Aug 23 2016

The Peak Is Only As Strong As The Base.

Just as max strength lays the foundation for special strength development, the aerobic system, once developed, does the same for the anerobic lactic and the anaerobic alactic energy systems making them far more efficient.

The highest peaks display the most developed and strongest foundations.

First things first.

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Sep 8 2015

This WILL Make or Break You………..

Recovery that is.

Recovery should be the first thing planned into ANY program. Think parasympathetic activities ( stretching, rocking, rolling, crawling,, walking meditation, ice baths, etc..

Lack of recovery will send you to a catabolic hard crash, to the point it can take weeks even months to fully recover from. Whereas planning it will allow you to rebound nice, come back fresh, kicking ass, breaking PR’s.

Use a Hi/Low model of planning your weekly training. Max effort lift Monday,or sprints, Tempo runs or cycling on Tuesday, (Low)

Anything activity above 75% max intensity is considered a high cnc training stressor. That is your gauge in planning your workouts.

You get better when you recover, so, recover/regenerate, don’t pan to simply destroy…

Please comment with any questions.

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Nov 11 2014

How To Evolve As A Coach & Trainer.

I just spent the last two days learning from coaches who have been in the trenches training athletes for years. I cannot express enough how much I enjoy and appreciate that rich truth of training. These coaches were not info marketers wearing the mask of coaches, their personal stories of their coaching journey/evolution and lessons learned/mistakes made along the way was genuine, what I resonate with, because it is the truth, some gurus portray themselves as gods, as if they have never made mistakes, and are immune to them, above them.

One presenter who’s real world experience is vast compared to today’s internet only coaches talk about working on his FIRST book, yet there are school teachers and people who have worked jobs in a cubicle for years writing books on the secrets of training. Who have no case histories nor the integrity to collect data/results in the gym for several years to display concrete proof before writing about it or creating a product, so they regurgitate methodology, repackage it and sell it.

I have recently deleted such coaches from my friends list for lack of professional respect. You have gym owners who have no clue about training, who don’t go to seminars, don’t care too, yet front as coaches and being professional. Giving shake and bake, cut & paste program design

Reading books is one thing, but to speak with the authors of some and ask them questions is another, to speak with presenters and pick their brains more after the lecture is gold.

I value the strength/conditioning friends I enjoy talking and am good friends with because they are just as proactive and discuss what they are doing with what they have learned at a conference, seminar, or book in the gym, their goals of athletic development, creating champions and who suggest courses, conferences, and books to me as well.

You become like those who you surround yourself with, seek the real coaches, learn from their real life lessons, their humility of the process, let the suckers who are born every minute deal with the info marketers whom have never created any successful sustained proof of their competence training athletes, yet who claim to possess the secrets of training. LOL………

Oct 21 2014

Lifestyle-Health-Vitality-Workout Tip.

You know it’s been 2 months now since I have eliminated my afternoon coffee and my cravings for it period have ceased.

I drink several cups of organic coffee in the morning and that’s it but what really pleases me is that I don’t need anymore after my last cup where before I would keep going.

I would always have a cup of coffee near me in the afternoon, and this caused me to be in a severe sympathetic dominate state. I would feel tight and stiff all the time, I have ceased foam rolling a lot (I will still use it on determined need) with rocking, rolling, and crawling movements, moving more period.

This has me feeling SO much better. I’m more fluid in movement and clear in mind from adding these movement patterns and kicking afternoon excessive (5-7 cups) of coffee. My core is firing harder and is more developed from the decreased cortisol levels

I used to foam roll everyday during the week. Because I was in that severe catabolic sympathetic dominant state from excessive coffee intake, which impaired my quality of sleep, which impaired my hormonal recovery, my physcogenic recovery, which had me feeling tired a lot, feeling burned out which made me feel quality and that made me feel even worse, cloudiness of mind and procrastination present, while moving stiff and tight.

There are people on medication for these very symptoms! Medication scratches the itch. Lifestyle changes are permanent.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is very true.

So what can you change or eliminate to move you forward faster?

It all flows from lifestyle habits.

Feeling is believing….