Posts Tagged ‘periodization’

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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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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Deload to Reload: Making the Most out of Feeling Tired

On this blog, I’ve always harped on the notion that sometimes, too much is too much, and that less could be more. I am a firm believer that full recovery is just as important as training hard to make progress in the gym, and just last week, we discussed tapering for a powerlifting meet. Clearly,…

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The 3 P’s of Why People Get Hurt in the Gym: Part III

If you missed Parts I and II of this series, be sure to catch up here: Programming and Periodization. In the first two installments of this series, we discussed why improper programming and periodization can actually hurt you. Last but not least, here is the third of three reasons why people get hurt in the gym: preparation.…

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The 3 P’s of Why People Get Hurt in the Gym: Part II

If you missed Part I of this series, be sure to catch up here: Programming. Welcome back to this series on The 3 P’s of Why People Get Hurt in the Gym. In part 1, we discussed why improper programming, and specifically exercise selection, can cause pain. Exercise selection is part of a larger concept…

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