Greetings Peak Performance listeners! After much change and landing in an awesome NEW job! I had a great opportunity and privilege of working with a young and upcoming Oakland County mother-daughter duo Samantha and Karen Kelman who dreamed for years of opening a boutique fitness studio, and spent vacations traveling the country, sampling workout classes and trying to figure out what combination of things would give them the perfect blend of cardiovascular and strength-training, but with low impact.
Tweaking what they learned, the Kelmans created Fuse 45 — a high-intensity circuit workout using a stationary air bike, rowing and ski machines — and opened Cycle & Row, their first studio, in February in West Bloomfield.
This podcast Samantha talks about
1. What is Cycle & Row
2. What was it like participating on Sweat Inc.
3. What technology she used on the show and in Cycle and Row.
"When you work out in the studio, you're connected to a tracking device called a Mio on the wrist much like a FitBit, Jawbone or Nike Fuel band with a built-in heart-rate monitor that can tell you when your body is really working hard."
Let me know what you think of this podcast and I am making a request for topics for a podcast that you would like me to do for our next update!
All the best and keep on your fitness journey,
Belated Happy New Year PEAK Performers! We are back and better than before! Our mission is to accept the challenge of life. Today life brings many choices and opportunities. Sometimes, opportunities are missed due to resistance and fear of the unknown. This can stop us from achieving our full potential. However, by taking opportunities, trying new things, we can continue that journey of becoming who we want to be, of wholeness. We created Peak Performance Radio to share the stories of many successful people to help inspire a better blueprint for success in business, exercise, technology, diet and life overall. Welcome to our website, and we hope to help you to continue taking advantage of all opportunities that come your way!
Our First 2015 Podcast is Chris Costa; Chris has participated in athletics as a coach, player and official for 22 years. He specializes in hockey training, both on and off the ice, as well as nutrition. His athletic interests and abilities also extend to golf. He loves to help elite athletes achieve an even higher level of performance. He worked as an intern with the Philadelphia Flyers organization and pursuing a Master's degree in Human Performance.
In This Episode We Discuss:
We created Peak Performance Radio to share the stories of many successful people to help inspire a better blueprint for success in business, exercise, technology, diet and life overall.
This Podcast is going to discuss the use of technology to bridge the gap for fitness and performance. I discuss the following topics:
1. Greatest possible significance of using technology for load, preparedness, readiness and proper dosage.
2. Different technology
3. Two case studies on how soccer and college football applies technology to their practice, game and training.
4. The importance of data to document success and error
Hope you enjoyed this presentation will be given at the NE Ohio NSCA strength and conditioning clinic March 8, 2014. We will be doing some live testing of nontraditional methods of metabolic training. Hope to see you there live!
High Intensity Training (HIT) is a form of strength training popularized in the 1970s by Arthur Jones, the founder of Nautilus. The training focuses on performing quality weight training repetitions to the point of momentary muscular failure. The training takes into account the number of repetitions, the amount of weight, and the amount of time the muscle is exposed to tension in order to maximize the amount of muscle fiber recruitment. In this Podcast Coach Taylor talks about:
1. Program design of a HIT session
2. Set and Rep scheme
3. Books and people to further educate your self on the topic
4. His opinion on technology in the weight room for tracking speed and power.
One of the biggest giants in the industry for heart rate training is former Olympic athlete, successful entrepreneur, coach, educator, author and inventor Sally Edwards. In this podcast we review a cutting edge Training using a scientific method of testing and training - patented by Heart Zones Training called “The Threshold Training System”.
To frame this concept, I would like to review the industry standard that has been adopted for many of years and never questioned until last couple of years. Specifically the Max Heart Rate (MHR) formula develop by Dr. Haskel and Dr. Fox in 1970 the formula is MHR=220-age. Dr. Haskel was quoted in the New York Times “That the formula was never supposed to be an absolute guide to rule people’s training” in fact he laughed about the application according to the author (1,2,3,12). The limitation of the maximum heart rates varies significantly between individuals (1). In effect the variation may be 20-60 beats apart (1).Since the Haskel and Fox study many other researchers have created other algorithms with less margin of error but algorithms will always be limited by genetics(7,8,9,12).
In 2010, 40 years later a certifying body finally changed its stance on cardiorespiratory prescription. The American Council of Exercise (ACE) changed its view on cardiorespiratory training chapter written by Dr Foster and Dr. Porcari (Chapter 11 page 369- 409) contributed a much needed update to programming and progression for energy systems.
