Topic: Chris Carmichael

Causes, Prevention, and Treatment of Cramping

By Chris Carmichael  Endurance sports are all about pushing yourself and testing your limits. Sometimes your brain has to step in and protect you from yourself, like when you bonk and your brain conjures up nausea in an effort to get you to slow down and address the problem. Other times your body skips protection…

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Being an Athlete in a 24/7 World

We live in a 24/7 world with constant demands on our time and pressure to do more and more. The nature of social media and the ever-present smartphone feeds this pressure, whether it’s work emails coming in at 9:30pm or social media updates exalting everyone’s latest achievements. Athletes face the same career, family, and social…

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7 Tips For Making Up For Lost Training Time

Given the numbers of snowstorms and polar vortices that swept across the US last winter it’s sometimes difficult to believe that big summer events are just around the corner for pros and amateur athletes, and many feel like the harsh winter has put their training a bit behind schedule. Have no fear; there is still…

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Weekend Reading: The Results that Matter Most

This week I’ve been thinking a lot about results. The week started with a flood of reports about athletes winning everything from the Women’s pro race at Bonelli Park (Katerina Nash) to the Vuelta El Salvador (Mara Abbott) and Sean Henderson winning his first-ever bike race as a Cat 4 at the Wards Ferry Road…

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How to Lose Those Last 10 Pounds

I had a great conversation with an athlete this week about prioritizing weight loss and fitness, and I think it relates to many more of you out there. His basic issue was that he had been focusing on weight loss since December – and lost 20 pounds in the process – but his weight loss…

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