HUB Life - Triathlon and Endurance Lifestyle

Dr. Marion Herring and Dr. Rob Green

Dr. Marion "Moose" Herring is an orthopedic sports medicine physician with Dr. Rob Green Sports Chiropractor. We are lifetime endurance athletes.We are trier of most fads.We are maker of many mistakes.We are husbands, fathers, sports med docs, and athletes just trying to be the best us. read less
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#25 Can Mindset Be Your Secret Weapon:  Learn the power of "...Yet"
Dec 10 2023
#25 Can Mindset Be Your Secret Weapon: Learn the power of "...Yet"
Inspired by the groundbreaking work of psychologist Carol S. Dweck. In this episode, we explore the dynamic interplay between two distinct attitudes that shape our approach to challenges, achievements, and personal growth.Understanding the Two Main Mindsets:1. Fixed Mindset:   - Individuals believe their abilities, intelligence, and talents are fixed traits, inherent and unchangeable.2. Growth Mindset:   - Individuals believe their abilities and intelligence can be developed through dedication, hard work, learning, and perseverance, fostering a belief in continuous improvement.Navigating Challenges:-Fixed Mindset:  Tends to avoid challenges, fearing failure as a reflection of inherent inability.- Growth Mindset:  Embraces challenges as opportunities for learning and skill development.View of Effort:-Fixed Mindset:  Views effort as fruitless, associating hard work with a lack of natural talent.-Growth Mindset:  Sees effort as a path to mastery, understanding that consistent hard work contributes to improvement.Response to Setbacks:-Fixed Mindset:* Interprets setbacks as a direct reflection of ability, possibly leading to giving up in the face of adversity.-Growth Mindset:* Views setbacks as temporary, integral to the learning process, bouncing back from failures as opportunities to learn and adapt.Feedback Reception:-Fixed Mindset: Less receptive to constructive criticism, viewing feedback as a judgment on inherent abilities.-Growth Mindset: Open to feedback, seeing it as valuable input for improvement, separate from personal worth.Mindset in Endurance Sports:- How does your mindset influence your approach to training, racing, and overcoming challenges?Exploring Mindset and Training:- Examine your attitude toward training and the importance of a growth mindset in embracing challenges.Mindset on Race Day Performance:- Can your mindset differ on race day?- How a growth mindset contributes to resiliency, adaptability, and perseverance during racing.Overcoming Setbacks and Challenges:- Address the inevitable setbacks and challenges faced in endurance sports.- How a growth mindset can lead to bouncing back, learning from failures, and continuing to progress.- Dive deeper into the concept of mindset by reading "Mindset" by Carol Dweck https://www.amazon.com/Mindset-Psychology-Carol-S-Dweck/dp/0345472322/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=mindset&qid=1702243512&sr=8-3
#24 Winter Warriors: Redefining "Off-Season" - HUB's Hurricane Periodization
Dec 3 2023
#24 Winter Warriors: Redefining "Off-Season" - HUB's Hurricane Periodization
In Episode #24 Join us, Dr. Moose Herring and Dr. Rob Green, as we share our insights on redefining the "off-season,"  and introduce HUB's innovative Hurricane Periodization. We dive deep into questions surrounding the concept of being "off" and explore whether taking it easy or relentlessly pursuing aggressive goals year-round is truly beneficial. Drawing parallels with the cyclical nature of hurricanes, we examine the importance of adopting a strategic and dynamic approach to training and how it can influence your athletic training and long-term health.Are you currently weathering the storm with a big build-up of intensity? Perhaps you're emerging from the storm and need to address the aftermath, focusing on repairing and strengthening. Or maybe you find yourself in a phase of clear skies, where you can prioritize less turbulent training to maintain a solid foundation.Join us for a breakthrough discussion that promises to reshape your perspective on training structure. Discover how embracing the ebb and flow of your athletic journey can lead to improved performance and a more well-rounded approach to your fitness goals. This episode is packed with insights that will empower you to navigate your training landscape with wisdom and precision. Don't miss out on this enlightening conversation that could redefine your entire athletic experience. This episode is a testament to our personal battles, victories, and the lessons we've learned along the way as family men, professionals, and lifetime endurance athletes.  Trust us, you don't want to miss out on these tried-and-true insights from seasoned experts in sports medicine and endurance sports. So, strap on your headphones, and let's get started!Check us out at hubtrainingcenter.comFollow us on:https://www.instagram.com/hubtraining/https://www.facebook.com/HUBtrainingCenter
#23 Should You Use a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM)?
Nov 18 2023
#23 Should You Use a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM)?
