About a year ago I finished reading a book that would change my view on how breath and performance are related. It is called "The Oxygen Advantage" by Patrick Mckeown.
Today I want to go over two main principles and how you can apply it to your training. One principle is called "The BOHR" effect and the Other is about the "Body Oxygen Level Test" or "BOLT".
Here we go: I'm excited I have some time to really work on elevating my fitness level to its highest ability. I just finished up what I consider my “Competition Season” After finishing the CrossFit Open I went into a team comp at the MBS Turkey Challenge. I’m not sure what’s next for me regarding competition but I know for sure I want to spend some time nailing down some weaknesses and building my strength so the next competition I do I come in at a higher level than ever before:
I’ll be writing my own training blocks for at least the next 12 weeks. I was following Comp Train for a while but I couldn't really tell the intentions behind the training so it was hard for me to tell what areas I was getting better at. Writing my own program will eliminate this issue as my goals of this program are clear and tailored to what I need in this time of training career.
StructureI’m gonna go through weaknesses first because this program is designed to eliminate them.
Running Form. In this article, I’ll be outlining the basics behind running. These demonstrations will show you the correct and incorrect ways to run, as well as different ways to prevent injury.
Running is a method of locomotion that allows humans to move rapidly on foot. Our Ancestors developed an ability to run about 2.6 million years ago, as an adaptation that made hunting more successful. Commonly described as the world’s most accessible sport, running competitively dates back to 776 BCE in the first olympic games. Besides being used for hunting and for olympic sport, there are still a few gaps in the history of running. The first evidence of running as a training technique dates back to the 16th century, where swordsmen ran to build their physical endurance. Fast forward to 19th and 20th centuries, running began to appear again as a training regimen.
The microbiome is a new hot topic in many areas including health and genetics. Most people are not aware of the microbes that coincide with them on a daily basis, however, the body contains over 100 trillion foreign microbial cells. This friendly flora in the gut that helps with processes such as digestion. The microbiome holds many functions and weighs about 3 pounds which is the same weight as the brain.
With the prevalence of antibiotics you should be concerned about the health of your gut.