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Beware of "Our Top Spring Running Shoes" Surveys

Bobby Bowden, Famed Florida State football coach for over 30 years Bowden was asked by a reporter about one of his linebackers. When describing that player, Bowden said  “He doesn’t know the meaning of the word ‘fear.’ In fact, I just saw his grades and he doesn’t know the meaning of a lot of words.”  __...

When You Take Your Coach, PT and Chef to Your Ironman

The Name Game - a great rainy day/snowy day work out.  All you have to do is perform the exercise corresponding to each letter of your first, middle and last names. Rest 15 seconds between letters.  Repeat if you can....or if it's still raining. Good luck! ________________________________________________ To all w...

Supplements, Good or a Good Waste of Money?

As Women Age, They Naturally Lose Height The etiology of postmenopausal height loss is not well understood. Height loss among women probably begins in midlife. The Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging, which performed serial measurements of height over 9 years in a cohort of men and women, documented that height loss begins at approximately age...

Max Heart Rate and Performance

  I received a couple of interesting questions about max heart rate (HRmax) this week... Question: Does declining max HR with age affect max performance? First, there is no research I’m aware of on exactly this topic as it relates to aging. So this is my opinion only. Something related we do have research on has to do ...

Healthy Bones at Any Age, Reduce Your Fracture Risk

"We believe that foods labeled as reduced fat are lower in calories, higher in quality, and more natural. (In reality, foods labeled low fat, on average, contain about the same number of calories per serving as foods without that label."                     &am...

Thanks to the Reader, Alcohol-Free January, 2017 Goal Setting

Here We Go Our Alcohol-Free January has begun.  For many of you this will be no problem.  But if last year is any guide, there are a few of us who are a little better friends with Jack Daniels than we may have realized.  To you my hat's off.  Know we're with you! Selling Absence How many calori...

How Important Is Training Volume?

Last week I received an email from an athlete who was concerned about her training for the coming year. She had wisely decided that she needed to include a rest and recovery week every third week. But she was concerned that this would reduce her volume and therefore her race performance. That caused me to look back in my blog archives to see if I had a pos...