Tag: peak performance training

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…

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…

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…

Ep125 – Born to Run (revisited)

Ep125 – Born to Run (revisited)

 
 
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This is an ever-popular topic in fitness, health, and athletic circles. More specifically, humans are born to locomote, or get from Point A to Point B using their legs as upright bipedal ambulators. This includes walking, jogging/running, and sprinting. These abilities are endemic to the human beast, anchored by our evolutionary biology, and necessary for Lifetime Athletes. But how much…

Ep113 – What to do About Chronic Stiffness and Soreness!

Ep113 – What to do About Chronic Stiffness and Soreness!

 
 
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Chronic stiffness and soreness is not fun, and it doesn’t have to be a part of your existence as a Lifetime Athlete. Actually these factors mainly represent a mismanagement of inflammation, and while the symptoms are treatable, the actual causes are totally preventable. Training needs to be appropriately designed for your unique body and goals, as well as your current…

Metabolic Flexibility for Athletes – Part 3

Originally I didn’t intend to include a third part to this series…but the peeps asked — and so they shall receive. A number of folks had some specific questions and thus I feel compelled to address these insightful queries from the Lifetime Athlete fam. One more time, what is metabolic flexibility and why is it important? This is basically the…

Ep110 – Yoga Versus CrossFit!

Ep110 – Yoga Versus CrossFit!

 
 
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Many clients will often ask me questions regarding their exercise and training choices. One of the commonly occurring comparisons is between yoga and CrossFit. It’s my position that every style of movement has it merits and no one way is necessarily good/bad or right/wrong. PK joins me today as we discuss some of the pros and cons of each methodology.…

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!

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…