Tag: Health and Longevity

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…

Ep162 – Seasonality in Training

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Ep162 - Seasonality in Training
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Making our training flow naturally with the seasons can be a powerful consideration. This is different than using the periodization model of program design that emphasizes off/pre/peak/post seasons. Seasonality in Training is the strategic adjustment of sleep, intensity, volume, and nutrition to align with circadian biology. Applying the ancestral lens to athletics and fitness can be an absolute gamechanger. This…

Ep140 – Lee Taft…The Speed Guy!

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Ep140 - Lee Taft...The Speed Guy!
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Coach Lee Taft joins me on today’s show to have a great discussion about speed and agility training, athletic development and retention, and health and longevity. In this outstanding episode, the Speed Guy covers: How Lee moved through the journey of being a coach and physical education teacher to becoming a world-renowned consultant in the field. Why speed, agility, and…

Learning Through the Pandemic

I hope today finds everyone healthy, enjoying summer, and both training for and achieving peak performances. Today I’d like to recognize that we are all still in this ever-evolving situation regarding the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic and offer some perspectives on lessons that we may have learned, or should have learned, from this crisis. #1 First of all, we are…

Ep127 – Don’t. Seek. Exhaustion!

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Ep127 - Don't. Seek. Exhaustion!
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When I say don’t seek exhaustion I’m referring to the addictive habit of chronically chasing a state of absolute fatigue in every workout. It’s fine to feel that way from time to time following a competition, a KPI test, or a fitness maker workout. But craving and pursuing the beatdown every day will, in fact, beat you down. Learn how…

Ep115 – Training During Social Distancing

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Ep115 - Training During Social Distancing
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During the Coronavirus pandemic, we are faced with the need to minimize potential for disease transmission. This involves social distancing, or decreasing exposure to others. Gyms, group fitness programs, and team practices are in most cases temporarily unavailable, but this doesn’t mean you can’t train. You just have to be a bit creative. This episode offers some useful suggestions. This…

The Gift of Love…The Gift of LIFE!

This Friday is Valentine’s Day! Why not give someone you care about a true gift of love?  How about a gift of LIFE! I’d like to suggest that you give an important someone, or several special folks, or even yourself…a gift that not only shows you care, but that helps to make life better, more fun, more fulfilling, and more…

Ep109 – Fueling for Athletes and Fighting Back Against The Reaper!

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Ep109 - Fueling for Athletes and Fighting Back Against The Reaper!
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The subject of athletic fueling has many nuances. In today’s show, I provide some insights regarding strategic eating around training sessions or competitions. Training in fasted versus fed states, and post-workout fueling versus fasting…are discussed in an open-minded fashion. Some basic considerations can be taken into account, but ultimately you should experiment to see what makes you feel and perform…

Ep108 – Lift, Sprint, Eat and Sleep!

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Ep108 - Lift, Sprint, Eat and Sleep!
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At the Lifetime Athlete, I’m a believer and a proponent of a comprehensive wellness and peak performance lifestyle. That stated…more clients than not ask me for the Big Rocks. In so many words, they’ll say “Give me the five plus or minus two items that research proves will help me to crush my goals!” OK…Lift, Sprint, Eat, and Sleep!

Ep101 – How to Simultaneously Achieve Peak Performance and Maximum Health!

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Ep101 - How to Simultaneously Achieve Peak Performance and Maximum Health!
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It is possible to simultaneously achieve peak performance and maximum health…if we do a few things correctly. Understanding that health and performance are related but different aspects of the human condition is important. The beast becomes ultimate when recovery is emphasized with training, and when frequency is respected with competition. These and more secrets to success are featured in this…