ate delivers mental training solutions to overcome the demands faced by elite athletes and other high performers in the military and business.Read More
Podcast: wise athletes
achieving peak performance for older athletes, with an eye for athletic longevity
I have a number of amazing episodes coming up (mental strength, CBD, avoiding glycation/AGEs, PEMF and more) but I haven’t been able to get any of them ready. It’s been too long since I published anything so I thought I’d share an great one from last year done with one of my favorite people, Dr…Read More
Physical intelligence is the brain’s ability to figure out how to perform physical skills better and better. It learns by doing.
But we forget. We lose skills we don’t use. That results in losing basic life skills if we withdraw from life. The more we pull back from activities that might result in injury the less capable we become over time. We have to find a way to stretch ourselves in what we already know or in learning new activities.
Exercise is not enough. We need unpredictable environments. An opponent across the net. An unstable trail. Something that engages the brain in adapting skills to accommodate new information. We retain physical skills and we exercise the brain.Read More
The reason we can feel infrared light is the infrared wavelengths can penetrate through clothing and through our skin and even through bone, down into our muscles and organs. It turns out that our bodies react to this light, as well as to other wavelengths including red light to up-regulate normal bodily functions that lead to healing and performance.Read More
music can positively influence intensity, fat-burning, as well as encouraging overall brain and body benefits. However, it needs to be used intelligently. Best to avoid the stress-induced pounding drums and driving bass lines,While this no-pain, no-gain music can be enjoyable, be careful out there. If you want an aerobic workout to burn more fat and increase energy, listening to intense music can be problematic. Lower, rather than higher, heart rates do that better, and also reduce the risk of injury and even overtraining. Tone things down a bit for a workout that increases fat-burning and carries over to the rest of your day.Read More
A bike is a marvelous extension of the human body. Riding a bike is a like full-body meditation. When you do it right you are immersed in the present….lost in the pleasure of your body working well. That is, as long as your bike doesn’t cause pain. Some people never have problems but others have to struggle to get the right combination of gear, body function, and set up. For those of us in that last category, a good bike fitter is priceless.
So why is good bike fitting so hard to come by? It turns out that it isn’t hard if you know what to look for.
Kevin Schmidt knows bikes, and he knows bodies. He’s a good friend to the cyclist.Read More
You can’t get sunshine in a pill. Vitamin D is not enough. The health effects of UV light are critical to all areas of health. The key is to get enough but not too much.Read More
Bill Clement, the #1 Truth-teller in sport and beyond, is a magnificent guide to finding a path to optimism, to setting goals that lead to satisfaction and reward, to finding joy in using our bodies well. We also talk about the Arc which is an nationwide non-profit organization that deserves your attention and support.Read More
Efficiency in training, in health, and in life comes of finding solutions that solve multiple problems at once. If only there was one thing that improved: athletic performance, recovery from exercise, lower blood pressure, less plaque buildup in arteries, and improved immune function? It is called Nitric Oxide, and you have much less of it now than you did when you were young. The good news is you can get more, and the answer is simple. It isn’t easy, but it is simple.Read More