Training

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Marathon Training

This is the third year I’ve singed up for the Colfax Marathon, but it will only be the second year I ran it. Two years ago I had every intention on starting my second open marathon, but my stomach had other plans. A nasty intestinal virus kept me from training and led to my first…

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5 Ways to Keep Your Athlete Intrinsically Motivated

An athlete participates in sports for a variety of reasons and their motivation to continue and excel can be extrinsically or intrinsically-based. Athletes who are intrinsically motivated participate in sports for internal reasons, such as the enjoyment of the sport and to improve their skills. Extrinsically-motivated athletes participate in sports for external reasons, such as…

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Looking at the 2018 Season

While I’m still in shock it’s quarter through 2018 already, I have yet to race a triathlon. But I sure do have a lot of races coming up! Eleven to be exact. It’s currently about two weeks out from my first triathlon, IRONMAN 70.3 St. George. I’m excited and nervous at the same time. I’ve…

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Jessica’s Weight Loss Formula

Protein + Fiber – Sugar/Processed Foods = Weight Loss   There are two types of fat around our bellies: visceral fat and subcutaneous fat. The stuff you can squeeze and jiggle is subcutaneous fat. It’s the fat right below your skin. While it’s not exactly harmful to your health, it’s what we see when our…

Excuses are like assholes

You aren’t working out because you don’t want to. It’s just not a priority for you. Own it. We only have 24 hours in a day and we all prioritize them differently. The biggest excuse (and yes, that’s what it is) I hear is: “I don’t have time to workout.” You do. The problem is…

7 Steps to Reach your Goals

Setting S.M.A.R.T.E.R goals. I recently got together with my racing team to set our goals for this upcoming race season. It’s easy to say, “I want to increase my power:weight” or “I want to be faster.” The thing about goals is that if you set broad ones, you’ll get broad results. You won’t know if…

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Functional Strength Training for Cyclists

Simply put, functional strength training is strength training exercises that are useful. You’re not going to build glam muscles with functional strength training. Instead, you’re building strength to excel in your sport – in our case, cycling. Sure, you’ll look good too.   Major Muscles Used in Cycling The major muscles used in cycling are…

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WTF: Hydrogenated Oils

It all started when I jumped on the scale solely for the purpose to learn how to use the body composition analysis scale at the gym where I train clients. I knew I wasn’t 12% body fat, but when the scale said I was 28.4% body fat, I damn near fell over from shock. I…

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