Metabolic Fitness & Eating for It

METABOLIC FITNESS Avoid the numbers on your bathroom scale and pay attention, instead, to the numbers that mean the most: your cholesterol, your blood pressure and your insulin sensitivity. Those numbers reflect metabolic fitness. Metabolism includes all of your body’s energy activities, the chemical reactions and processes that occur every second of your life to…

You Can Be Fat AND Fit

You Can Be Fat AND Fit   ARE YOU A GREYHOUND OR A ST. BERNARD? If you have always been a little fat, yet you’ve cared for the three basic aspects of your health – physical, emotional/mental, and metabolic – then consider your specific biological makeup, your inherited genetics, and your individual physiology. Our genetic…

Branch 5: Racing

Racing is a very tenacious branch. It’s as much psychological as it is physical. The demands are arduous because it requires constant testing, usually against other athletes as well as against your own goals and that great truth-teller – the clock. It requires constant recuperation and resting, too. I’ve been asked more times than I can…

Branch 2: Strength Branch

It’s time to add that all-important exercise stimulus: resistance training. Following many of the same principles that weight lifters use, athletes stimulate muscle power by applying appropriate resistance stimuli to the specific activity they are training for. That is, it is known that if you “overload” the specific muscle by repeatedly asking it to work…