Long-Term Athletic Development

Long-Term Athletic Development

The Key to Fighting Childhood Obesity

If you watched the 2022 Olympic Games, you might have noticed just how young the athletes were. It seemed more teenagers were competing in the Olympics than in years past. Maybe most notable was the Russian figure skating phenom, Kamila Valiev. So you may be surprised to know that Anezka Indrackova, a 15-year-old Czech ski jumper, was actually the youngest athlete competing at the Beijing Games. I...

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting

Is this popular diet trend right for you?

Intermittent fasting is a trendy diet strategy that has been around for ages, literally.  Researchers believe that the human genome evolved from 600,000 BC to 25,000 BC (de Azevedo, Ikeoka, & Caramelli, 2013).  During this time, humans were hunter-gathers who experienced significant energy oscillations; sometimes, there was plenty of food, but other times there was not.  This co...

Concurrent Training

Concurrent Training

Maximize Your Strength and Aerobic Potential at the Same time

The performance of activities aimed at developing both physical and aerobic capacity, performed within the same or different training sessions is often referred to as concurrent training (CT) (Sousa et al., 2020).  Nevertheless, can strength training and aerobic training co-exist successfully?  Early research indicated that performance was compromised when an individual participated in b...

Boot Camp

Working Out With Friends is More Fun

Occasionally I offer free boot camp classes for our Embassy community.  Last Friday was one of those occasions, and even though we are in the middle of summer here in the southern hemisphere, the weather was perfect for an outdoor class.  The temperature was excellent, the skies were clear, and it was slightly breezy.  I even remembered my portable speaker. 

The camp began w...