Tag: peak performance

Ep094 – PT Basics…Functional Training

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Ep094 - PT Basics...Functional Training
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Functional training is a popular buzzterm. The debate over whether an exercise is functional, or not, is often a hot one. In this episode, I simplify the concept of exercise functionality. I relate training to basic functional movement requirements, and to sports-specific transfer. In reality, we want our training programs to be fun and effective. This is what OPTIMAL training…

Ep091 – The 5-3-1 Lifetime Athlete System!

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Ep091 - The 5-3-1 Lifetime Athlete System!
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Becoming, and remaining, a Lifetime Athlete…is as easy as 5-3-1. In this episode, PK & I discuss the 5-3-1 System and how it can help you to crush sports goals, achieve high fitness, ultimate wellness, and an amazingly satisfying life. You’ll learn how to combine the 5 foundational pillars of Lifelong Health with the 3 essential elements of Peak Performance.…

Ep090 – Metabolic Versus Mechanical Conditioning

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Ep090 - Metabolic Versus Mechanical Conditioning
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As Lifetime Athletes, we condition our bodies in several ways. Metabolic conditioning involves the energy systems we utilize, as well as our perceived effort and overall tolerance of training. Mechanical conditioning speaks to our form, technique, and the manner in we execute movement. Both are important. In this episode, I describe and discuss these types of conditioning and offer a…

Ep088 – PT Basics…Movement Economy and Efficiency

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Ep088 - PT Basics...Movement Economy and Efficiency
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In this PT Basics episode, I cover the often misused and misunderstood terms of economy and efficiency of movement. Economy is all about fuel preservation. Efficiency involves the output produced by energy utilization. Both are important for the lifetime athlete. Learn how to combine both these characteristics to your training, and ultimately make your health, function, and performance maximally EFFECTIVE!

Ep085 – Winter Training Tips

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Ep085 - Winter Training Tips
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Winter is upon us! The cold, dark season where the days are short, the nights are long, and your training might need to embrace the season. This episode has some training tips that just might help you to get more out of winter on your way to your next peak performance. Adjustments in timing of training, workout duration and intensity,…

Ep084 – Are You Fit and Healthy?

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Ep084 - Are You Fit and Healthy?
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Being fit and athletic is awesome. But equally important is being maximally healthy. Here at the Lifetime Athlete, we value both of those characteristics. We always pursue peak performance from a platform of health first. When training and lifestyle are managed appropriately, you can have the best of both worlds. You can be fit and healthy. Listen in to learn…

Ep083 – The Lifetime Body is now The Lifetime Athlete!

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The Lifetime Athlete
Ep083 - The Lifetime Body is now The Lifetime Athlete!
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The Lifetime Body Podcast has a new name. It’s now The Lifetime Athlete Podcast! In this episode, PK and I discuss the evolution of the business, and the refined focus of the show. Clients and audience members have been requesting more and deeper information on peak performance training, injury management, body composition tuning, and fitness through the lifespan. There’s a…

Ep082 – Push Versus Pull Thinking

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Ep082 - Push Versus Pull Thinking
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We are all familiar with push versus pull movement patterns. Exercises like presses and rows, or pushups and pullups, are staples in our conditioning programs. But interestingly enough, the terms push and pull apply equally well to our thinking. This is particularly true when considering how we frame our self-image and the way in which we define our path toward…

Take the Kipchoge Challenge!

Greetings awesome Lifetime Body folks! Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that the sub-2 hour marathon is no longer a barrier in human performance. On Saturday, October 12th, in Vienna, Austria — Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge ran the marathon in 1:59:40! In a special event, designed to showcase the extension of the limits of human performance, Kipchoge…

Ep079 – Eliud Kipchoge’s Sub-2 Marathon…What it Means for All of Us!

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Ep079 - Eliud Kipchoge's Sub-2 Marathon...What it Means for All of Us!
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On Saturday, October 12th, Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge ran history’s first sub-2 marathon. His time of 1:59:40 represented the breaking of a barrier which many though insurmountable. In this episode, PK & I give a quick recap of Kipchoge’s amazing accomplishment, and then we delve into what his peak performance can mean for all of us. We talk about the relationship…