we’re talking about athletic foot function. Joel brings a wealth of knowledge in all areas of sports performance. He’s the host of the Just Fly Sports Performance podcast, and he is working on a new book which will be titled Best Foot Forward. I really enjoyed visiting with Joel in…

Ep188 – Training the Endurance Athlete

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Ep188 - Training the Endurance Athlete
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Training the endurance athlete is an intriguing topic. In this episode, we are going to take a look at athletes who are somewhat rhythm-dependent and who possess characteristics that give them high fatigue resistance. We’ll consider how to train these athletes for any sport or fitness pursuit, as well as considering how any athlete (including force-dominant and elastic beasts) can…

Ep187 – Training the Elastic Athlete

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Ep187 - Training the Elastic Athlete
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Training the elastic athlete is an art form. When an athlete possesses high potential for speed and agility, there are specific considerations for optimal training. In this episode, PK & I discuss some of the traits and training principles for elastic athletes which are featured in my book, AnimalFIT. I think you’ll find this discussion quite useful in both understanding…

Ep186 – Training Strength Athletes

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Ep186 - Training Strength Athletes
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Training strength athletes can take on many forms. In today’s episode, PK & I discuss the unique nature of strength-oriented athletes. Specifically, we address large-boned, muscular beings who are very force-dependent in their movement patterns. In my book AnimalFIT, these folks are the bears of the kingdom, as well as their cousins the badgers and wolverines. I think you’ll find…

Ep185 – Identify Your Inner Animal…the AnimalFIT Quiz

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Ep185 - Identify Your Inner Animal...the AnimalFIT Quiz
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There is a unique, athletic animal which resides within all of us. You can Identify your inner animal easily, with the AnimalFIT Quiz. In this episode, PK & I go over the AnimalFIT Quiz, which you can find at https://thelifetimeathlete.com/animalfit/. The quiz is a simple self-assessment tool that only takes you about 90 seconds to complete. Once you are finished,…

Ep184 – Dr. Mike T. Nelson

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Ep184 - Dr. Mike T. Nelson
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I recently had the privilege of visiting with renowned exercise physiologist, coach, and speaker Dr. Mike T. Nelson. Mike is a guy who is as intelligent as he is educated, and he’s at the pinnacle in both areas. We had a great discussion about metabolic and physiologic flexibility, online coaching, and Mike’s philosophy regarding lifetime athletics. We also spoke about…