In today's episode, we're putting the spotlight on continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and its implementation for us as athletes.  We explore what a CGM is and how it works and Dr. Herring breaks down the science behind these wearable devices, explaining how they provide real-time data on blood sugar levels, allowing athletes to gain insights into their body's response to different foods and activities.Discover the practical applications of CGMs for athletes as we explore how monitoring blood sugar levels can lead to better nutrition choices. From pre-workout fueling strategies to post-exercise recovery, we'll uncover how CGMs empower athletes to optimize their metabolic efficiency, enhancing both short-term performance and long-term health.In this episode, we'll emphasize the age-old adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Explore how proactive monitoring of blood sugar levels can serve as a powerful tool in preventing potential health issues down the road. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or someone embarking on a fitness journey, this episode is packed with valuable information that can help you make informed choices for your nutrition, performance, and long-term health. Tune in to HUB Life and discover how continuous glucose monitoring can help you make informed and smart decisions.hubtrainingcenter.comCGM Dexcom G7:  https://www.dexcom.com/en-usSuperSapiens:  https://www.supersapiens.com/
#21 The Little Things That Lead to Big Results: A Runner's Guide to Longevity and Performance
Oct 14 2023
#21 The Little Things That Lead to Big Results: A Runner's Guide to Longevity and Performance
In the world of running, it's often the simplest actions that make the biggest impact. We've all heard the saying that "consistency is king," and it couldn't be truer in the realm of running. It's not about making big changes or chasing the latest trends; it's the little things you do consistently that can lead to improved longevity and enhanced performance.PRE-RUN: Setting the Stage for SuccessBefore you lace up your running shoes and hit the pavement, there are several key steps to ensure your body is primed for the journey ahead.1.  Dynamic Warm-Up: Just as you wouldn't start your car in the dead of winter without letting it warm up, your body needs a proper warm-up. Dynamic stretches and movements help increase blood flow, loosen tight muscles, and prepare your joints for the impact of running. Nike's Myrtl Program is an excellent starting point.  The programs are linked below.2. Fuel Appropriately: Tailor your pre-run nutrition to the type of session you have planned. For shorter and easier runs, you can rely on your fat stores and work on your metabolic efficiency. For more intense sessions, provide your body with the carbohydrates it needs. Stabilize blood sugar with a pre-workout snack or drink, and consider products like UCAN for longer runs.3. Hydrate:Begin your day already hydrated to prevent muscle cramps and decreased performance. Consistent hydration over days is crucial to maintaining proper fluid balance. Electrolyte supplements like LMNT, Skratch, or Liquid IV can be useful for post-exercise hydration.DURING THE RUN: Listen to Your BodyAs you hit the road or trail, the way you approach your run can significantly impact your long-term health and performance.1. Warm Up Gradually:Avoid diving straight into your workout. Start with a slow, easy pace to allow your muscles and cardiovascular system to adjust, reducing the risk of injury.2. Fuel for Longer Sessions: For runs exceeding 60 minutes, consider supplemental nutrition. Maintain energy levels with gels, chews, or real food, aiming for 30-60g of carbohydrates per hour after the first 60 minutes. Avoid running on an empty tank.3. Listen to Your Body:Technology is a valuable tool, but don't forget to listen to your body. Pay attention to discomfort, pain, or signs of fatigue. Your body's signals are essential to avoid overexertion and injuries.POST-RUN: Recovery and ReplenishmentThe minutes and hours following your run are critical for recovery and future performance.1. Immediate Nutrition:The first 60 minutes post-training is when your muscles are most receptive to replenishment. Refuel with carbohydrates and protein to aid recovery, metabolic health, and body composition.2. Hydration: Measure your post-run water loss by weighing yourself before and after a 60-minute run without taking any fluids or bathroom breaks. Make up for this loss during the day.3. Evening Stretch: While it's crucial to maintain flexibility, avoid intense stretching immediately after a workout. Save comprehensive stretching routines for later in the day or before bedtime. Develop the habit of spending 5-10 minutes on self-care stretching.In summary, the secret to long-term running success lies in the consistency of your actions. Small, regular efforts can lead to significant improvements in both your longevity as a runner and your overall performance. Remember, it's not the grand gestures, but the everyday habits that can transform you from an average runner into a thriving, injury-free, and high-performing athlete. So, lace up, stay consistent, and enjoy the journey towards becoming a better runner.
