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Grit

So, you want to become a powerlifter. Not just any powerlifter, but an elite, best-of-the-best kind of powerlifter. Well, my friend, you better have grit or it isn’t going to happen. You can have the best genetics, nutrition, program, and drugs, but if you don’t have grit, you won’t make it. What is grit? Grit…

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Fat and Fit?

Written by: Kelly Bruno, MD Can an individual be overweight or “obese” and still be considered healthy? I’m not usually one to take a hard stance on a topic, especially when it might be an unpopular position, but there are occasions when it’s worth it. This is one of those times. This is a topic…

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Ironman Lake Placid 2017 Q&A

In this video blog, I answer a few questions about my taper towards Lake Placid Ironman. Check it out and follow the race live on Ironmanlive.com.

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Alex Fucks Up

By the time I’d gone a mile back up the trail, I had been in the heat for too long. Dehydrated from travel and altitude (Tusayan is at 6600 feet, and I’m a bloody sea level flatlander), lulled into a false sense of security by the lack of sweat (Training in North Carolina, humidity around 70% makes you VERY aware when it’s hot, and you hydrate accordingly), and having taken in far less food and electrolytes than usual, my body was already well into the red. I felt good, but that didn’t mean systems weren’t teetering on disaster.

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Refining Your Auto-Regulation: From Big To Small

Written By: Peter Baker In the last piece, I talked about how to train for specific events should you find yourself competing in contests that require multiple events. If you recall, when something wasn’t right for you to do, you’d use your body’s biofeedback to assess your training protocol. However, what happens if all your…

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