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15: Fat loss and what you need to know
34:26Fat loss and what you need to know. First, we differentiate between fat loss and weight loss, then we get into adopting healthy sustainable lifestyle habits that will support your healthy living; afterwards, we jump into the scientific research for fat loss: calories, nutrients, strength training, cardio and everything in-between, and then finish off the episode by debunking some fat loss myths. Remember, there's no quick fixes, there's no magic pill, just behavioral & lifestyle changes to promote overall health and well-being that work for YOU. www.trainmk.com/links
14: How to taper for a marathon: what it is and everything you need to know
21:48In today's episode we talk about everything you need to know in regards to the marathon taper; what it is, why it is important and how it can be implemented. Tapering is one of the most essential components of any marathon training plan, but it can also be one of the trickiest to incorporate. Marathon taper is the time where your body gets a chance to adapt to all of the hard work that you’ve poured months into doing.
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13: Run workouts, speed work and everything you need to know
30:35Let's chat about the different speed workouts and run workouts to elevate your running performance! If you want to get fitter, faster, stronger, then you must put in the appropriate work. In today's episode, we're going to be talking about the best run workouts to improve your running fitness and ideas on how to incorporate them, from beginners to intermediate and advance.
11: What are cutback weeks in running? What are strides? And how to implement them both correctly
25:02What if I told you that taking a step back and intentionally reducing your training load (volume) could actually lead to greater gains and improved performance, especially while training for endurance event. Today we are going to start by talking about what cut back weeks are in running, as well as, how and why you should incorporate them appropriately into your training plan. We also touch on what they are NOT. Then we delve into what are STRIDES, how, when and WHY every runner should incorporate them into their weekly running, the benefits gained and what they are not. We want to remember, running better, faster, stronger is about applying the proper stimulus to the body to get the appropriate adaptations. We need to progress slowly and gradually, not do too much too soon, therefore we have to be patient with ourselves and implement the CORRECT training into our plans consistently, to maximize our performance www.trainmk.com
9: Diet culture debunked
24:43Today we are delving into what "diet culture" is, the toxicity of it, the harmful lies around it, but then we jump into how we can reframe and shift our mindset, as well as, shift the standards to live more optimally for us as individuals www.trainmk.com
8: Train hard but recover harder, movement, mindfulness and sleep
32:35Do you feel like you have to be doing exactly what "person X" is promoting, even though you are not a fan of that type of fitness? In this podcast, we're going to briefly touch on finding your fitness game changer for long-term success in YOUR fitness journey, as well as the fact that you CAN get fit doing multiple types of fitness, especially when you enjoy it. However, the bulk of this episode is dedicated to optimizing recovery for improved fitness. This is not going to be your typically "stretch, ice bath, foam roll" recovery podcast. We're digging into the science behind stress, the different types of stress and what is exactly is, how the different types of stress impact our performance, as well as the number one recovery tool and tips on how to improve it www.trainmk.com
7: Training through mental fatigue, running safety and optimize post-run recovery
19:56These were topics polled from the community to be discussed: should you eat after a run, tips on how to stay safe and feel safe on a run, as well as training through mental fatigue and tips on how to keep going when training gets HARD. www.trainmk.com 1:03 - post run fueling 3:21 - running safety tips 11:58 - tips to conquer mental blocks during training
6: Body comp, weight training to maximize your goals and body comp as endurance athletes
17:52This isn't your normal body comp chat! Delving into what body composition is, how to maximize your efforts for YOU, how exercise selection impacts your goals and what to focus on as endurance athletes and runners. www.trainmk.com