Category Archive for: ‘Blog’

  • Kerry Ultra

    Running for 17hrs on Almost Nothing

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      If there is something in nature you don’t understand, chances are it works in a far more sophisticated way than we thought. This sums up us homosapiens. Yet today, we think we know how everything works, we do the studies, we prove this that …

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  • Spartan1

    Beyond the Current 1 – Review

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    Last weekend saw the launch of the first ever Beyond the Current camp. So what’s it all about, what did we do? Well the concept for this started about 12 months ago when I went to meet Svein Tuft at his home in Andorra. First …

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  • Audi 88

    How to know when you are Fat Adapted

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    A question I get asked all the time. The “science only” response is to get you RER (Respiratory Exchange Ratio) or RQ (Respiratory Quotient) tested which can be done in any sports physiology lab. Pretty straightforward test and it measures the rate at which you …

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    The Power of Subtraction

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      Via Negativa – 5 things to Subtract to increase your Health Today we are bombarded with foods, drinks, pills and powders to make us better. But what if the opposite was actually true ? What if taking away these things from your diet could …

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  • Barry Svein E1475747092653

    Beyond the Current

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      We’re both endurance athletes but more importantly human beings that want to be healthy and happy. We like to train, race, compete, do well, push the limits etc but in a way that’s holistic and in a way that means you can have a …

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  • Part II- The Secret Diaries of Svein Tuft – Pro Cyclist

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    Monday-Run with weight vest to creek, Get in creek for cold thermogenesis (CT) adaptation, climb in sun on the mountain, ski tour afternoon. Tuesday-free weights in sun, bike ride afternoon. Wednesday-Run with weight vest to creek+CT(cold thermogenesis) +Ski tour. Thursday-Rest active recovery, Yoga. Friday– CT …

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  • Sveino

    The Secret Diaries of Svein Tuft – Pro Cyclist

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    Svein is pro cyclist with Orica-GreenEdge. He is originally from British Columbia, Canada, but now lives up the hills of Andorra. He has a completely different background to most others in his sport, or any sport. ….. See here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/08/sports/othersports/08cycling.html?_r=0 Myself and Svein sort of bumped …

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  • Guest Post – My Journey by Michael Black

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    Michael Black is a Sports Coach and Personal Trainer based in Letterkenny, Co Donegal. He runs his own gym and training facility called Optimal Fitness www.optimalfitness.ie . He competes at duathlon and long distance running. He is also development coach for Triathlon Ireland. This is …

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  • Skin In The Game

    Human Performance & Skin in the Game

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      Something has been bothering me for the past few years and I could never really put my finger on it. I read a lot, study a lot and follow a lot of “guru’s” and academics. There are lots of very intelligent people out there …

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  • Finish2

    How to win a 200km Ultra doing things you are told you can’t do

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      Think of the following event: A collection of very highly intelligent people (from Harvard or some place) lecture birds on how to fly. Imagine bald males in their sixties, dressed in black robes, officiating in forms of English that are full of jargon, with …

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