Podcast 111, Q and A
A listener asks: What do you think about doing a MAF test for a set time? [00:02:18]
As an older athlete who wants to compete, what is the best way maintaining the muscle mass and keeping the heart in good shape? [00:03:18]
What is the difference between FTP training and Maffetone Maximum Aerobic Heart rate model? [00:06:32]
How far out from marathon race day would you recommend the addition of speed, tempo, interval training when MAF is your day to day? [00:10:10]
This obstacle course racer is asking about what he can do to enhance his rest and recovery time. What is the difference between rejuvenating and training during the off-season? [00:13:03]
Brad discusses eating clean and what happens when you decide to partake of a special treat. [00:17:23]
This question is from a cross-country skier: If I am going for a five to seven hour race, should I be working toward skiing that long in a training session and should I keep it aerobic? [00:22:50]
Due to my schedule, I can't run until after 9:00 p.m. is it okay for me to skip eating after these late night runs? [00:26:04]
How do easy workouts contribute to your fitness? [00:30:42]
From a 52 year old female triathlete: She wants to know why it is that she can compete at this elite level but in training, cannot break into a run without the MAF heart rate beeping. [00:37:22]
Do you have to compromise health in any way to run the best you are capable of? [00:42:11]
Maximum aerobic heart rate is the point where maximum benefits occur with minimal anaerobic stimulation that correlates to maximum fat oxidation per minute and it correlates to around 180 minus your age in heartbeats per minute.
Working through the list of recovery tips, the focus of this show is on movement, perhaps the ultimate recovery aid. While the couch beckons after a long workout or an intense session, it’s actually best to walk around in the hours after hard efforts. This requires a significant shift in mindset from the prevailing “lazy athlete” mentality that earns you a hall pass from even basic movement because you are so bad ass at your workouts. In fact, it’s even more important to make efforts to move after strenuous workouts. You’ll know you are succeeding with improved daily movement when you wake up feeling less stiff and creaky.
Host Brad Kearns talks to Chris Kelly of NourishBalanceThrive.com - a comprehensive health and peak performance testing and consultation program for athletes. Chris works in conjunction with Dr. Tommy Wood, a previous podcast guest. They have put over 1,000 athletes through their program, including many Olympic and world level performers. Everyone tested to date has come up with something that was compromising their performance and was addressed and resolved by this full-service testing (blood, urine, stool), consultation and healing (including supplements, and dietary and lifestyle modification). If you are an athlete looking to get the most out of your body, this show is certain to get you thinking about what you can do better. For decades, athletes have gone on a wild goose chase, looking outside the rigid confines of traditional medicine for wellness and healing opportunities. Often, this means witch doctors, questionable supplements, and wasted money. It appears that NourishBalanceThrive.com has put together the best aspects of traditional medical testing and holistic approach, and you can get a sneak preview for yourself by taking their 7 min performance evaluation that you can take for free at their website. Enjoy this show discussing the aspects of peak physical performance that are often overlooked by hard training athletes.
Chris Kelly's experience with poor health and poor medical advise brought him to realize how nutritional supplements can be the best treatment for his ailments. [00:01:10]
Is having these digestive, libido, and malaise sort of problems unusual? [00:06:55]
What Kinds of things are tested for when a person decides to test their system with your organization? [00:09:18]
What are some of the common "red flags" he finds? [00:13:03]
How does the computer analyze the information it receives? [00:16:25]
How much does this program cost? What does one get with signing up? [00:20:40]
If there were one body part that needs the most focus, what would that be? [00:27:08]
Is there any insurance coverage available for this program? What about people who are budget sensitive? [00:31:07]
What kinds of people are taking advantage of this program? [00:33:57]