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A More Detailed Look at HRV

IntroI have been measuring HRV consistently for about a year now.  I started out using EliteHRV and then switched to HRV4Training, which is what I use now. Most people want simplicity, and I was no different.  When I first started using HRV, I had a very simplistic view of how it worked, which is what I think most…
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You Probably Aren’t Drinking Enough Water

Its 9:21AM and I have already downed 3 liters of water today, which is pretty normal for me, but likely not normal for you.  So I wanted to explain just how much QUALITY water you should be drinking. IMO, we need more water today than what people needed a few decades ago.  The reason is…
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Give Health A Chance

Maybe you think you don’t have any food sensitivities.  I didn’t.  I used to think all those people talking about gluten and wheat were out of their minds.  I mean, I was eating sub sandwiches, pizza, and pasta all the time, I it didn’t seem to affect me!  I thought all these people were just…
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Why I Turn My Wi-Fi Off At Night

In my opinion, everyone should be turning off their Wi-Fi at night.  You might be asking: Isn’t this fringy woo-woo Earth-burger hippy stuff?  No, the science is very credible.  In fact, it’s pretty cut and dry when there are studies like these: 2.45 GHz Microwave Radiation Impairs Learning and Spatial Memory via Oxidative/Nitrosative Stress Induced p53-Dependent/Independent…
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Fat Adaptation 101 Presentation

Thanks to Spectrum Trail Racing for hosting me at Rogue Running Speed Shop for a presentation on Fat Adaptation.  I really appreciate their support, and if you like trail running in central Texas, you owe it to yourself to check out Spectrum because they run the best trail races in the state and they are…
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My Experience Measuring HRV

If you haven’t heard of HRV, it stands for “Heart Rate Variability.”  Mostly likely, you are familiar with measuring Heart Rate, which measures the number of heart beats per minute.  HRV measures the time between the beats.  It’s a little counterintuitive that a steady and consistent HRV measurement is a sign of too much stress…
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Lifting for Runners

My last post was about my Glute and Ab workout that I started doing to help strengthen my core to support and heal my low back.  Once I rebuilt enough strength in my glutes, I added some heavier lifting exercises to help build strength for my running.  Adding these exercises to my repertoire has really…
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Glute and Ab Workout

Several years ago when I could no longer ignore my physical problems due to a liifetime of desk-sitting, I found myself laid out on the gym floor with a thrown back.  I laid there for about half an hour before I could even get up off the floor.  On my drive home, I promised myself…
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Eat to Protect Your Eyes

I just watched this very interesting video on foods that increase/decrease risk of Macular Degeneration (MD). You might be asking WTF is MD and why do I care?  Good question.  MD is a condition in which part of the retina in the eye slowly deteriorates.  It is a chronic and progressive condition that results in blindness or partial blindness.  My in-laws’…
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What is Fat Adaptation?

Fat-adaptation sounds exotic, but it’s probably how the human body was designed to function, however, our modern world has really impaired most people’s ability to use fat as fuel.  Modern diets have a tremendous amount of carbohydrate compared to what was available in nature only a few hundred years ago.  When you add in refined…
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