Age groupers hitting the wall on training weekdays

When endurance athletes are in training and are applying copious volume and intensity they are going to get tired. There is just no way around it. I have written and spoken on the subject many times. However, I have seen several of my age groupers hitting a wall of fatigue when they reach Thursdays. This usually happens in athletes in … Read More

Ahtletes may loose weight differnetly than the general population

Like any project or managed tasks, one can apply tactics to ensure success or mitigate failure and weight management is no exception. In a recent article at ScienceDaily.com, the author (Joanna Ladzinski) of the study has shown that “Whether you lose or gain weight depends on weekdays”. The author is referring to weight loss cycles and the contributors to the … Read More

Do you smell ammonia after a workout? Here is why

Do you ever have an ammonia smell that you just can’t find after a workout? This phantom smell was driving me crazy!, so I did a little investigation. Before I begin I want to add a small disclaimer. I do not claim to be an expert on this subject. I am not a doctor and have no medical background, nor … Read More

Getting the most out of your visit to a gym

Endurance athletes are the least likely folks to visit a gym. That in itself will be another article but I wanted to start off with how endurance athletes can get the most out of their gym visits. I am a strong proponent of functional strength training for all endurance athletes and this means time spent in a gym lifting weights … Read More

Avoiding illness this season

I hate getting sick! I am pretty sure I am not alone. We endurance athletes are a funny bunch. We are more than willing to hammer for hours on end on the bike, run mile after mile, complete brick after brick and strength train like Olympic weight lifters without a complaint. Inevitably we all push our luck, get sick and … Read More

Q&A with Coach Rob 2.0

I get asked all kinds of questions from those that I coach and those that follow me on twitter and facebook. From time to time I like to take some of the more interesting questions and answer them. So its that time of the year and I have some great questions so let’s get started. Q. I am just getting … Read More