Month: November 2017

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...

7 HEALTHY TIPS FOR MANAGING YOUR STRESS

Hi guys! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and got some good deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday! I’ve started holiday shopping but still have sooooo much to do. What about you guys? This time of year is always such a weird mix of excitement and stress....

COILING CORE EXERCISE USING THE RMT CLUB TO IMPROVE SPEED

Ok, so what we’re doing next with Bella is we’re doing a Coiling Core exercise using the RMT Club. So Bella is going to take the Club and hold it just like ‘this’. So put that hand perfect right ‘there’. Now, she puts her feet together. She’s going to step back with...

WHAT TYPES OF CARDIO ARE BEST FOR WOMEN?

There are so many different types of activities that can be considered cardio.  What Types of Cardio are Best for Women? A quick walk around your neighborhood is a cardio activity. Swimming laps in the pool is cardio. Even the Zumba class at your gym is considered cardio. You...

WEEKLY WORKOUTS

Last week was a bit bananas. Monday through Wednesday was spent in Boulder, then I went Thursday through Sunday in Austin. So I ate out for almost every single meal. I have to say…Boulder was way more impressive in the food department and that was super surprising. I’ve been...

Athlete Motivation Part I: It’s In Both of Your Brains

There are a couple standout ways to become a better athlete yet even more ways in which you can hinder fitness progress and overall performance. Simply put – it’s easier to screw things up. With respect to improving, (making improvements or seeing improvements), proper training and recovery are at...