It’s been over a year since words have appeared on this blog. To put it simply, I am stubborn. I have been poked and prodded to write by friends, colleagues, and my wife. Don’t get me wrong it’s not because she or everyone enjoys my writing. In fact my wife when...
In Track and Field most coaches are familiar with extensive tempo workouts. The coaching of Charlie Francis made this type of prescription very common in the training design of sprinters.
As a student of Track and Field for years it has been interesting to listen to the pro’s and cons; one side citing the benefits of extensive tempo while the other side’s exposing the pitfalls. If you are a coach reading this post you may have already made your decision on which side you stand. read more
What pisses me off about nutrition is an over reliance on equations and numbers (and macros)?
For instance, we have the Mifflin St. Jeor and the Harris Benedict equation, WHO standards, or calculating caloric intake off lean body mass. There are a lot of ways to calculate how many calories you need to eat to supposedly stay where you are or lose/gain weight. You will need to calculate tons of fun acronyms in the process: RER, FFM, TEF, BMR, etc. You know - Math. Yet, the very first problem is that these equations are just estimations, very rough estimations. It will depend on the paper you read, but in a recent review of 29 of these equations by AJCN the best are a little more than 20% off at estimating Resting Energy Expenditure. Then you get into what the body does in response to certain foods, exercise, the validity of the gold standard used, and the snowball grows. read more
Sometimes my inspiration to write comes from very odd places, for instance the above bathroom sign. A visionary savings of your tax dollars at work on the UT campus or a sneaky joke at the reversal of gender roles and omnipresent endocrine disruption? read more
Over the past decade I have looked at thousands upon thousands of dietary recalls or diaries and I can count the number of goody two shoes humans who have eaten enough vegetables on one hand. Davis and I are always looking for the simple side of complexity and to me after we get the dietary wheels on the car, it all comes down to snacking. read more
This month’s Talk Nerdy To Me pans out at the systems that we commonly need to optimize in order to perform at our highest level. Keep in mind that many of the items discussed could be Talk Nerdy To Me vids in and of themselves. However, this video is meant to provide you with a bird’s eye view of how we support our athletes with much more than just exercise. read more
His name is Pete. I met Pete back in 2005. Or it might have been the late 90’s. Hard to remember back that far…college was a bit of a blur.
He’s one of those types that comes in and out of your life, usually showing up when you least expect it. Sometimes he outlasts his welcome. Other times, it’s a quick pop in visit. And just like that, he is gone.
You see, Pete is the loving name I have given to my parasite. Makes it more personal. Some clinical types probably would call it visualization. Just my morbid sense of humor I suppose. Whatever. read more
This is the start of the Talk Nerdy To Me series. These talks will be about 20 minutes in duration. The goal is to simplify complex and/or tabooed subjects. We will release one a month by myself or one of our many esteemed colleagues throughout the country. Without...
When we first started Train Adapt Evolve we did everything for free. It was a stellar business model. We started by giving out Omegawave mobile monitors to friends or athletes curious about the technology for free. I will admit, this was also for selfish reasons. I...
Back to writing. 🙂 As I was walking out of the first day of the Optimizing Athleticism Seminar, Dr. Culleton asked me, “That was phenomenal, what do you think the audience took from that?” I had been contemplating the same thought as the day progressed. The audience...