What is Base Training? Hint: It’s Not What You Think

What is Base Training? Among endurance athletes, base training is synonymous with early-season training at a low intensity that increases in volume with the purpose of building one’s aerobic fitness. While this is often the correct programming strategy, in many cases, it may not be the right strategy. But why? What’s In The Name? As […]

GUIDE: Strength Training for Endurance Athletes

The History Ahh yes, strength training – the nemesis of any endurance athlete… or at least that is what we are often led to believe. For starters, despite being debunked many many years ago, the myth that lifting a weight or doing a lunge will automatically add pounds of muscle still persists to this day. […]

Be Careful Who You Listen To

“A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing.” I’m sure that many of you have heard this quote before and from my experience, it’s 100% spot on. Now, while not everyone that gains a little bit of knowledge in a particular area will try to come across as Einstein, there are certainly quite a […]

Lactic Acid vs. Lactate: What’s The Difference?

If you’ve been involved with endurance sports for even a short amount of time, you have no doubt heard or read that the ever so fun muscle burn that you experience is caused by a thing called ‘lactic acid.’ This obviously must be correct as so many sources cite lactic acid as the nemesis of […]

10 Things To Consider When Starting a Coaching Business With Limited Capital

Starting any sort of business is hard – whether it be a small coaching business or Amazon.com, it ain’t easy! While there are more than 10 things to consider when starting a coaching business with limited capital, this blog will cover the top 10. While there are unlimited problems and issues that arise when starting […]

The Science of the Warm-Up

Whether it was your 5th grade soccer coach, your college track coach, or your running group buddies; if you’ve been participating in sports of any kind, you’ve likely heard the phrase, “You gotta warm up!” While this is a common understanding, the science of the warm up is less understood. While the general rationale for […]

The Most Common Training Mistake

As a long time coach and endurance sport athlete, I’ve seen many training mistakes. However, I’ve witnessed the most common training mistake in most all athletes that I’ve coached… and in full disclosure, I’ve been guilty of it as well! There are quite a few mistakes that endurance athletes make during the training process; however, […]

Your Coaching Business Flywheel

Have you ever ridden a spin bike? If you have, you know that it’s pretty hard to get the wheel (flywheel) going due to its weight – usually between 30-45 lbs. However, once that sucker is moving, it’s damn near impossible to stop! While I could posit on this topic as it relates to why […]

10 Reasons Why You Need the UESCA Endurance Sports Nutrition Certification

United Endurance Sports Coaching Academy (UESCA) is creating the first-ever nutrition certification focused on endurance sports. We are creating this certification in partnership with Bob Seebohar, RD, MS – of the top dietitians focused on endurance sports. UESCA is thrilled to produce this certification; not only because of the comprehensive nature of it, but also […]

Your Goal Race Must Have Meaning

As we progress through February and with many COVID-based restrictions easing across the country and around the world, this is likely the time that many endurance athletes are plotting their races for the 2022 season and beyond. During this process of plotting races, one important question an athlete must ask themself is, “Does my goal […]