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Sep 082016
 
Everyone is an Athlete: 9 Misconceptions about Strength Training, Genetics, and Bad Habits

As a trainer in the 21st century, one of my primary goals is to dismantle all the false information gleaned from the internet.  Our burden and our curse is living in a time where information is right at our fingertips.  Recently I had the pleasure of answering the following questions.  Instead of repeating myself a hundred times I have Continue Reading «Everyone is an Athlete: 9 Misconceptions about Strength Training, Genetics, and Bad Habits»

Aug 312016
 
Out of the Blues: Overcoming Post-Race Depression

  (from September/October 2016 Issue, Oklahoma Sports & Fitness) You train for weeks, months, maybe even a year or more. You and your family make sacrifices for your training — everything from only eating at certain restaurants your body can tolerate during your training to waiting for you to complete a training session so the Continue Reading «Out of the Blues: Overcoming Post-Race Depression»

Aug 232016
 
Microbiome and Endurance Exercise

When it comes to dietary considerations for endurance exercise, carbohydrates, iron, and electrolytes such as sodium and potassium are nutrients that are commonly of focus.  Perhaps protein consumption comes to mind when thinking about recovering from a long or strenuous run. Foods that favorably affect the bacteria colonies that populate our intestines, such as indigestible Continue Reading «Microbiome and Endurance Exercise»

New Heights

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Jul 052016
 
New Heights

I climbed a mountain! This was a new experience and one I won’t forget. As a kid, I had the dream to be a professional mountain climber. Reality set in though, I needed to pay bills and frankly, I’m afraid of heights. So it may not have been the best plan, but I did always enjoy Continue Reading «New Heights»

May 112016
 
Outside Moves For Kids That Alleviate Stress

It’s no secret that playing outside has positive effects on kids! It supports them in staying physically fit, but it can also support them emotionally! Giving kids the opportunity to stretch and play in nature helps them to alleviate stress and recharge their imagination. Here are three moves inspired by yoga and nature that your Continue Reading «Outside Moves For Kids That Alleviate Stress »

Apr 202016
 
Smart Training: Head Home or Suck it Up?

Any athlete has been there. You’re killing it in training. You have goals to reach…a PR is finally obtainable with all of the extra mileage you’re putting in. Suddenly, your body stops responding during a workout. You feel sluggish. You feel a stuffy head or even an intense stomach ache coming on. Maybe you feel Continue Reading «Smart Training: Head Home or Suck it Up?»

Feb 042016
 
Your Power Struggle (How to Acquire, Harness, and Wield Power)

Is this an article justifying your authoritarian leadership style? No, but it is an article that should help boost your power output and help you make decisions to succeed more and fail less. And by power output I don’t mean how much energy and torque you can create around your bike pedals or your hips Continue Reading «Your Power Struggle (How to Acquire, Harness, and Wield Power)»