Listener Q&A With Brad Kearns

Learn how to balance the seemingly disparate goals of endurance competition and the obligation to perform brief, intense workouts for total fitness. Yes, everything will make sense as you strategize your particular goals, but be sure to do it right!

We get a little sciency talking about muscle fiber types but you will be pleased to learn about the high potential for trainability based on your athletic goals. We talk about heart rate spiking after abruptly ceasing exercise. Finally, avid listener James Hall asks Brad what he would do differently as a pro triathlete 25 years ago, if he were armed with today’s knowledge about training and nutrition. Brad’s #1 answer is relevant to all of us: Follow a kinder, gentler training schedule. Learn about why you shouldn’t get sore after workouts, and how backing off a bit in general will allow for continued progress without interruption from breakdown, burnout, illness, and injury that is so distressingly common among fitness enthusiasts of all levels. 

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