performance

on the Supposed Benefits of Fasting

What does the research say about fasting to control weight, improve fitness, and increase performance? We’re talking about the standard fasting protocols and why controlling for the actual quantity of nutrients continues to be my go-to recommendation.

on How to Predict Optimal Performance

In the second part of our conversation about optimal performance, I’m focused here on how the most valuable indicator and predictor of athletic performance might not be the latest wearable device, but instead our actual performance data.

on Measuring Recovery to Optimize Performance

Getting fitter means balancing the need to overload the athlete and drive new adaptation without negatively affecting recovery. Accurately finding that balance, though, is a challenge. I break down why that’s the case here.

on Performance vs Longevity

At what point does elevated performance in sport or fitness diverge from long-term health? That’s what we’re diving into, talking about the Blue Zones, CrossFit®, and the challenges of knowing these things with any certainty.