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Archive for 2016

Glass Feet. Iron Mind. And the stupid that occurs when the two meet.

For the record, this is one of those “learn from my mistakes” type articles. Ie, don’t be like me.   Pain. For some of us, it’s a constant song playing in the back of our head.  For others, it’s a seldom heard, but piercing scream.  And then there are those who have both, way too often and deafening.  For those of us in middle age and beyond, pain can become […]

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Winning at Fitness or Competing for Fun? How Motivation Is the Most Important Part of the Fitness Puzzle.

There are two kinds of people in this world:  those who believe there are two kinds of people in the world and those who don’t.  Despite the first part of that statement, I am the latter.  I don’t believe that we all are either all in or all out on most things we so, our spectrum of choices just tilts us in one direction or the other. In the context […]

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Exercise Science vs Best Practices: Where’s the Holy Grail?

Earlier this week, I was researching the topic of “cardiovascular exercise vs high intensity interval training”. I simply wanted to show that old school, long steady distance training had a great deal of benefits for both the performance focused athlete and the casual exerciser. Instead, I found a whole lot of contradictory information. Here’s the problem: I know, as a coach of athletes of all different stripes, that if you […]

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