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Marathon Training Diet: Performance and Protection

By Matt Stone Recently I received a couple requests to write something up on how to protect one’s metabolic health as an endurance athlete. It’s an interesting question, as the adaptations the human body undergoes to better?perform endurance exercise are in exact opposition with the metabolic objectives of this site (discussed in greater detail in THIS POST?and others). To be a...

Part II – The Maffetone Method

Time to jump right in to the continuing series on the case for low-intensity exercise. As those who are familiar with me know, my stance on exercise has moved continually in the direction of higher intensity exercise after looking at everything from the vantage point of metabolic rate. And, more and more research continues to pour in that shows that vigorous exercise will give you a lot more in...

The Case for Low-Intensity Exercise Part I

The whole world is drowning in the incredible, magnificent, growth-hormone spiking, heart-rate variability improving, lung-expanding, fat-burning benefits of high-intensity exercise. I define high-intensity exercise as basically the type of exercise that you can’t do for more than a minute or two at a time before either a) dying or b) slowing down and catching your breath. The superiority...

Ray Peat – Exercise

Ray Peat doesn’t seem to be very fond of exercise. This is one area where he has opened up a huge gaping hole in the armor of his interpretation of science, hormones, and so forth. In fact, his brush off of exercise as being something that raises cortisol, growth hormone, and lactic acid and is therefore bad gives me reservations and hesitations about pretty much all of his work. To file...

Exercise Rehab

I think this is a pretty glorious concept moving into 2011. That simple concept is that many of us have various forms of?psychological interference?getting in the way of?our bodies’ natural desires and subsequent signals’to move and play. For me personally, exercise?was something I did as a child purely for fun, as exercise is meant to be performed. When your body wants to move, it...