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Episode 007: 5 Ways to Get More From Your Conditioning Part 1 featuring Alex Tanskey

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In episode seven Alex Tanskey and Jonathan discuss five ways you can get more from your conditioning. In part one we discuss:

  • Why the word “craic” may not transfer very well from Ireland to the US
  • The book “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert Sapolsky and what we can take away from his work in the area of stress and the human body.
  • Exercise as a stress reliever and when it may also be a stress amplifier
  • The difference between the aerobic, alactic and anaerobic/glcolytic energy systems
  • Why the aerobic system is king
  • Resting heart rate  (RHR) and its importance
  • Why you need to monitor your heart rate during conditioning
  • How heart rate and stress levels are inter related
  • The benefits of conditioning at low, moderate and high intensities

Show Notes:

Articles:

  1. Top 10 Takeaways from “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers”
  2. 3 Ways to Get More From Your Conditioning

 

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Top 10 Takeaways from “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers”

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While I was away on vacation in St. Maarten I re-read one of the most encompassing books on stress there is out there. Reading about stress on vacation……..there’s a joke in there somewhere. Robert Sapolsky’s “Why Zebra’s Don’t Get Ulcers” is a must read and having done so originally around three years ago I decided I wanted to go a little more in depth this time. In between pina colada’s and laying out on a sun soaked beach I took a bunch of notes. I have narrowed it down to a top 10. Continue reading