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Nasal Breathing While Running: An Unlikely PR strategy

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  • November 9, 2020October 17, 2021

My fastest marathon didn’t coincide with the typical training story of having the most logged miles and vigorous training leading up to race day. Heading into the Mountains 2 Beach marathon, I had been averaging about 20 miles per week, but had sufficient cross training to feel comfortable with my aerobic capacity to be able to run the marathon. My marathon race strategy seemed a little unconventional – to pace myself for the first half according to the highest pace at which I could maintain nasal breathing.

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What is Insulin Resistance and Why Is It Important

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  • July 29, 2020November 8, 2021

A topic of interest for me when talking about health is insulin resistance. My initial dive into the subject came after reading Max Lugavere’s “Genius Foods“, where I learned about Alzheimer’s sometimes being called type 3 diabetes – or insulin resistance in the brain. Having seen more of my peers be diagnosed as diabetic or pre-diabetic has gotten me to really open my eyes to the diabesity epidemic in America. I finished up the book “Obesity Code” by Dr Jason Fung last year and am now reading “Diabetes Code” by the same author. As many of you know, I’m currently… Read More »What is Insulin Resistance and Why Is It Important

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Fighting Past Their Primes: Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr.

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  • July 26, 2020November 14, 2021

Age is just a number. I say it to our fighters all the time. And I coach a number of Masters Boxers (age 35+) and have coached at several Masters Boxing Tournaments. I truly admire those who stepped in the ring at the Dreamland Boxing Masters World Championships last September. But when Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr was announced? Completely against it. To the point that I didn’t want to contribute to the hype surrounding it. It’s the same familiar story of boxers post-retirement having the itch to step back into the ring, usually to disastrous results. So when… Read More »Fighting Past Their Primes: Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr.