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#25 The Top 10 Dangers Associated with the Dark Days of Winter and their Effects on Adrenal Fatigue!


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As the dreaded days of winter are sneaking up on us, not only are we dealing with colder temperatures, but also starting and ending our days in the dark.  As a result, the cooler and darker days have a tendency to put a dark cloud over our motivation in the areas of food and exercise choices.  During podcast #25, Coach Robb discusses the top 10 dangers associated with the dark days of winter and what you can do to avoid the typical pitfalls that leads to winter time blues and even depression.

During the first half of the podcast, Coach Robb walks through the 10 biggest challenges that we all face during the winter months and why it results in unwanted weight gain and various physical issues (i.e. headaches and strained muscles) along with specific things you can do to keep all of these challenges from becoming a reality.  Some of the dangers are quite obvious; however, some will catch you by surprise.  For example, did you know that your inability to stay warm causes high levels of fatigue?  Did you know that holiday cooking and having a fire in your fireplace makes breathing difficult and could invoke an asthma attack?

During the second half of the podcast, Coach Robb explains how these winter specific stressors piled on tope of every day stressors such as work, school, financial, relationships and exercise cause the body to become overworked from the inside out.

Coach Robb walks through the vicious cycle associated with excessive stressors, being exhausted (mentally and physically), and inability to sleep which often results in unwanted weight gain and poor health. He outlines specific steps you can proactively take to strike a good balance for health, wellness and performance, and avoid the imbalance that can lead to adrenal fatigue.

Listeners questions include: Why am I gaining weight when I am training so hard?; How do I choose a good heart rate monitor on a budget?; What are biofeedback indicators and why are they important to evaluate?; How does a full bladder influence resting heart rate readings?; and How do I cross train to improve sport specific performance using heart rate intensity?

Call to Action: During the podcast Coach Robb mentions a few of his popular resources that you can use to help document how your body responds and adapts to stress in a systematic manner: Body Analysis Spreadsheet, Heart Rate Spreadsheet, Body Composition Spreadsheet.  If you would like a copy of these, please email [email protected]and indicate which resource you would like to receive.

 

More sport specific resources, please visit our various websites:

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NutritionallyGreen.com

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CompleteRacingSolutions.com

CompleteRunningSolutions.com

CompleteTriathlonSolutions.com

CompleteWeightLossSolutions.com

 

#24 Top 3 Causes of Headaches and How to Overcome Them!


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No one is immune to the frustrations and discomfort associated with headaches!  During podcast #24, Coach Robb walks you through three specific triggers that he has experienced with his clients: allergies, muscle tightness and dehydration.  Each of these are independent; however, they are also all inter- related.  Coach Robb will walk you through 8 simple steps that you can implement immediately to help relieve a current headache as well as how to bullet proof your body against any possible future headaches.

If you (or someone you know) struggles with headaches – regardless of the catalyst, grab a piece of paper and get ready to write down a few notes to determine the “why” behind your headaches and what you can do to keep them from coming back.

Listeners questions include: Will having sex or drinking the day before a race affect my performance? What are the advantages of amino acid supplements? Can I drink alcohol when I am trying to lose weight? How do I identify a stress fracture? Are there pitfalls to a low fat, low calorie diet? Am I hurting my morning workouts by not eating first?

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More sport specific resources, please visit our various websites:

CoachRobb.com

NutritionallyGreen.com

CoachRobbStore.com

CompleteRacingSolutions.com

CompleteRunningSolutions.com

CompleteTriathlonSolutions.com

CompleteWeightLossSolutions.com

 

Yours in sport & health,

-Coach Robb, Coaches & Staff

#23 Ketogenic Diet & Intermittent Fasting


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In Podcast #23 Coach Robb sheds insight into how the Ketogenic Diet (a.k.a. Keto Diet) originated and how this suggested way of eating has some immediate benefits, but also long-term consequences. He also discusses the similarities of the Keto Diet and past “popular diets and systems” that focus on one element of nutrition, take it out of context, and market that element as a brand new idea that is revolutionizing the way humans should eat to shed body fat and improve performance. As they say, everything old becomes new again, and after hearing Coach Robb take a deep dive on the Keto Diet, you will see how there is a much simpler and sustainable way to eat to drop those unwanted pounds of body fat without sacrificing your foundation of health and wellness.

During the second half of the podcast, Coach Robb explains what intermittent fasting is and how the body adjusts and adapts to short periods of complete fasting (eating no calories at all). In addition to the pros and cons of intermittent fasting, he explains that if you implement fasting, of any duration, at the wrong time, the consequences could be quite substantial. If you have read about fasting and wondered if this process is good for you, grab a piece of paper and jot down some notes. The decision to fast has many implications beyond what it does to the body during the fast. Listeners also need to understand the timing of the fasting process to avoid detrimental long-term results.

Listeners questions include: What do I do if eating prior to exercise and/or racing makes me sick to my stomach?; Why does training in the heat makes it difficult to drop body fat?; How does a warm-up and cool down improve performance?; What are the hierarchy of needs relevant to overall health and performance?; and, What can I do to reduce cholesterol levels naturally?

Resources mentioned by Coach Robb during the podcast for some deeper insight (beyond the scope of the podcast)
Physiology of Fat Loss
https://www.unm.edu/~lkravitz/Article%20folder/physiologgfatloss.html

How Fasting Affects Your Physiology & Hormones
https://www.dietdoctor.com/fasting-affects-physiology-hormones

More sport specific resources, please visit our various websites:
CoachRobb.com
NutritionallyGreen.com
CompleteRacingSolutions.com
CompleteRunningSolutions.com
CompleteTriathlonSolutions.com
CompleteWeightLossSolutions.com

Yours in sport & health,
-Coach Robb, Coaches & Staff

#22 Top 5 Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Health (and Undermine your Performance Improvements)


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Whether you are an individual that is trying to lose weight, are a recreational exerciser or hard core athlete there are five common mistakes that all of us make that is literally ruining our healthy literally on a daily basis.  During this podcast you will discover how each of these mistakes build upon each other until we are forced to pay attention because of headaches, insomnia (not able to sleep), irritability, high anxiety levels, unexplained weight gain, slower speeds, less strength and low energy!

As always, grab a piece of paper and get ready to understand what you can do to alleviate these negative symptoms as well as a strategy to keep them from coming back in the future.  If you have struggled with dropping those unwanted pounds of fat or have gained back more weight than you have lost using a commercial “diet plan”, Coach Robb will walk you through, in detail, why this is happening.   Keep in mind, this information is NOT what the weight loss systems, diet plans, multi-level marketing products and so-called trainers what you to learn about.  Why?  Because then the propaganda that they promote wouldn’t sell and you would remove your dependency on them.

Coach Robb is all about accountability and responsibility when it comes to your health, wellness and performance.  This podcast is all about equipping you with the truth about food, sleep and evaluating how stress effects your body (mentally and physically)!

Listeners questions include: What is a complex carb; Why you should add butter to your potatoes; How do you know if you are warmed up; What do you burn more of during high intensity training-stored fat or carbs; Does intermittent fasting work?

Call to Action

Submit your favorite healthy snack or meal for the Coach Robb Cookbook coming out in November!  If your recipe is selected, you will receive a FREE digital copy.  Deadline for submissions is September 30th.  You will be notified via email from our Customer Service team if your recipe has been selected.

More sport specific resources, please visit our various websites:

CoachRobb.com

NutritionallyGreen.com

CompleteRacingSolutions.com

CompleteRunningSolutions.com

CompleteTriathlonSolutions.com

CompleteWeightLossSolutions.com