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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»

May 242016
 
Building Speed, Explosiveness (Single Leg Movements)

Every sport needs equal power-drive-from each leg. In my nearly 20 years of training I have yet to see anyone (from the youth athlete to the weekend warrior) who is 100% aligned and as strong with their dominant leg as they are with their non-dominant leg. I’m including myself in that category! So it’s crucial Continue Reading «Building Speed, Explosiveness (Single Leg Movements)»

Apr 252016
 
Power Training: Eliminating The Guesswork

(from May/June 2016 Issue) What is power and how is it measured?   Power is one of the essential training tools for cyclists. In my opinion, if you had to decide between training solely with power or heart rate, I believe that power training is more effective than the latter. For cycling, power is a Continue Reading «Power Training: Eliminating The Guesswork»

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?»

Apr 112016
 
Conditions are Perfect, NOT

“Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant” (Ecclesiastes 11:4, NLT). This past weekend I got to spend some much needed sister time with a few of “the girls.” We all live crazy lives balancing kids and careers, but we all secretly love the quest for optimal living. Normally, I’m leading the fitness movement with Continue Reading «Conditions are Perfect, NOT»

Mar 102016
 
Getting Your First Pull-Up (Part 1)

Among the many goals I hear from people, executing an unassisted pull-up usually ranks among the top ten. Whether you’ve been at the fitness game for many moons or if you’ve just begun your journey, pull-ups are an excellent way of assessing your progress. Can you do one already? How about two? How about ten? The Continue Reading «Getting Your First Pull-Up (Part 1)»