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 047: What’s a Good Stretch, Why Does My Heart Run High & What Else Should I Do? featuring Alex Tanskey and Chris Mullins

The guys tackle some of the more common questions they field in their day to day coaching. What stretch do you recommend? My heart rate just runs high and what else should I do when I’m not working with my coach? Jon is joined by fellow integrative strength coaches Alex Tanskey and Chris Mullins to help him break down some of the questions that continually pop up in conversations with trainees. Some points of note from this episode include.

  • Laxity in a joint
  • Pelvic position and why it matters
  • Stretching both hamstrings and quads
  • Joint capsule range motion
  • Heart rate indicates how hard you are working to complete a task
  • Resting heart rate
  • Heart rate recovery
  • Dynamic energy control
  • Controlling heart rate through breathing
  • Aerobic work for a better life
  • Why walking and hiking are great forms of conditioning
  • Using conditioning to aid your recovery

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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

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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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Conditioning in the mainstream has morphed into an idea of high intensity effort until your energy supply empties out and you are sprawled out on the ground with nothing left in the tank. If every conditioning session goes like this then you need to adjust. Conditioning is a skill and something you should measure to see if you are getting better. In my previous article I discussed which energy system is the most adaptable and will also supply the foundation for most of your improvement. So what exactly can we get better at when it comes to conditioning?

Conditioning is a Skill

1 – Resting Heart Rate

A Danish study linked a high resting heart rate to an increased risk of mortality. Without diving into all the details, lets just say that aiming for a RHR of under 60bpm is a benchmark that is research backed and proven to help increase the amount of time you are on this planet by as much as ten years. The right form of conditioning can help lower your RHR. Continue reading “How to Test & Track Your Conditioning”

Fitness myths are the topic up for discussion in episode eighteen. Jonathan welcomes Alex Tanskey and Chris Mullins back on the show to discuss some common fitness myths that they have come across in their coaching experience. The topics discussed in this episode include:

  • Does lifting weights make you bulky?
  • Is running the best fat loss option?
  • The Thin Complex
  • Does overweight mean unhealthy?

Show Notes:

Study # 1 – Constrained Total Energy Expenditure and Metabolic Adaptation to Physical Activity in Adult Humans

Study # 2 – Increases in Physical Activity Result in Diminishing Increments in Daily Energy Expenditure in Mice

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Weight loss is often a journey of self discovery

As much as marketing campaigns and the media want us to believe that fat loss is achievable with their latest supplement, a hew hype fitness food or some random exercise technique (all my shake weight crew say heyyyyyy). Fat loss is not a simple phenomenon, there are many levels as to what goes into allowing someone to lose not just weight but body fat. We’ve all heard the “you should eat more protein, use high intensity interval training until you puke” advice. On the other hand we can simply embark on a journey of self discovery. This is the least popular answer as it takes time and doesn’t give instant results. Spoiler Alert – Nothing gives instant results. Continue reading “A Fat Loss Journey”

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