10,000 steps a day: Scientifically sound or marketing hype?
Ever wonder where the 10,000 step-per-day goal originated? The daily activity goal, popularized by Fitbit, the world’s leading producer of wearable activity monitors, has embedded itself into the modern fitness psyche and is...Continue
Five common strength training mistakes that you probably haven't considered
I love that strength training has been gaining in popularity over the past several years. Getting stronger and building lean muscle is a great way to accelerate your metabolism, burn more fat, boost energy, and...Continue
Knowing when to back off
It's November. After an unusually warm October, colder weather has finally settled in, which has brought on a welcomed break from training in the heat. It's been 12 weeks since I first started ramping back...Continue
Exercise is not supposed to be fun
He was clutching his knees and his breath still hadn't returned to normal. But he managed to look up and say to me, "That was absolutely brutal...like...the most awful thing I've ever done....Continue
Understanding fitness plateaus and how to get moving again
Exercise and fitness plateaus can be frustrating. But understanding the root cause of how the body adapts to exercise is the first step to getting back on track....Continue
Training update: Another brick laid
This week wraps up four weeks of very consistent training since my two-week break after the race. Overall, I'm very pleased with the rhythm I've found. Cycling has been a great way to break up...Continue
The weekly preparation questions
A successful week of training depends on more than just the willingness to work. The training session is the easy part. It's all of the things that allow that training session to take place that...Continue
Taking stock of progress
Over the past few weeks it's been nice to train without the looming presence of a race. It's allowed me to relax into a more natural rhythm and respond to my body's signals, rather than...Continue
Training update: A step back
If there's one thing I've learned from a summer of running, it's that you can't force fitness. You can force your behaviours, but fitness has to happen on its own. On July 23rd, I ran...Continue
Low-intensity training for high-intensity sports
Originally published at Breaking muscle. High intensity training gets all the love. And for good reason—it’s tough, it’s time efficient, and it works. Low intensity training is a less appreciated form of...Continue