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SPORT SPECIFIC STRENGTH – Coach Nancy McElwain

Thursday, July 9, 2015 8:53:39 AM America/New_York

After you have made some strength gains in the gym, the time is ideal to build sport specific power. The goal is for the strength gained in the gym to translate into added swim, bike, and run power. Here are some high resistance intervals you can do in the pool and on the roads to build strength and power for each of the three sportsRead More
Comments | Posted in Coaches Articles By Michael Folan

Metabolic Efficiency: Friend or Foe to Performance?

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 9:39:59 AM America/New_York

By Shannon Grady, MS Exercise Physiologist, CEO/Founder Go! Athletics. The newest fad being touted as the “secret to success” for endurance training is to train and eat to become “metabolically efficient”. What exactly does this mean? The term efficiency combined with metabolism sounds like an athlete’s dream, especially to an endurance athlete. After all, efficiency means to “save energy without waste or unnecessary effort.” Well, this surely must be the key to success for endurance performance; go as long as possible and waste as little energy as possible. Unfortunately, this new fad is just that, a FAD! “Metabolic efficiency” training or fueling to enhance performance will come at a cost, a big cost which happens to be your performance.Read More
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