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
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
When it comes to maintaining healthy body composition and reduced visceral fat, even 10 kilometers a week has a life altering effect, researchers discovered
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
Check out reference tables of VO2 Max percentiles to find out what’s a good VO2 Max for men and women broken down by age groups
Blood Flow Restriction Training may have caught your eye because it looks like it might be a terrible idea for your health. But is it actually a brilliant biohack for runners?
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
Meet your new favorite running metric: POWER.
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
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
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
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
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
Generally speaking, the heart rate of athletes at rest is lower than the average resting heart of adults. But why do athletes have a lower resting heart rate, and what is the typical heart rate of athletes at rest? Is it good or bad if the average athlete resting heart rate is 40 or 50 … Read more
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