Archive for October 2017

Unlocking Game-Changing Fitness – When it Matters Most

I love fall. The temperature in air dips down to a pleasant range that isn’t oppressively hot, or stinging cold. Leaves change color, and with every passing day, we get closer to the holiday season and quality time with our friends and families. We’re also in the midst of the World Series at this time…

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Opinion: Let’s Face It, You Hate Running

Hear me out on this one. A lot of people say that they enjoy running, but there is a good chance that all of them actually hate it. Let’s face it, when you’re in the moment, running doesn’t actually feel pleasant. It’s hard to find joy when you’re out on the trail or the road,…

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Dominating at the Deadline: Marathon Prep Part II

Don’t look now, but the New York City Marathon is now less than two weeks away, and by now, I hope that you’re about 95% ready to run it. In a previous blog, we discussed in broad terms what the last month of your training for the marathon should be like, and went briefly into…

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Opinion: Should You Listen to Your Body?

Hitting the gym entails a lot of different factors. We have goals, whether it’s to lose weight, put on muscle, or run a 6-minute mile. They require motivation and drive to elicit the change we’re seeking. This motivation probably comes from some sort of realization; it could’ve been a humbling doctor’s visit or even a…

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The Last Leg of 26.2: What’s Actually Happening?

Let’s envision a hypothetical scenario here. You and a good friend are running the marathon, and both of you have nearly identical athletic and physical qualities. For much of the race, the two of you run in close proximity to one another, and sometimes even side-by-side. It’s only a matter of time before the finish…

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Opinion: The Dark Side of Soccer Success

This week, the US men’s soccer team failed to qualify for the World Cup. Although it is the most popular sport in the world, soccer has to compete against football, baseball, basketball, and hockey here in the US, and the loss represents another hurdle to the development of the sport and its players on a…

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How’s Your Marathon Prep Going?

The New York City Marathon is less than a month away, and now that we’re coming down into the homestretch, it’s a great time to check in and see how your training and preparation for the marathon is going. 26.2 is a fitness goal that has a deadline–the marathon won’t be postponed because you’re not…

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Opinion: Quite Getting So Aroused

Performance, either physical or mental, requires a level of arousal or excitement that matches the task at hand. Whether it’s the last deadlift attempt of a powerlifting meet, a crucial at-bat in baseball that can put your team ahead, or the eleventh hour before a deadline to close a deal at work, you won’t be…

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To Eat, Train, and Live Like a Celebrity, or Not?

A little over a week ago, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady released his first book, The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance. Much has already been written and discussed about this book already, and to say that many people in the health, fitness, and wellness industries are shaking their heads would…

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