Training through Menopause

“Menopause” – that word, so infrequently discussed almost as though it needs to be kept hush hush, yet is a significant part of ALL women’s lives. And no it’s not just that we stop menstruating, although many western doctors would tend to lead one to think that’s all it is.  One of my many pet peeves […]

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My Standard

In the last two weeks I’ve fired two relatively new athletes/clients. The reason: no shows. Here’s how it works. I will be here, the lights on, the door unlocked a program written, I have already invested time. I will be ready and willing to work as hard as the individual who walks in the door. I will […]

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Is it Cheating?

Someone asked me “Is it cheating?”, in reference to the style in which they were thinking of leading a climb; my answer was a bit long winded but started with, “It depends on what you claim you did.” In the world of climbing and any other sport where there is not a stop watch or […]

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Active Rest and Recovery

The disease of the United States appears to be not pushing hard enough, unless referring to food in the mouth. However, many athletes, myself included, at times can fall prey to pushing too hard for too long. We end up injured, under performing, and probably cranky. Active Rest is important, no it’s not a good […]

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Video Killed the Radio Star

Some of you may remember that old song by the Buggles, if not Google it. Technology marks progression, we adapt and change however as is apparent in today’s America not all change and adaptation is good. What happened? What happened to people and families going outside? What happened to people enjoying the satisfaction of learning […]

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Respect for your elders

I’m not going off on this one because I’m 45, really it’s just something you realize more and more as you “mature”. There are a lot of athletes who are still going hard in their 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and on; some gave up.  What many may not realize yet, is that it does get harder, […]

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How do I burn fat?

As a trainer I can at times be amazed by the misinformation or misunderstanding of the information in the world about fitness.  This quick little rant is about “loosing body fat” or getting “lean” and the well embraced myth that cardio is the only way to do so. Once again…eat better+ eat less+ do more= […]

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In the Gym January 21st

10:00 warm up + mobility 2 x 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press 3 x 5 wall squat 2 x 30m Tactical Lunge Then: Heavy weighted Step up. Find appropriate weight, Kbs or Dbs held in hands at sides. 5x Step up per leg 5x Pull Up x 5 Rounds Then 5x Chest […]

In the Gym January 17th

10:00 Warm up ski erg/airdyne/row 2 × 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press Work on mobility 3 x 5 Wall squat 3 x 6 Goblet Squats Then: 10x Deadlift 500m ski/row for time (go hard!) 2-3 minute rest (depending on athlete) 3 rounds Then: 20 + 15 + 10reps of each – Push […]

In the Gym January 14th

10:00 Warm up ski erg/airdyne/row Work on mobility 2 × 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press 3 x 5 Wall squat 30m OH Walking Lunge (forward/backward each arm) Then: 30m Weighted Walking Lunge 10x Chest Press 60x Mountain Climbers (total) 5 rounds, minimal rest Then: 10/1 Alternating Ladder Body Rows / Ring Dips […]