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Workout on the road

Working out on the road can be a challenge. Here is a trick I use. Feel free to sub out things for whatever you may be able to find. We are going to do a combo workouts. use any cardio equipment for 15 min at any effort you feel like. try to be in zone 2-3 if you can. then 3 x as many pushups as you can (up to 20) 3 x 10 hamstring curls on the ball ...

Catch up in 2017! Heel update

I know that I was giving updates to my heels and I wanted to do a good job of letting others know what the scoop is incase they too were thinking about having the achilles Haglund's deformity surgery. Couple things I will say right away. 1. they suggested I put a few months between the two surgeries as I needed both sides done. I did not want to do that...

Time To Eat! 

This is the time of year that you need to have that dialed in. I bring this up because I am starting to train a bit again, but unlike past years, I simply do not have the time to train as I have so many other things going on. After being skeptical to follow the advice of my wife’s ;), I finally went all in on her nutrition plan for athletes. Its super sim...

Recovery update - GETTING BACK!

I’m finally feeling like I am at the end of recovery (almost). I’m able to run on the alter G now with fairly normal speed up to 80 percent un weighted. Ironically the Achilles on either side isn’t eh part of my legs that gets the most tired or sore, so I take that as a good sign. I am able to bike almost normally. What is hard is the standing and n...

One reason for a bad race

Look let’s be honest. Call it what you want, but it SUCKS when you have had a BAD RACE . Nobody plans for or hopes for that outcome. I wanted to share some of my thoughts on one of the main reasons it happens and how to avoid it . The most heard story in an Ironman debacle story is a nutrition one, or lack thereof. Here is what I think mos...

Update

I have been bad keeping this updated but honestly it’s because things have moved slowly, or maybe they haven’t, it just seems that way when it’s all you seem to think about every day. I did want to catch you all up though on where I am with the heels so if anyone wants to know for themselves. - I had a lot f ups and downs over the past ...

Update - sorry its been awhile.

I haven’t written a blog with an update for some time for a few reasons. In an attempt at full disclosure here are the reasons: 1. I’ve been super busy. I’ve really poured myself into some new clients this summer and it is exciting to see them having awesome results. 2. I’m not trying as much but I am doing a TON of PT. I try t...

We have some exciting news!

Training Bible is the backbone of the company. The book will be released in its 4 th Edition this fall! As we continue to grow with new books, knowledge base, and experience, we have decided to rename some of our offerings to allow us to represent all of them. We are very excited! Nothing will change for this season. We are still team...

A toast to Ben Kanute!

Ben, you did not earn your spot on the Olympic Team last night. Yes, you received your spot last night, but you made the team with all your years of hard work and amazing team of people around you. It’s impossible to say when it started exactly, perhaps with the Geneva River Rats even! Keith Dickson pouring his heart and resources int...

Getting through things

One week after my second surgery and here I sit on the couch. I knew when I set out on this journey this would be the worst week, and it has been. Don’t get me wrong, my spirits OK. I’m just as out of shape as I have been literally in 15 years, and as immobile as I think I have ever been in my life. Add to that it’s my right foot right now and I cannot dri...

Here we go again… We got this.

Here is a recap of how it has gone so far It should be noted- I did a lot of research on the subject. I had previously tried PRP as well as low shockwave therapy. Both did help reduce the pain initially but I could tell I was quickly on my way back to a lot of pain. I had a structural issue in my heels that needed to be removed in my case. I am the t...

20 days post surgery

Spirits are stable and mainly up So here I sit. All in all, my spirits have been pretty even and generally up. I had my post operation visit with the doctors. They said everything seemed to be healing quite well. In fact, I think that worked against me because where my sutures were in, my body was starting to get pissed off to have to deal with them....

2 weeks after surgery

I was able to go off the pain meds after about 3 days. They gave me some powerful stuff, and some not so powerful stuff. I never used the big boy stuff, had a few restless nights but all in all seem to be fine. My foot swells a bit when I am up and about a lot. That makes it uncomfortable but the stiches seem to be healing quite nicely and Tanya, is...

3 days post Opt

Once I decided to have the surgery I needed to figure out where and when and who. Dr. Paul Bishop as an amazing podiatrist who I have been using and I initially scheduled my surgery with him and felt very good about the decision. As Paul and I are such good friends, he refused to do my surgery if I didn’t talk to someone else for a second opinion firs...

Surgery (Achilles Tendonosis / Haglunds deformity)

I had surgery today. I realize that this may be a thing a lot of people have gone through, but I haven’t. I have been racing competitively for over a decade in triathlon. Been participating in the sport for more than 25 years, have always played other sports growing up and other then a very minor broken bone in my hand once and my foot on anoth...

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Just an example of the topics we have in our AMP forum I was wondering if anyone out there has any tips or experience with dropping weight while race training. By way of background... I am 38 years old, 6 foot 4 inches and at 225lbs right now. I have dropped 10 in the last month but was hoping to get down to around 200. My diet is actually not bad a...

Have you done what you NEED to do so you can do what you WANT to do?

This time of year it can be a wonder if how you feel in training is actually going to translate to better results this season. Most people train in doors through the winter months and do not get a chance to test themselves against their competition, or the clock in a race like situation. I remember going into most of my early season races. I would b...

Getting the right results can be key

Wanted to take a min to show you what some of the tweaks you can make in training can do to effect results. This is an athlete that is performing at a high level in both bike and run but the principals could be applied for many levels. Too often athletes train every zone too hard. It’s easy to understand the reason and logic behind why they do that....

Setting up your training

When planning for your season, we talk about working backwards. I think too often athletes put themselves into programs that fit into their current abilities. That could mean the things they like to do, or it could mean they live in a cold environment and it’s what is most available to them i.e. indoor trainer versus outside. Its complete understand...

consultations coming in!

Our Amp program is growing every day, its so exciting to see athletes really starting to take advantage of the included resources! Here is an example of one of the athletes and what types of questions and feedback we help them with, included in the 59.00 a month price - TBC, I'm 36, I've been "dabbling" in triathlon since 2007. My overall goal is conti...