ACE has coined the phrase for their new training method: “Integrated Fitness Training Model” (IFTM). The new method proposed is based on an understanding of basic principles of exercise prescription from ACSM (Frequency, Intensity, Time, Type and Enjoyment of training). What is new for IFTM system is that it is using a new method for testing cardiorespiratory system. In the ACE manual explains that exercise intensity can be monitored using a variety of methods that have generally been developed through university-based research that included actual measurement of MHR, VO2max, blood lactate concentrations and HR at ventilation threshold 1&2 (VT1 and VT2), power output (wattage), critical velocity and other variables(2,3,7,12,13).
Often this testing has been too expensive or not practical or available to most fitness professionals or consumers. Hence personal trainers generally have to rely on submaximal fitness assessments and prediction equations that rely do not help drive a decision or program. Do not get me wrong MHR or VO2max can help clients reach their goals, but they have a lot of room for error. For this podcast we will discuss
1. Sally Edwards history
2. BLINK heart rate monitor
3. Threshold Field Test
4. ZONING program and business model
This podcast provides a much needed update to cardiovascular training using VT1 and the VT2 threshold test provides personal trainers with submaximal cardiorespiratory fitness tests that give fairly precise HR data that relates directly to the metabolic markers of the first and second ventilatory thresholds. Dr. Foster wrote a book with Sally Edwards world renowned coach, education leader and inventor of the BLINK heart rate monitor. To quote Dr. Foster "“Sally, make it simple. Heart Zones Training is too hard.”
To recap the ZONING submaximal talk test for VT1 can provide the personal trainer with the client’s HR at VT1 to use when designing programs for weight loss and improving general fitness.
The higher-intensity VT2 threshold test allows the personal trainer to establish the client’s HR at VT2 for use in more advanced programming with clients who have advanced-fitness and endurance sports–performance goals.
1. Kolata, Gina (2001-04-24). 'Maximum' Heart Rate Theory Is Challenged. New York Times.
2. Foster, C. & Cotter, H.M. (2006). Blood lactate, respiratory and heart rate markers on the capacity for sustained exercise. In: Maud, P.J. & Foster, C. (Eds.)
3. Physiological Assessment of Human Fitness (2nd ed.). Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics.
4. Foster, C. et al. (2008). The risk of exercise training. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 10, 279–284.
5. Foster, C. et al. (2007). Training in the aging athlete. Current Sports Medicine Reports, 6, 200–206.
6. Foster, C. et al. (2001b). Differences in perceptions of training by coaches and athletes. South African Journal of Sports Medicine, 8, 3–7.
7. Foster, C. et al. (1996). Athletic performance in relation to training load. Wisconsin Medical Journal, 95, 370–374.
8. Foster, C. et al. (1995). Effects of specific vs. cross training on running performance. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 70, 367–372.
9. Fox III, S.M., Naughton, J.P., & Haskell, W.L. (1971).Physical activity and the prevention of coronary heart disease. Annuals of Clinical Research, 3,404–432.
10. American College of Sports Medicine (2009).ACSM’s Resource Manual for Guidelines for ExerciseTesting and Prescription (6th ed.). Philadelphia:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
11. Daniels, J. (2005). Daniels’ Running Formula (2nded.). Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics.
12. Edwards, S. (1993). The Heart Rate Monitor Book.Sacramento, Calif.: Fleet Feet Press.
13. Noakes, T. (2001). The Lore of Running (4th ed.).Champaign, Ill.: Human Kinetics.
14. Powers, S.K. & Howley, E.T. (2008). Exercise Physiology: Theory and Application to Fitness and Performance (7th ed.). New York:
15. McGraw-Hill.Wilmore, J.H., Costill, D.L., & Kenney, W.L.(2008). Physiology of Sport and Exercise (4th ed.).Cham
Casey Stutzman Director of Education, Master Trainer
This is our second podcast with Casey (here is part 1 if you have not heard yet) in this podcast we talked about
1. Philosophical versus Principle based training
2. Overload training with TRX
3. Speed of movement and its relationship to strength training
4. Surge and IDEA event in 2014 where Casey will present SURGE education in the future
5. Casey exclusive White Board workout
Casey YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/CaseyStutzman
Casey website/blog: http://www.caseystutzman.com/
Don is a exercise physiologist who specializes in fitness/athletic assessment, performance and wellness technology. Currently Don is a Asst. Professor in the Sports Studies Department at Urbana University. He also work as a consultant for sports/fitness facilities, individual athletes and sport organizations. Don also is a owner of Lemonade Neighborhood Fitness, and Founder of ViA Performance Systems.
