Caleb Reimer

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The abdominal trifecta workouts

Let’s assume you’re following a 7% body fat diet by the book, you’re working out hard, intense and with plenty of complex, compound movements. You’re …

Two New Approaches to Strength Training for Runners

The traditional low-weight, high-reps approach to lifting weights may not be the best.<p>Two studies published last month offered interesting takes on strength training for runners. One, from researchers in Chile and Spain, looked at plyometrics (abstract here; RW Newswire story by Scott Douglas …

Better Phys Ed

Not all school programs produce the same health results.<p>My column this week in the <i>Globe and Mail</i> takes a closer look at the study I blogged about last month looking at the impact of school phys ed on health outcomes:<p><i>Give kids more physical-education classes in school, and they’ll be healthier and</i> …

The Third Energy System

There's aerobic and anaerobic... and there's also phosphocreatine.<p>Interesting bit of trivia about energy use during exercise, from a new paper in the <i>European Journal of Applied Physiology</i> by researchers in Portugal. We (i.e. endurance-oriented folks) normally think about two different types of …

So I Went for a Run

Spoiler alert: Things got better. When you're a runner, they always do.<p>I was angry, so I went for a run. And things got better.<p>I was confused, so I went for a run. And things got better.<p>I was exhausted, so I went for a run. And things got better.<p>I was lost, unsure, empty, afraid. Certain that …

Steps to Reducing Postrun Recovery

Training phases should dictate your methods.<p>You’ve pounded the protein shake, shivered in the ice bath,and mastered the art of self-massage. Because you should do everything you can to speed your recovery from today’s run, right? Maybe not. How much recovery work you do depends on how close race …