Finally! A New Study Reveals How Much Exercise We Actually Need

In an era of slow fitness, it probably comes as little surprise that we don’t need to exercise nearly as much as previously thought in the name of longevity. In a large new study published on this topic, researchers concluded from studying exercise habits of 130,000 people that just 150 minutes of...

WEEKLY WORKOUTS

 Well I’m all kinds of excited today because I’m off to San Jose to stop by the Mind Pump studio to record a podcast with Sal, Adam and Justin! If you haven’t listened to the Mind Pump Podcast yet, you absolutely should! If you’re reading this post, you’re obviously into fitness in some...

THE WAYS OF GETTING ADDITIONAL MOTIVATION FOR WORKOUTS

Whether you come to a gym to build muscles, lose weight or just support your health, you know that the workout process isn’t very easy and one needs much enthusiasm to do that. If you feel the lack of motivation during trainings and you still force yourself to go...

Why Athletes Need Vitamins Despite a Healthy Diet

I try to hit my freggie goal of 7-9 servings daily. I try to limit my processed foods. I try to keep it whole, healthy and clean. But even if I were a perfect specimen of an eater, as an athlete I’d still be reaching for vitamins. Not only...

Aerobic Endurance Superiority

Aerobic endurance is something I’ve discussed on the sock-doc site many times. Its importance in both fitness and health is often underestimated either because there are news reports citing studies saying too much will harm your health, or athletes neglect the time and effort to put in the training...

DO ONLINE FITNESS PROGRAMS REALLY WORK?

You may have noticed the sudden surge of Online Personal Training – think Kayla Itsines, Joe Wicks and hundreds of others popping up around the globe. This form of training can differ depending on the provider, but usually online training offers a program over a period of 4-12 weeks, some of...

The Treadmill Workout That Changed My Running

I’m not a fan of the treadmill. Yes, I own one, but I think of it less as an indoor running option and more as a foul weather contingency plan — well, with one big exception. There is still a workout that I routinely use the treadmill for — 400-meter...

High Fat Diet for Endurance Athletes: Why It’s Gaining Traction

When I originally began sharing research about high fat diets for endurance athletes in 2014, it was still a bizarre concept that left most saying, no, no no. {myself included} But as with many things, we learn more and then have to make new more informed decisions. Now trusted fitness...

Maintaining Coordination when Fatigued

Over the years, I’ve used this blog to emphasize the importance of hand-eye coordination. As I’ve said before, there’s much more to athletic development than simply building strength or endurance. It’s equally important for an athlete to possess the coordination and skill necessary to apply their strength and endurance. On...

How To Build Valuable Cycling Strength—Off The Bike

As the end of cycling season draws near for many climates, this is the perfect time to think about your conditioning and how you can improve for next year—and start building more power! When training for cycling, think about incorporating similar motions while increasing your core strength and surrounding...