The core is a perpetual focus in the world of exercise. However, while countless athletes have added core workouts into their training, not everyone knows all the specifics that go into a true core training progression. Part of the issue is that many people only associate the core with their abdominal muscles, when in reality,… Continue reading Building a Functional Core: The Best Exercises for Your Core Training Progression
It’s time to real-talk for a second: sleep is a non-negotiable aspect of life, and nailing down a solid sleep schedule requires deliberacy and dedication. (Not unlike athletic training, right?) Unfortunately, most people aren’t aware of how to make their sleep more deliberate. And though the answers may feel ambiguous, the reality is quite straightforward:… Continue reading Lifestyle Modifications to Help You Sleep Better
We all know the basic gist of sleep: what it is, what it feels like, and why it’s good. But most of us don’t dig much deeper than that baseline knowledge. Which is exactly what we’re here to remedy! In this second installment of our sleep series, we’re diving into the different phases of sleep.… Continue reading Sleep Phases and the Architecture of a Good Night’s Sleep
Lots of training mantras emphasize the necessity of hard work and consistently setting time aside to train, practice, lift, and so on… And that’s certainly true, to an extent. Deliberate and effortful practice is imperative for improving performance, regardless of the activity of choice — but it’s not the only facet to well-rounded training, either.… Continue reading The Impact of Sleep on Sports Training and Performance
We all know that, to get better at running, you’ve got to run. Getting enough practice is already half the battle, and the rest of the fight boils down to making sure you’re practicing the right way to achieve the pinnacle of your performance. And that’s where a lot of people tend to drop off… Continue reading VO2 Max vs. Running Economy: Which Matters More for Running Success?