Christian Sheridan

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I Doubled How Much Exercise and Protein I Got For a Month to Lose Weight Quick (Here's How it Felt)

Dieting isn't supposed to be easy. Mine wasn't. But it worked and it motivated me to never have to do it again.<p>In a word: it made me feel very sloooow.<p>But it worked. The idea was to lose about a pound each week over four weeks to jump-start my training for a high-altitude trail marathon later in …

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

Technique Thursday: A Non-Scientific List of Ideas for Improving Your Bike Handling This Offseason

Most of us gape in awe when we see Mathieu van der Poel unleashing his myriad bike handling skills or watch Ellen Noble defy gravity …

Follow these 5 tips for overcoming fear on your bike

Sports performance mentor Gary Grinham tells you how to overcome the fear of failure and get to the next level in your performance.<p>Is there a …

The Best Daily Glute Exercises For Injury Prevention

So much running power is generated from the glutes. A strong backside can prevent most common running injuries–but are you training yours for maximum …

Workouts

The Latest Books on Running (and Endurance) Science

These worthwhile new titles offer information, inspiration, education, and more.<p>I usually post a list of interesting endurance-related books once a year or so (here’s one from earlier this year). But with some interesting titles recently hitting the shelves, I think it’s worth a mid-year …

Are Endurance Athletes More Susceptible to Diabetes?

It was a hard bonk during a 16-mile race up New Zealand’s 6,000-foot Avalanche Peak in 2013 that made Felicity Thomas, an undergraduate engineering student at the nearby University of Canterbury, begin thinking about her blood sugar levels. She’d tried to follow the usual sports nutrition advice, …

The Sweat Science Endurance Nerd 2017 Book Preview

Here‘s a first look at some (mostly) forthcoming titles on the science of fitness, health, and endurance.<p>Back in December, I posted my annual of list of book suggestions. The timing of that list is dictated by the fact that lots of people are book shopping before Christmas. One downside, though, is …

Revealed: 12 scientific advances that aim to give pro cyclists the edge

The focus on 'marginal gains' is synonymous with British Cycling's massive success of recent years; it's become a winning approach that general …

How Can I Bulletproof My Mind to Get More Out of My Body?

<i>A:</i><p>In his new book, <i>Ego is the Enemy</i>, Ryan Holiday takes philosophy out of the ivory towers and translates often-dense concepts into actionable insights—things like the “right” way to pursue excellence, and how to cultivate and sustain a high-performance mindset. As its title suggests, the book, out …

Make These Healthy Homemade Sports Drinks

These DIY beverage recipes will energize your runs while saving you hard-earned cash.<p>Somewhere in the past few decades, maybe after we put a man on the moon, it seemed we started to believe that the more engineered something was, the better. Sports drinks got so techy they were barely recognizable …

The Definite Guide To The Pistol Squat

<i>jump to:</i>Lots of people seem to disregard the effectiveness of calisthenics arguing that it’s not good enough for lower body development.However, as I …

Workouts

How a Little Bit of Bad Can Be a Good Thing

Sometimes a little bit of a bad thing can be a good thing. This phenomenon, known as hormesis, is what happens when a chemical agent or environmental factor that is damaging at high doses yields a positive effect when used in smaller quantities. Perhaps the most common example is vaccinations. …

Planning the Perfect Peak

Putting the theory of “periodization” to the test.<p>The most interesting training talk at last month’s Endurance Research Conference at the University of Kent was Stephen Seiler’s—and the good news is that it’s now freely available online. (For what it’s worth, so is my talk from the same conference, …

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Using WKO4 to Understand Your Unique Physiology

Nutritional interventions to augment resistance training-induced skeletal muscle hypertrophy

Introduction<p>Beyond its role in locomotion, skeletal muscle is the largest site of postprandial glucose disposal, a large site of lipid oxidation, and …

Exercise

The Power of Presence

Mental toughness can be viewed as aggression or an unwavering ability to endure or the ability to perform at your best when the stakes are very high. …

Mindfulness

Unlock the Power of Science to Optimise Performance - Evidence based information and advice about sports nutrition and exercise science

Training low has received quite a bit of attention recently. It does not refer to training at low altitude, but it refers to training with low …

5 Ways to Become a Better Athlete Immediately

When it comes to performance enhancement in endurance sports, we’ve all but exhausted traditional methods of physical training. That’s why an increasing number of experts believe that unlocking any remaining gains will come from innovation focused not on the body, but on the brain.<p>One of the …

Fast times: what will it take to run the marathon in under two hours?

Photograph: John Gichigi/Getty Images<p>Former world record holder Paul Tergat (fourth from left) trains at altitude in the Ngong Hills in Kenya, in 2007.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/6/23/1435075574989/379f8518-8a5f-42b2-82a1-8a3614ad4784-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

How to Go Faster on the Bicycle, with three workouts

Maximizing your speed is the outcome of your ability to produce power, the economy of your bicycle, and the efficiency of your bicycle. Ultimately, …

Swimming

4 Key Workouts for Criterium Training

A criterium, or crit, is a fast-paced ever challenging bike race. Most crits are held on a closed circuit and contain multiple turns, short but fast …

Peaks Coaching: Tips for Muddy Racing

<i>By Brig Brandt, PCG Elite Coach</i><p>If you’re a mountain biker, you are very likely to race in the mud if you haven’t already, which can mean equipment …

Improve Your Stability and Mobility With These Simple Exercises

In my previous article on strength training, I discussed how attention to posture during weight training optimizes movement patterns for force …

Training with Depleted Carbohydrate Stores

Study finds performance boost from low-carb interval sessions.<p>The "train low, race high" paradigm has been widely discussed over the past few years. The idea is that you do some training sessions with depleted carbohydrate stores, and this helps teach your body to burn fat more efficiently. Then …