Does Height Affect Running Speed? Here’s Why It Doesn’t

For many sports, height can have a major impact on your potential success. For example, the average height of NBA basketball players certainly exceeds the average height for men outside of the professional basketball arena. Volleyball players also tend to be quite tall whereas professional jockeys for horse racing are usually shorter people with a … Read more

Heart Rate Training Zones for Runners: Complete Guide

With all of the training methods out there, trying to figure out which one to use, pace training, rate of perceived exertion, or heart rate training, can become overwhelming. What’s the right method? That’s the million-dollar question right there.  As a running coach and ultra-runner, utilizing heart rate data for both myself and my clients … Read more

Does Training In Carbon Plated Shoes Increase Your Injury Risk?

Carbon plated shoes have been at the forefront of the running community ever since marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge first attempted his sub-two-hour marathon in 2017 in a pair of the famed “super shoes.” Since then, recreational runners, semi-professionals, and professionals have all flocked to get a piece of the marginal gains pie, with the large shoe companies … Read more

Running Heart Rate Guide + How To Calculate Your Heart Rate Zones

As a certified running coach, I use various run training methods with my athletes, such as RPE (your rate of perceived exertion), specific paces in minutes per kilometer or mile (calculated after a speed test like a 3k or 5k), power, or heart rate. Each method has pros and cons, and choosing which to use … Read more

The Bruce Protocol Treadmill Test: How To Estimate Your VO2 Max

There are various metrics that can be useful for providing information about your health and fitness. Examples include your resting heart rate, heart rate recovery, body fat percentage, one-rep max (1RM) for different weightlifting exercises, and your anaerobic threshold. For endurance athletes, particularly, your VO2 max is a helpful indicator of your aerobic fitness. While … Read more

What’s A Good Vertical Oscillation Running? + 5 Tips To Improve Yours

Vertical oscillation running is an aspect of the running stride and your running technique that can affect your running gait efficiency and speed. But, what is vertical oscillation when running? What is a good vertical oscillation running? How can you improve your running vertical oscillation? In this article, we will discuss what vertical oscillation with … Read more

Does Athletic Greens Work? The Evidence -Or Lack Thereof – For Greens Powders

It often seems like every other podcast, Instagram ad in your feed, and banner ad on the side of a webpage has a spot for some sort of greens powder. From Athletic Greens to Bloom, we seem to be flooded with calls to action to buy a do-it-all elixir in the form of some magical … Read more

Ground Contact Time For Runners Explained + 3 Tips To Improve Yours

Your ground contact time running is a metric that measures the length of time of the “stance phase“ of the gait cycle, which is the weight-bearing portion of the running stride. But what is ground contact time balance when running? What is a good ground contact time running? How can you decrease your running ground … Read more

Cardiorespiratory Endurance Explained + 20 Ways To Improve Yours

If you are an endurance athlete, such as a marathon runner, a long-distance cyclist, or a long-course triathlon, you are likely aware that there are many different approaches to training to improve your cardiovascular endurance for your sport. But, what is cardiorespiratory endurance, and why is it so important? What about the best cardiorespiratory endurance … Read more

Pulled Muscle? Here Are The Symptoms + 6 Recovery Tips

It’s happened to most of us: your workout is going really well, and then all of a sudden, you feel a sharp pain in your muscle, almost like a cramp, and realize you’ve pulled a muscle. Or, perhaps everything seemed copacetic during your workout, but in the hours afterward, it begins to become evident that … Read more