By Shannon Grady, M.S. Exercise Physiology – CEO/Founder GO! Athletics The Off-Season is typically the “make or break” preparation time, where athletes put in the hard work for the grind of the upcoming competitive season. Coaches and athletes will evaluate the previous season’s successes and/or failures, tweak their training, put in more work, harder work,… Continue reading Optimizing Off-Season Training: Metabolic Damage Control
By Shannon Grady, M.S. Exercise Physiology – CEO/Founder GO! Athletics As a beginner or shorter-event athlete, it may seem unnecessary to fuel during training because workouts are not very long or intensive but adequate fueling every single day will enhance training responses and energy levels for long term success. Any type of training session over… Continue reading Fueling “Rules” For Daily Training
By Shannon Grady, M.S. Exercise Physiology – CEO/Founder GO! Athletics Experiencing “Overtraining” symptoms can be scary, confusing, and frustrating so which path to take from a training standpoint is even more confusing. Do more? Do less? Rest more? Rest less? Knowing which will be the answer to turning performances around is not easy. Amongst the… Continue reading Understanding “Overtraining Syndrome” And 10 Steps To Overcome It
By Shannon Grady – Owner/Founder GO! Athletics Many triathletes and cyclists often ask if they need other types of physiological testing if they already have their FTP or Functional Threshold Power values. While FTP can provide specific training parameters and is useful, PPT is individualized and gives each athlete the ability to train and perform… Continue reading Cycling Physiological Profile Testing (PPT) vs Functional Threshold Power (FTP)
By Shannon Grady – Owner/Founder Go! Athletics “Despite 61 million wearable fitness devices being sold worldwide last year, new data has found that the majority of people working out are still not fully clear on how to use a heart rate monitor to maximize their fitness goals. The research from Polar, a creator of wearable… Continue reading Train with Heart Rate, Watch Performances Soar and Fat Melt Away!!!
By Shannon Grady, CEO/Founder GO! Athletics Amongst the sports science and medical research on the topic of “Overtraining Syndrome” there are no truly defined parameters or conclusive laboratory findings to diagnose “Overtraining Syndrome”. Most athletes are considered to be “overtrained” by subjective and unmeasurable parameters such as; fatigue, performance plateaus, appetite decreases, or muscle soreness.… Continue reading Physiological Profile Testing Gauges “Overtraining Syndrome”