The downside of smoothies

Hear what Robert Lustig has to say about smoothies,
Smoothies is actually not that healthy.

Mental toughness

To be mentaly strong requires training, just like physical and technical training.

This book may suite you who struggle with mental training technique. And want to come in right tracks with it.

 

Regardless of your activity, position, or skill level…you cannot achieve peak performance unless you have complete and consistent control of your mind. Mental toughness is often the sole difference between winning and losing in sports, business, and personal health.  Follow the link in the picture for more information:

Floating fitness

Perfect example of balance and stabilisation.

At sea or in your own pool

Who want one?

Requirement profile for OCR

When we run an obstacle course, it is necessary to know which parameters are required in order for us to do better next time (provided we want to). There are several variables to keep in mind if we want to perform optimally, we call this “requirement profile”

Having the right mindset is relevant to training in general, not just to running obstacle courses.

Most participants seem to prefer an obstacle course with a length varying between three to eight miles (4,8 km – 12,8 km), although there are some courses long enough to equal half a marathon with some actually being the full length of one. It is paramount to figure out how long an obstacle course should be to best suit you individually, and to focus on that.

We are all beginners at some point and it is important to know that it is nothing to be ashamed of.
Quite the opposite, in fact: it is a big deal, taking the plunge, and something to be proud of.
If you are a beginner it is obviously better for you to start with shorter runs. As you progress through your training you will become better acquainted with your muscles fibers. Eventually you will be able to use that knowledge to your advantage, allowing you to plan ahead how to sprint or to set a higher overall pace for the entire race.

Ask yourself: when I am training or competing, what are my goals? Your workout should reflect a fun and achievable end-game while using the proper tools as you approach them.

We are all born with different amounts of the various muscle cell types. If you have more muscle cells like type II and IIx you can run faster and are more like a sprinter and a shorter run would be more beneficial. If you have more of type I, you are better at a longer stretch (you can read more about this in our book). Women generally have more type I muscle cells than men, but even here it varies between individuals. Most people that train regularly have an inkling of what distance works best for them.
It is a good idea to figure out what type of muscle cells you have if you haven’t already thought about it. However, if you only recently made the decision to start training it is more important to do something you enjoy rather than delving into the specifics.
To get the exact composition of your muscle cells you need to do a muscle biopsy. Each muscle needs to be tested individually and it is frankly very painful. Unfortunately, there is really no other way to determine what type of muscle fibers you are made of.
A muscle biopsy is not for everyone, nor is it necessarily something you have to do, but it may be interesting to know that these variations exist. More importantly, it is quite helpful to know that your muscles are likely better suited to a certain type of training.

For OCR your running performance is not the only parameter that determines your overall performance. It is a full body competition and you need to have a good combination of both strength and endurance.

Which are the most demanding exercises that you need to do in order to come as prepared as possible?

To perform as well as possible you need to be aware of certain factors. Primarily, you need to know your max heart rate, your fitness level (VO2max) and you lactate threshold. You can read more about those tests in the “Tests” section of our webpage: www.functionalbasics.com/tests

In your workouts, you need to alternate between strength and endurance. Also, keep in mind the importance of increasing your VO2max and lactate threshold.
The higher your VO2max level you have the faster your muscles will regenerate energy.
You should also ask yourself: how long can you hold on to a ring? How many pullups/ ring rows can I do?
Clean and deadlift are also great exercises to increase your strength and power.
There are of course many factors, but these are a handful that you may need to take in consideration.

Let’s build an Island together

Together it is more likely to continously keep up the good work, Let’s build and island together.

First woman to run Boston marathon

Amazing and inspiring story of Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to ever enter boston  marathon.

In 1969 things were different from how they are today, it was considered verry questionable for women to run long distances. Here is how Katherine stood up and became an icon for women to compete in marathons

Start the season brand new

Finally it is time to start your new training program for your next marathons or obstacle races.

It is a great idea that you in beforehand use your new shoes so that they get the exact fit before the race so that you don’t get blister on your underfoot. It is a huge deal to run with shoes with high quality. With these great shoes you are well prepared for the next season.

We have in our list below provided shoes for you that we highly recomend. Check them out below!

 

Shoes for OCR

 

Shoes for Running

 

 

run faster

Want to be able to run faster? Here are some tips!

Sprint faster with Olympic medalist Michael Johnson that tells you a few of his tips to sprint fast.

In this video, Olympic medalist Michael Johnson provides some tips on how to run faster. Some of these techniques are also applicable when you wish to increase your performance in team sports, such as football and ice hockey.

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Success is determined of you inner “why?”

How badly do you want it? To find success, you must find the answer to that question within yourself: why?

To become a top athlete you must be prepared to sacrifice more than most people are willing to, or even capable of doing.

From homeless to NFL

James Jones never forgot where he came from. To help them get back on their feet, he gives back to homeless families.