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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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Episode 001: Stress Management featuring Alex Tanskey and Chris Mullins

In the first episode of “The Pillars of Health” Jonathan is joined by his colleagues from the Training Room, Alex Tanskey and Chris Mullins to discuss stress and how to go about managing it. Over the course of the podcast the guys go into what factors cause stress in our lives, how to combat stress through different modalities of training and also how to measure stress. Hope you guys enjoy!

Intro and outro music provided by DJ TLM.

Breathing, Miscellanous

Are you Stressed Out?

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A Tribe Called Quest put it best in their song “Stressed Out” with the lyrics, “I really know how it feels to be stressed out, stressed out”. We all know that feeling. Traffic is crazy or someone does something to set you off and before you know it your heart is racing, your breathing becomes short and rapid and your mind is racing. This is not a something we want to repeat over a lengthy time period. Unfortunately a lot of the population walk around everyday in a state of “fight or flight”. Their stress response has become a conditioned state of everyday normality. Short term is fine, a conditioned chronic use of your stress response is where you may be in deep trouble. Continue reading

Hormones, Self Improvement

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

Week in Review

Tweets in Review

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Breathing has made huge waves in strength and conditioning in a relatively short space of time. Trying to trace it back to the pioneers of breathing correctly, I came across an unlikely hero. One Robbie Fowler. Those things on his nose actually had a function. Do they work to make breathing more efficient through the nostrils? I think everyone has an opinion on that but he was making an attempt to breathe right back in the nineties. (Yes I did but those breathing strips and pretend I was Fowler playing football in my back yard). This weeks top tweets include a look at……. Continue reading