For the last few weeks, I have been utterly geeking out on using my BSX Insight Generation 2 muscle oxygen sensor. If you’ve been following the buzz about muscle oxygenation, you’ll notice people talking about how this device will revolutionize sports training because it delivers what heart rate monitoring never could– an objective view into our bodies to see how we are responding to exercise stress. But it’s awfully complicated getting simple answers. This post pulls together a bunch of hours of crawling different websites and watching countless videos on muscle oxygenation. Continue reading
A few months back, I started experimenting with different Chinese liniments and I’m quite impressed with the results. While everyone is different, I think some of theses things could make a big difference for older athletes out there—and maybe a few young ones too. Continue reading
This is just a quick post announcing that, with our last post (Running Well Off the Bike), The Athletic Time Machine hit 100 posts! We’re only 16 months old and already have a ton of content. To our readers, we send out a huge thank you for your support and enthusiasm. If you’re an older multisport athlete who wants to beat your younger competitors, stay tuned. And, if you’re new to this page, be sure to check out our Summary of Posts page and you’ll be an expert in no time.
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“It always comes down to the last run,” my old coach used to warn me. Yet many triathletes and duathletes will admit that they have miserable final runs. Their legs turn to blocks of concrete and their pace falls far short of their potential. A lousy run seems to be a rite of passage for most multisport athletes– and it takes a very long time until the run finally starts coming together. This short blog post will hopefully shorten the learning curve. Continue reading