Successful athletes are tough mentally, because they have trained themselves to be. But it’s not rocket science, and it’s not a mystery as to how you can develop that world-class mental toughness. It starts with honestly determining why you want to be fit and healthy. Then you have to decide on your goals. Then you […]
Given the opportunity, availability and depth of one’s pockets, getting the daily requirements of vitamins and minerals should always come from real food sources. In reality, this is not always the case – and that’s where supplements can help. But making sense of the overwhelming choices of supplements can be a cause for aspirin in […]
Professor Tim Noakes has studied endurance athletes for decades, and he’s also a pioneer in the study of how the ketogenic diet can benefit endurance athletes. This episode is FULL of great information, the kind of information you’ll want to hear over and over, so get ready to listen again and again.
Lack of planning There’s a practical and a psychological part to this. You need to plan your menu and your training. Planning your menu means making sure you have what you’ll need throughout the week, or taking inventory of what you have available and making the most of your ingredients. If you know you’re going […]
In my last article, I shared some information about keto foods that help combat inflammation. With the reduction of inflammation, due to a well-formulated ketogenic diet, you are able to maximize your potential for recovery. But you can also take advantage of the benefits of movement, mobility, and flexibility found in yoga. Yoga is a […]
If you’re going to put yourself through the rigors of physical exercise, you need to know the end game. Otherwise, you’re just wasting time. Knowing your goals is going to make sure you set up your training to maximize the limited time you have, in order to reach the height (and speeds…and weights) that you […]
Every athlete, ketogenic or not, has to deal with fatigue as part of their training. But what if fatigue wasn’t something that resulted from purely physical or mechanical means? What if there was another, more powerful, component? Before I get into that, though, I want to explain the current hypothesis about fatigue and its relationship […]