- Mental Training/Psychology
- and more!
This week is a Q & A and some review/highlights from the 2017 episodes of The Consummate Athlete Podcast.
Great questions from a variety of sports, activities this week – thanks for questions! Submit for Jan 2018 Q&A at www.consummateathlete.com/
The Show is sponsored by: HEALTH IQ
Show Notes and Links mentioned in the Episode:
Connect with Molly and Peter
The Show is sponsored by: Shred-Girls the young adult book series for girls who love bikes (or who will after reading!)
- Peter suggested Exos (formerly core performance) they have books and also programs.
Threshold, Training when Sick, Intervals on Hills
March Q & A – thanks for questions !
Submit questions for April at www.consummateathlete.com
what is my threshold?
Keywords: Travel, Sven Nys, Gaining Weight, strength and Off-Season
Today’s episode is a Reader/Listener Question and Answer (Q & A ) Episode.
We talk about our challenges over the last month of training, the core-routine we are each doing (and Peter is using with his clients) . We discuss a Sven Nys quote on embracing your sport and how this can help the Consummate Athlete. One of our readers has been sick and inquires about gaining weight, which let us discuss some tactics for losing/gaining that have worked for us, in research and/or for clients.
NOTES OCTOBER Q & A
- give it time, body will return to ‘normal’ (ease into training)
- protein / calories in general need to come up but consider IN vs. OUT
- backing off training ie walking not running
- Liquid calories (dairy, peanut butter , white rice as easy to eat lots)
- watch starting with low cal / high nutrient density foods (ie. salad opener limits overall calories for some)
- Molly references milk (whole milk) beneficial for DOMS from study HERE
- fartlek is the easiest way to start
- run/walk (not just for beginners)
- break normal route into chunks
- track – run straits, walk corners
- find a track workout or hill workout nearby
- find hills
- should year round
- offseason good to start
- infographics on performance benefits of strength
- don’t stop
- consider limiters and work on in a ‘prep phase’ versus being slothful for months
- rest, asses, progress – see Peter’s Newsletter on this topic