Tag: peak performance training

Ep237 – The Magic of Recovery!

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Recovery is indeed magic. It’s the critical and often missing link in many peak performance programs. How to structure training, when to use high workloads, and how to fill in the time between big workouts most effectively are some of the topics covered in this episode. This is a must-listen for any serious fitness enthusiast or competitive athlete who wants…

Lunge and Split Squat Biomechanics

Need to get rid of pain? Want to level up your performance? Ever consider your lunge and split squat biomechanics? The lunge is one of the 7 major movement patterns we typically utilize in exercise program design. Along with hinge, squat, rotate, locomote, push and pull…the lunge is a mainstay in many training sessions.  In Episode 233 of The Lifetime…

Understanding Human Movement – Part 1

Understanding Human Movement – Part 1 is a video lesson I recently produced. This was a spinoff from some very frequently asked questions that I get from colleagues I mentor and athletes I coach. Folks commonly inquire: How can I assess movement more effectively? How can I identify problems with my clients or my own movements? How can I take…

Ep218 – No Days Off!

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No Days Off! What’s it mean to you? In this episode I discuss the concept of no days off in training and describe the viewpoint we utilize at The Lifetime Athlete. I think you’ll find this philosophy to be both inspiring and entertaining. Thanks for joining me today! This podcast was brought to you by The Lifetime Athlete Coaching and…

Why You Need a Training Plan

Let’s say you have a goal…whatever is important to you. It could be losing 10 pounds, riding a 40k time trial under an hour, or squatting twice your bodyweight. Or it could be going on a backpacking trip with your family, building a shed, or getting your blood pressure under 120/80.  Let’s also say you are fairly serious about your…

Athletic Stiffness

Stiffness is often viewed as limited or decreased flexibility, particularly in the joints and muscles. While this type of stiffness is a reality, if we think of stiffness in simple physics terms, it is the extent to which a structure resists deformation in response to an applied force. That second definition is the one we are most concerned with when…

The Sweet Spot for Cardio!

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The Sweet Spot for Cardio!
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Here’s some straight talk to help you achieve your goals and understand the why, the what, the how, and the when of aerobic exercise. Whether you are an endurance beast, a team sport athlete, or a dedicated fitness enthusiast, this pod is rich with pearls of wisdom to help you support your health and your performance. Once you know the…

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…

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…

The Relationship Between Force and Velocity in Training

Force and velocity exist in a curvilinear relationship. Maximum force is your ultimate strength, and this is represented best by a 1RM. Max velocity is your absolute highest speed, and that’s your sprinting ability expressed in meters per second. That’s the simple part. What makes these things interesting, and perhaps more complicated, is that while they are separate entities in…