Our brain is always getting sensory info from our body - info about what's happening. This includes things like temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate.
And our brain has to decide what to do with that information - how will it distribute resources?
And so it makes predictions.
You’re crushing it in a race or a long run, and then all of a sudden - BAM - you hit a wall. Your legs feel heavy, you’re all out of kick, your will to go on seems weak; even your brain feels foggy...you’ve bonked!
This is one issue almost every runner comes up against at some point - the dreaded BONK! It can happen during a race or even bring your entire training to a halt.
Whether we’re talking about a bonk in a single run, or the complete meltdown of your training effort, most runners will face a point at which they’re not sure they can continue. Either scenario can be very distressing to someone who is putting all the time and effort into training and all of a sudden seeing their hard work seemingly wasted.
Bones Are Always Changing
Bones are like a perpetual construction site – there's always remodeling going on. Old or damaged bone gets cleared out and new bone gets laid down.
Not all shin splints are created equal
There are actually 2 common types of “shin splints” and it’s important to differentiate between the two.
How many of you have the “Weekend Warrior” friend who keeps getting injured all the time?
How many of you are that friend?
Plantar fasciitis can be a tricky thing to deal with and for some people it persists for months or years. Let’s review the symptoms, the causes and what to do to get relief.
When we make personal character judgments about our decisions (“I’m bad.” “I suck.” “I can’t do anything right.”), it can get us stuck and ruminating in an unproductive way on those judgments.
The problem with the idea of work-life balance is that it tries to compartmentalize life.
We don’t have a work self and a life self - it’s one self; what happens to one happens to and affects the other.
This one life hack will change everything....
On race day, you want to be prepared for peak performance. All the time, energy, and effort you’ve put into training is about to pay off in a big way. You’re ready to climb to the top of the pack and bust open those PRs!
So how do you make sure you’re actually ready when race day comes? What are some of the practices that will keep you on the road and keep you performing at your best?
‘Tis the season for cold weather training! This season can be a little trickier when it comes to training plans, and especially this year where training plans have been a lot more wonky.
With it getting colder and with races cancelled, finding the motivation to keep training can be difficult - and laying on the couch stuffing your face with junk food may seem like a more fun and viable option.
But if we want to keep up the adaptations from our training this year and set ourselves up well for next year, lounging around and vegging us out is not going to cut it.
Scroll to the bottom to check out our videos on cold weather training tips!
HOW TO AVOID WEIGHT GAIN DURING THE HOLIDAYS!
That’s right! The average American typically gains 5-8 pounds from October 31 to January 2. That is a scary thought!! So how do we avoid those holiday pounds? Here’s 8 tips to help you:
These five principles are the main keys I try to emphasize to help people be as efficient as possible with their fitness efforts. So often I see people killing themselves in the gym and wish I could help them better connect their fitness efforts with their fitness goals. A lot of what popular fitness trends emphasize are actually in opposition to what most people have as their true fitness goals. The average adult isn’t really looking to get bigger, faster, stronger. Instead, most of us are simply looking to get thinner, slimmer, and look better in our jeans. Here are some key principles which will help you to avoid injury, depletion, fatigue and failure to reach your fitness goals.
UNLOCK BETTER RESULTS BY WORKING SMARTER
We’ve all heard the phrase, “work smarter, not harder” in reference to exercise. The big question is how do we do that? What does that really mean? Are you telling me that working out at a decreased intensity will actually get better results? The key to answering these questions lies in a little thing known as heart rate training. In truth, you don’t always have to increase intensity to get in a better workout. Today I’ll explain explain how to train in your optimum heart rate zone to maximize your health and fitness efforts.