Feel Better… Live Longer

Maybe you're already a senior or older adult runner, biker, or swimmer and just want to "get faster" or "make podium";....or simply get in shape to improve your lifestyle and look and feel better...maybe you'll start slowly like you've planned…? Give me a holler (I'm in the neighborhood), Certified Fitness Trainer and USAT Triathlon Coach. Sometimes seniors … Continue Reading

Getting Fit After 50

SIZE MATTERS IN TRIATHLON AND FITNESS TRAINING

Referring to brain size. As you exercise more, various parts of your brain actually grow, sizewise, and including increased ability to perform their function(s). (from an extremely well referenced ISSA article by Alexander Van Houten) Take, for instance, the cerebellum; only about ten percent of the brain, yet contains more than half of all the brain … Continue Reading

FIVE TYPES OF TRAINING FOR TRIATHLON

Depending on your individual needs I will spend more time on one area than another when first you start to train for an endurance sport. Whether Endurance (increasing your oxygen capabilities), Speed (I mean burst speed, here), Strength Training, Flexibility, and Balance; and not necessarily in that order, but close, and may vary for the … Continue Reading

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SIZE MATTERS IN TRIATHLON AND FITNESS TRAINING

Referring to brain size. As you exercise more, various parts of your brain actually grow, sizewise, and including increased ability to perform their function(s). (from an extremely well referenced ISSA article by Alexander Van Houten) Take, for instance, the cerebellum; only about ten percent of the brain, yet contains more than half of all the brain … Continue Reading

FIVE TYPES OF TRAINING FOR TRIATHLON

Depending on your individual needs I will spend more time on one area than another when first you start to train for an endurance sport. Whether Endurance (increasing your oxygen capabilities), Speed (I mean burst speed, here), Strength Training, Flexibility, and Balance; and not necessarily in that order, but close, and may vary for the … Continue Reading

THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS OFF-SEASON TRIATHLON TRAINING!

I said there is no "off season" for triathlon training, although I'm kind of lying. There is a time where your training differs somewhat from what would be "in-season" training which, depending on where you live in the country, might start anytime between February and April, I suppose.   Regular seasonal training usually involves "periodization", … Continue Reading

Keep Your Muscles As You Get Older!

You CAN keep and gain muscle mass over 40, and well into your 70s and look like a million bucks!    Straight off the bat, as a shockeroo, from an article in Bicyclelab.com, here are some MRIs of triathletes and a sedentary person's upper legs, a 40 years old triathlete's upper legs , and a 70 year old triathlete...whoa, the sedentary person has not very much … Continue Reading