A Lop-Sided Athlete

February 3, 2014

Nick (Grand Rapids, MI)

I’ve got a question for you that I believe may fall under your expertise… I’ve been trying to workout more regularly to try and go for a goal time, as opposed to goals of finishing. Anyway, I have been noticing, I feel like I am lob-sided or feeling workouts more on my right side than left. Read the rest of this entry »

Losing Weight – Increasing your Metabolism

January 23, 2012

My Hero

Today we are going to talk about the science behind losing weight, specifically we are going to talk about ‘metabolism’.  I am going to try to keep the discussion on a level that we can all understand. I do not speak ‘Science’ well, though I do understand the language. I am better at speaking English.

What is metabolism?

Metabolism is a result of cellular activity. Our bodies are made of millions of cells. These cells eat sugar, fat and/or protein and generate energy. The more our cells eat, the more energy they create. Our goal in losing weight is to increase the metabolism of as many of the cells in our body as we can, thereby increasing our caloric burn (which means, losing weight). The more cells we get burning calories = the greater our total body metabolism = the greater our success in losing weight. Read the rest of this entry »

An Old Guy Working Out: Sprinting v. Jogging (pt. 13)

November 22, 2011

Weight Loss means Exercise – A LOT OF EXERCISE

Do not buy the nonsense that shows up on television about getting washboard abdominals in 10 minutes a day. That is a absurd. If you want to lose weight – aside from reducing your calories, which, is a great place to start – if you want to lose weight, you need to spend a lot of time exercising. Read the rest of this entry »

An Old Guy Running on Signal Mountain, Tennessee (part 12 of the Old Guy sprinting series)

November 11, 2011

Odds & Ends: Why I enjoy Sprinting more than Distance Running

I started interval running (sprinting) over two years ago. One of the things I like best about interval running is that there is almost no trail difficulty that I cannot handle. I run in short bursts – from thirty seconds up to maybe two minutes, then I walk until I am rested enough to run again.

Bruce and Kerry on Signal Mountain

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An Old Guy Working Out: Sprinting v. Jogging (pt. 11)

October 25, 2011

Odds & Ends – Speed and Conditioning with a Sprint (Interval) Running program

I think I have touched on the most important areas related to sprinting, from pain to hydration to how I build my daily routines. There are a few things related to sprinting that might be important if you are considering starting a sprinting program. Getting faster, for instance. Read the rest of this entry »