Why do we always focus on “Diet”

In today’s world we are being hit with lots of studies and facts, I call it “soundbite science” OR “soundbite news”.  The problem is when you look at just the soundbites this can lead to binary thinking.So today I want us to take a bigger picture look at our health and what we know about […]

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Endurance Fueling Simplified

“A picture is worth a thousand words” – ConfuciusThis image is an unsolicited post by a Vespa user with the caption, “All you need for a good time.” …this is fueling simplified, naturally. We get a lot of these because people who use Vespa ‘get it’. Not only does Vespa simplify the fueling equation, but […]

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[VLOG] Make GI Issues a thing of the past

Make GI Issues a thing of the past

GI issues are a well known challenge in endurance sports. They are so common that a lot of athletes think they are normal. Some athletes even consider GI issues as a “right of passage” or “badge of honor”.I am here today to tell you this is NOT normal and completely avoidable.  Why does GI Distress […]

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OFM Training Tip – The Switch

Here is a little OFM Training Tip that we encourage all of our athletes to do – It is called looking for and feeling “The Switch”.This is really what Fat Adaptation is all about. What is the Switch?The Switch is when you can literally feel your body start to tap into your fat stores.  It […]

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The best fight against disease – Metabolic Fitness…

Today, I am talking about our immune system function.  In light of Covid, this is appropriate, however, this concept goes far beyond the current climate and focuses on how our bodies fight the viruses and bacteria we are exposed to on a daily basis. To stay on track, let’s use CoVid-19 as it is the […]

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OFM gets YOU ‘ahead of the curve’

I’m warning you ahead of time, this is a deep dive into the emerging science of COVID-19 with strategies to empower you to ‘eliminate the curve’ for you, your family and those around you.  Table of Contents How to Get “Ahead of the Curve”Dot 1: What’s the OFM / COVID connection?What’s the connection and WHY […]

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Fear and why you need to understand the WHY not just the HOW

Before we dive down anymore science-based rabbit holes it’s important I address another very real factor you aren’t going to see in a published paper: One of the defining themes of the COVID-19 Panic-demic is uncertainty. Uncertainty breeds fear and fear triggers the ‘Fight or Flight’ mechanism. This not only shifts our metabolism to burn […]

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From Covid Fear to Metabolic Empowerment

Earlier this week California Governor Gavin Newsam held a press conference about the CoVid-19 situation in the state.  What struck me was that he made this defining statement: “Until there is a vaccine or treatment,” he was going to impose these draconian measures of closing businesses like restaurants, restricting movement, imposing fines for not wearing […]

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The Importance of a Long Slow Warmup

This article is about one of the keys to our OFM Protocol Training (Optimized Fat Metabolism).  The Long Slow Warmup (SLW) is a component of OFM Training because of the critical role it plays in your Performance and Health.  Why is a Long Slow Warmup important?When we are in a relatively sedentary state our body’s […]

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