I was about to say this is the best weight loss video for athletes. But it actually is the best one I’ve seen lately for anyone trying to lose weight, no matter how active they are.Citește mai mult
As a kid, I used to play the violin. It meant hours of practice almost every afternoon, when everything I played made my family and our neighbours cringe.
I could tell by their fake smile when we met in front of the building. They’d ask me “so how is the violin practice going?” as if they didn’t already know it was going terrible.
But every once in a while, the noises I usually made would sound like real music. Call it flow or practice making perfect, but some days the chords just “aligned” to play as they should.
I had the same feeling about running Brasov Marathon last Saturday. A race that I hadn’t been to before on a route that was kind of familiar to me because I had trained on parts of it, but never entirely and definitely never feeling in such a good flow as I did on the race day.
With only one month left before the start of Transylvania 100k event I thought about sharing some things about how I’m preparing the 50k race, which I consider to be my first ultramarathon.
Technically, everything longer than a marathon falls into the ultra definition. However, the mad people in the trail running world who run long distances say that nothing under 60k counts as an ultra. I won’t go for the extremes, so let’s say 50k is somewhere in between.Citește mai mult
Remember the things that you loved about your first trail race?
I surely do. There was the challenge, there were the people, the atmosphere, the feeling of being at some kind of outdoor party with friends who share the same passion: getting their quads mashed for a few hours, just to get that crazy feeling of running free in a beautiful mountain landscape.Citește mai mult
Running on spring hills and chilly weather is one of the biggest pleasures I get from trail running.
This spring, on May 18th, I’m going back to one of my favourite races, in one of my favourite places – Transylvania 100k. It’s a competition in Bucegi mountains, that blends the beautiful scenery of the wild mountain valleys and peaks with the legend of Dracula and overall a great vacation-like atmosphere.
The kind of vacation in which you run ultras and sweat a lot.Citește mai mult
If you don’t like vegetables and are trying to incorporate more of them into your diet, you might feel like giving up the battle every single time you see a boiled carrot.
But there are ways to overcome this. Here are some tips on how to eat more vegetables even if you don’t like them that much.
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The fitness industry is not really in the health promotion business.
It’s a kind of vicious circle if you think about it.
On the one hand, our goals are more related to how much we weight than with how healthy we are.
And on the other hand, the fitness industry is trying to sell us all these things that don’t work, just to keep us hooked and buying the next 10 miracle supplements or programs they’ll be selling tomorrow.Citește mai mult
This is an excerpt from my Fit Tales Newsletter #13, with the addition of several answers from a few subscribers who shared their own strategies to overcome overeating.
When you’re in the fitness industry one way or another – a nutritionist, a trainer, or even a skinny fat insta model – people think you *only* make perfect choices when it comes to your food and workouts.Citește mai mult
The term detox (or cleanse) is a bit misleading.
It implies that our bodies are intoxicated, poisoned, and they’re not. If they were, that level of toxins would determine major functions in our body to shut down.Citește mai mult
Information is power, but when it comes to nutrition, there’s so much of it, and so much is garbage, that you might find yourself not knowing who to believe and what is right and wrong anymore.Citește mai mult
Unless you isolate yourself in a cave, refuse to visit your relatives or spend Christmas in a remote place away from all the traditions, chances are you’ll be eating differently for a week or so. And differently usually means heavier meals that lead to some weight gain. We already know this happens because it’s the same every year. But what can we do to lose the holiday weight?Citește mai mult
Are you in search of Christmas gifts ideas for runners? Well, search no more. I’ve come up with a list of gifts for running girls or girls who love different sports, to fuel their passion. Citește mai mult
I get a lot of questions about what intermittent fasting is, if it works, how it’s best to do it, and so on.
It’s definitely been getting a lot more attention in the past years, some people are trying it, and others are getting rich by writing books on it. Has any of this made us healthier or happier overall? Not sure yet.
If you haven’t heard of IF so far and what I’m writing below is mostly news for you, then you’ve either been living in a cave or you’ve successfully managed to become immune to fitness hypes (you’re my idol, in this case).
So what is Intermittent Fasting (IF)? It’s simple: alternating periods of eating with periods of not eating.