The cornerstone of the Lemonade and ViA experience is technology. Don invented software that gives exercisers the ability to track their performance in strength and cardiovascular training programs on a workout-by-workout basis:
In This podcast we discuss
1. The state of the Fitness and Sport Performance Industry. Are strength coaches due for a change?
2. Great books that he references to his students and coaches as mandatory reading. These books are MUST reads!
3. The greatest influences in his life and career.
4. Insight into his greatest applications of sports technology that are meaningful in making a decision in a fitness or performance program.
TeamBuildr is an in-season and off-season strength and conditioning online tool that allows athletes to access the strength and conditioning program on their phone and computer in addition to paper. This allows coaches to create customized workouts in real-time for individual players or position groups. With the TeamBuildr mobile app, text message service and print feature - athletes will have all-around access to the workout plan and can input their numbers back into TeamBuildr to allow coaches to track and monitor progress. Athletes will also have the ability to view each other’s progress through a social media section that promotes team accountability, competition, and encouragement
In this podcast we discuss with Hewitt Tomlin (Co-founder):
1. His athletic experience as a athlete and strength coach where he realized a big need for an improvement in communication and accountability with the student athletes.
2. The millennial generation and gender feedback with TeamBuildr
3. Two great books discussed on this podcast was the Lean Start-up as a must read business book.
4. Last but not least a special offer for a FREE TRIAL
Are you looking for some good affordable ongoing education?
Phil Page PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS, FACSM, LAT is a licensed physical therapist, athletic trainer, and certified strength & conditioning specialist. He is also a Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner. He graduated from LSU in physical therapy and received his master’s degree in exercise physiology from Mississippi State University, as well as a doctorate in Kinesiology from LSU. He has been involved in rehabilitation and sports medicine for over 20 years. Dr. Page was recently named a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Since 1998, he has been the Director of Clinical Education and Research for Thera-Band & Biofreeze products. His duties include maintaining the Thera-Band Academy website, directing the international educational programs and managing product research around the world. Dr. Page is also an instructor in the Athletic Training curriculum at Louisiana State University and a Clinical Instructor of Orthopedics for Tulane Medical School in New Orleans.
Dr. Page’s clinical and research interests include the role of muscle imbalance in musculoskeletal pain, and promoting physical activity for health-related physical fitness, particularly for chronic disease management. He is a member of educational committee for the “Exericse is Medicine” initiative for the ACSM. He is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy and serves as a member of several national advisory boards. Dr. Page is on the scientific review committees for the APTA and ACSM. He regularly reviews grants and article submissions for several professional journals.
Dr. Page lectures extensively and provides workshops on a variety of topics around the world, including the Janda Approach to Muscle Imbalance. He was recently awarded the Lifetime Excellence in Education Award by the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the APTA. He has presented over 100 international lectures and workshops on exercise and rehabilitation topics, and has over 50 publications including 3 books; most recently publishingAssessment and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance: The Janda Approach. He has worked with the athletic programs at LSU, Tulane, the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, as well as the United States Olympic Track and Field Trials. He lives with his wife and 4 children in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Find out about in this Podcast:
1. What is the Jamda Approach?
2. Upper body Cross syndrome and Lower Body Cross Syndrome the what and how to address this with Janda approach.
3. What is Myofacial release?
4. What does Dr. Page think of the current trends of Fitness?
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An Australian native, David Brennan earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Houston. He has held faculty appointments at Houston Community College, Baylor College of Medicine, and OU-Tulsa Department of Family Medicine where he teaches and develops worksite primary care and wellness programs. He also coordinates the Family Medicine Human Performance Lab. Mr. Brennan enjoys running and music and has been a competitive distance runner since 1967 and jazz musician since 1985
In this Podcast you will find out our about :
1. How gait can be analyzed with video and accelrometry.
2. That not all running shoes are built for function.
3. Is barefoot running beneficial?
4. Sustainable fitness lifestyle and realistic applications of running styles
Marcelo and John share there thoughts and rants from PPR old and upcoming shows and life experiences.