January 15, 2019Why does exercise make us healthier? One of the most important linkages may be due to improving our mitochondrial functioning. Healthier mitochondria may be the route to living better, healthier lives, while also being better in our sport or work. This article is the first in a series breaking down current research and how you […]
October 26, 2018 StrongFirst Podcast Episode #13 Summary Dr. Kelly Starrett talks with Craig Marker about strength, conditioning, and moving well. Dr. Starrett is a coach, physical therapist, author, speaker, and blogger, as well as the owner of San Francisco Crossfit and MobilityWOD.com. Show Notes 01:15 – Dr. Starrett talks about his early work and his relationship […]
March 28, 2018What if we told you your "workouts" don't need to precisely mimic the conditioning demands of your sport or event—and that they may even be counterproductive to your performance at that event? Conditioning science to the rescue.
September 15, 2015I didn't mean to train for a half marathon without doing any running, but due to an injury I only did strength training. And I was shocked how well I did!
October 14, 2014Hard-living types love killing themselves in the glycolytic pathway. But this is far from the only way to “condition."
November 12, 2018 StrongFirst Podcast Episode #14 Summary Al Ciampa, U.S. Army Veteran and Trainer for U.S. Air Force, talks about anti-glycolytic training and conditioning for the military with your host Craig Marker. Show Notes 01:36 – Al talks about his history and background. 07:10 – Al discusses why bodybuilding is not possible for some people. 09:00 […]
October 19, 2018 StrongFirst Podcast Episode #12 Summary In this episode of the StrongFirst Podcast, your host Craig Marker talks with Dr. Chad Waterbury about strength and conditioning. Show Notes 00:44 – About Dr. Chad Waterbury, who was trained as a neurophysiologist and Doctor of Physical Training. 3:36 – Dr. Waterbury discusses visualization and its benefits. 04:34 […]
October 20, 2015This article will explain how to incorporate heart rate training into the Simple & Sinister program, and how to progress over time.
March 31, 2015I am known for my work with endurance athletes, such as cyclist Lance Armstrong and motocross legend Chad Reed. Here how I train them to peak performance.
September 4, 2014The kettlebell can work for just about every purpose. In the case of a recovery/low-intensity conditioning training session, use a combination of kettlebell work and tempo running.