Running Technique

Since I have been obsessing over my running form lately, I decided it was time to take a step back from the craziness and compulsion to be perfect and re-read the Science of Sport series on running technique. This series of articles is incredibly useful, interesting, comprehensive, and logical. I think every runner needs to […]

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Napping During Ironman Training

I have developed a daily nap habit that seems to have become a necessity in order for me to function well. This nap pattern has become especially important to me as I train for an Ironman while having to get up every morning at 5AM. I have always been a good sleeper and need my […]

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Human Growth Hormone is Your Friend

I found this article such an awesome introduction to hGH, fasting, and fat loss that I HAD to share it with you guys. PLEASE read it…growth hormone is your friend! If you don’t read it, at least read this: hGH is what triggers your body to use stored fat for energy. If you want to […]

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Naps For Athletes, Part Two

I posted a long time ago – back in my training days – about my napping habit. Back then I was training for my 3rd Ironman and I made it a point to nap almost every weekday! I am still a huge advocate of sleep, as my weight loss clients will tell you. It’s almost […]

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Paleo Diet For Athletes: Two Approaches

I have recently started working with a few endurance athletes who want to improve body composition while training for Ironmans. My approach in a nutshell: paleo diet with a focus on adequate fat intake and carbs under 100g a day, although I prefer 50g a day. The key is to get people to REPLACE carb […]

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Benefits of Hiring a Coach

When you make the decision to hire a coach, you are essentially paying for their advice, knowledge and direction. The coach puts their education to work in developing training strategies that are based on proven scientific principles and best practices of the worlds best coaches and athletes. The coaches at FTP Coaching believe there are […]

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Who Needs a Coach?

You finally did it. After months and years of debate and self-doubting, you finally made a life altering decision. Maybe you decided to rediscover your youth through health and exercise or maybe you registered for an endurance event that leaves you overwhelmed. Well, congrats. Your life is about to change…for the better. In either of […]

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Recovery, part 1

One of the most astounding components of triathlon is surely the cost. Bikes, race fees, nutrition and gear. It is easy to see why people find this sport later in life when they are securely settled into their careers. There is no doubt about it, triathlons cost money. Over the past few years, I have […]

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FTP Coaching Philosophy

FTP Coaching Tenets Quality over quantity. Many resources in life are finite. Time is one of those. There are only so many hours in the day, week or month. Therefore, the coaches at FTP Coaching want to maximize your training by increasing the quality of your workouts rather than the duration or frequency. No more […]

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Pre-Season Top 10

No not that list, though I am eagerly waiting for spring practice to end so that we can all engage in mindless banter about which college football team will be crowned the national champion. Instead, I am talking about the top 10 things triathlon to-do items before the season begins. With all the beautiful weather […]

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