Episode 070: How to Test & Track Your Conditioning

What is the best way to go about testing your conditioning? If you are detrained how do you go about improving your conditioning? Eirinn and Jon discuss different options when it comes to testing, improving and tracking your conditioning. Topics discussed include:

  • Coopers Test
  • Modified coopers test
  • Dynamic energy control
  • Resting heart rate
  • Heart rate recovery
  • Heart rate variability
  • Outcome and process conditioning goals
  • The role of conditioning for a strength/power athlete
  • Conditioning for health

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Episode 062: Benefits of Conditioning & Key Markers featuring Alex Tanskey

What are the health benefits of different types of conditioning? Also, what are some key markers that we can look to as accurate indicators of general health when it comes to your heart? Alex and Jon team up to discuss the reasons behind different types of conditioning they prescribe in their client programs and what markers they look to for deeper insight.

Show Notes

Study: ”Lack of Exercise is a Major Cause of Chronic Diseases”

Study: ”Does Physical Activity Increase Life Expectancy?”

Tweet: “Top 10 Prescribed Medications versus Exercise”

Social Media Links

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Jon Carroll on Instagram: @jon.carroll6

Alex Tanskey on Instagram: @alextanskey

Alex Tanskey is an integrative strength and performance coach based in Raleigh, North Carolina. During this episode of the pillars of health he delves into the correct way to progress your chin ups with Jon. Other topics discussed are listed below. Find this episode description here http://bit.ly/2LLDx6p

  • Creating optimal cardiovascular health
  • How conditioning can help you manage stress
  • The benefits of steady state conditioning days
  • Creating a more efficient heart and why it is important
  • Resting heart rate ranges to be aware of
  • What is heart rate recovery?
  • Optimal heart rate recovery ranges
  • How to balance strength with conditioning
  • Why creating a training balance will benefit your health long term

Show Notes

The Joel Jamieson episode on the Pillars of Health link: http://bit.ly/2LlHanA

Article on Energy Systems: Who, What When? http://bit.ly/2GrtzZh

Article on Testing Your Conditioning: http://bit.ly/2HdNpEH

Social Media Links

The Pillars of Health on Instagram: @thepillars_of_helth_pod

The Pillars of Health on Facebook: @thepillarsofhealthpod

Jon Carroll on Instagram: @jon.carroll6

Jon Carroll on Twitter: @jonner6

Alex Tanksey on Instagram: @alextanskey

Alex Tanskey’s website: alextanskey.com

Joel Jamieson is a best-selling author and one of the world’s foremost authorities on strength, conditioning, and energy systems. His training strategies have been used by thousands of elite performers and top athletes worldwide, including the Navy Seals, UFC champions, and dozens of teams from the NFL, NBA, MLS, NCAA and more. In this episode Jon and Joel discuss what exactly the “Intensity Mindset” is and why it has failed us, how to train to recover and also how “Morpheus” can help with your training and recovery goals. Other topics include:

  • Joel’s biggest ah-ha moment so far in his strength and conditioning career
  • HRV, Recovery and Preparedness
  • The Intensity Mindset
  • The Recovery Debt and how to address it
  • How to train to recover faster
  • What is Morpheus & how to incorporate it into your training
  • How Joel manages the four pillars of health

Show Notes

Article: “All Pain, No Gain: Why the High Intensity Mindset has Failed Us” by Joel Jamieson

Article: “How to Train to Recover Faster than Ever” by Joel Jamieson

Article: “Recovery-Driven Mindset: How to Change Your Mindset and Transform Your Fitness” by Joel Jamieson

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Morpheus link: Train with Morpheus

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