Endurance

Episode 15: Interview with Alex Viada of Complete Human Performance

In episode fifteen of the Strength Ratio Podcast, we’re joined by Alex Viada who shares with us his insight on concurrent training. Alex, a lifelong athlete, is the founder and co-owner of Complete Human Performance, and author of "The Hybrid Athlete". Alex epitomizes what it means to be a "hybrid" athlete, as he's deadlifted 700 pounds and completed a 50-mile ultra-marathon in a week's time. 

In this interview with Zach Greenwald, Alex answers what it means to be a "hybrid" athlete, and details how his philosophies around concurrent training, as it pertains to training longevity and fatigue management, have evolved over time.

Episode 14: Thoughts on Fatigue Management & Biofeedback

In this episode, we share our thoughts on recovering from and adapting to training for optimal results. We begin by highlighting the importance of adequate sleep, nutrition, and stress management/relaxation. We also discuss how, when these areas are negatively impacted, one can adjust training accordingly to reduce the risk of injury and allow for the maintenance of, rather than the regression of, desired fitness characteristics.

Next, we discuss methods of biofeedback, such as RPE "Rate of Perceived Exertion" and RIR "Reps in Reserve", that can be used to help monitor exercise intensities. An honest evaluation of one's effort can help inform not only pacing and weight selection, but can also help in the evolution of, and prioritization of, an athlete's highest training priorities.

Episode 10: Cardiovascular Adaptations Part 2

In this episode, we continue our discussion pertaining to cardiovascular adaptations of endurance sports and of CrossFit. This podcast discusses the physiology of the oxidative system, how to train it, and how it supports the anaerobic systems.

Then, we discuss the respiratory system, and how it adjusts during exercises to ensure oxygen delivery and the removal of carbon dioxide.

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Episode 8: Periodization for Strength

In this episode, we highlight the origins, theory, and distinct training phases of periodization for strength adaptations, as it was popularized in Soviet Russia. In doing so, we provide context for whom, and for how long, this traditional model may work.

We then discuss how one can blend the general characteristics of periodization simultaneously, including general physical preparedness, hypertrophy, strength, power and taper, rather than training each characteristic separately. Ultimately, we argue that for long-term health and performance, the former may be more sustainable for general population athletes while the latter may be optimal for strength athletes with specific strength goals that revolve around a clearly defined competitive schedule.

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Episode 7 - CrossFit Mini-Camp Interview

Our "Concurrent Training" series was put on hold this week, as we interviewed three of our competitive CrossFit Athletes. Natalie Allport, Grace Lilley, and Harrison Bell were all in town for a mini-training camp leading up to the CrossFit Open.

Natalie is a former Pro-Snowboarder turned CrossFit athlete from Canada, and Grace, a Nationally Competitive Weightlifter from the UK, placed 9th in the Meridian Regional, alongside her boyfriend, and "Espirit De Corps CrossFit" team-mate, Harrison.

In this episode, you will learn more about their respective training histories, competitive accomplishments, and training experiences since joining our team.

Make sure to send us any questions you have through Instagram (strengthratio) or Facebook (Strength Ratio LLC), and to follow these three athletes below:

Natalie Allport IG: @natalieallport

http://www.natalieallport.com/

Grace Lilley IG: @gracelils

Harrison Bell IG: @dingerbelll

Episode 4 - Concurrent Training

Humans have evolved as generalists. We were never the fastest in the kingdom, nor were we the most enduring. Instead, we developed a nice blend of both strength and endurance. In this podcast, we introduce how to train strength and endurance simultaneously, what variables must be considered in this process, and how best to manage these variables for long-term health and performance. Make sure to send us any questions you have through Instagram (strengthratio) or Facebook (Strength Ratio LLC).