#20 Maximizing Gains, Minimizing Pains: Successful Cross Training and Active Recovery to Make You a Better Runner
Sep 23 2023
#20 Maximizing Gains, Minimizing Pains: Successful Cross Training and Active Recovery to Make You a Better Runner
Ever wondered why you can't seem to break through your marathon times despite logging countless miles? Do you find yourself continually battling injuries? Then grab your headphones and get ready to revolutionize your training approach. This episode dives headfirst into the world of cross-training during marathon prep, debunking misconceptions and highlighting the vital role of active recovery.Join us as we share our personal experiences and hard-earned knowledge about strategically timing strength-building workouts and cross-training sessions to optimize your performance. We uncover the secret power of swimming fitness, discuss the importance of periodization, and even get expert advice from Dr. Herring on why there's no such thing as a recovery run. We also challenge the status quo by discussing the risks of running too often and the importance of listening to your body to prevent injuries.Finally, we round up with practical tips on body maintenance, including optimal timing for different types of runs, advice on hip extension exercises, and the benefits of swimming for recovery. Listen to valuable insights aimed at endurance athletes, casual runners, and everyone in between. Whether you're training for your first marathon or your fiftieth, you can't afford to miss this episode as it could be the key to unlocking your potential and improving your overall fitness. So tune in, and let's hit the ground running!Key Run Specific Mobility:Cat/Cow Spinal Warm-uphttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1JnDGL7H7Y&list=PLZO-mex6c7t1zkAK3D1F6Sj1LIlsbxiOq&index=11Thoracic Mobility:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uV2yHzTREE&list=PLZO-mex6c7t1zkAK3D1F6Sj1LIlsbxiOq&index=7Brettzel Stretch:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhrFHLyMs3g&list=PLZO-mex6c7t1zkAK3D1F6Sj1LIlsbxiOq&index=13Lie Leg Over Stretchhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3MDW1i_XIo&list=PLZO-mex6c7t1zkAK3D1F6Sj1LIlsbxiOq&index=3Thread Needle Exercisehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgff50NResE&list=PLZO-mex6c7t1zkAK3D1F6Sj1LIlsbxiOq&index=12More Self Care Exercises on Active Recovery + Performance YouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuGQ55rBwXshvOtKiOYJcWA
#19 Running Form Demystified:  3 Game-Changing Tips for Efficiency
Sep 17 2023
#19 Running Form Demystified: 3 Game-Changing Tips for Efficiency
In a world inundated with running advice and information, it's easy to get lost in the noise. But fear not, because in this episode, we dive deep into the art of running form, demystifying the intricacies that can make you an efficient runner. Whether you're a seasoned marathoner or just lacing up your sneakers for the first time, understanding your run gait is crucial.Join us as we explore the three key features of your run gait that can transform your running experience:1.  Good Neutral Posture with Forward Lean:  We'll break down the importance of maintaining a strong, neutral posture with a forward lean. Discover how this fundamental element can revolutionize your running efficiency.  Most runners think "running tall" is good form.  But running is a forward lean so tall is not good advice.  Think of a neutral posture and forward lean like someone is pulling your heart to the finish line.2. The Foot Strike Debate: We cut through the confusion surrounding the foot strike debate. Instead of obsessing over foot position, we focus on landing with a vertical or forward shin at the strike—let your foot do what it naturally does.  In the world of overstriding,  it's the shin angle that puts the brakes on during your gait cycle.  One simple change often puts your foot where it belongs and you simply let the foot work the way it was designed.Perfecting the Swing Phase: Learn the secrets of a good Swing phase, getting your heel up and your shin vertical at toe-off before your thigh drive. This back-end focus is essential for efficiency and enhancing your pace.Efficient running isn't just about covering miles; it's about mastering the nuances of your gait. Join us as we uncover the secrets to becoming a more efficient, powerful, and graceful runner.Tune in to this podcast episode for insights that will take your running form to the next level. Whether you're aiming for a personal best or simply want to enjoy your runs more, this episode is your guide to achieving your running goals.Don't let the noise of running advice overwhelm you—let us demystify running form and help you become the best runner you can be.Some of our favorite run drills:Posture:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iecA-F7Hf2IA-Skip:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jc55qHEISDkButt Kick:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7si1cCwUKwwww.hubtrainingcenter.comhttps://www.facebook.com/HUBtrainingCenterhttps://www.instagram.com/hubtraining/Subscribe to our podcast for more expert insights and practical tips on running, fitness, and overall wellness. And don't forget to share this blog post with fellow runners who are looking to enhance their running form and efficiency.
#18 Lace Up Your Shoes - It's Marathon Trainig Time!
Aug 28 2023
#18 Lace Up Your Shoes - It's Marathon Trainig Time!
Lace up your running shoes and join us for an empowering episode of HUB Life! In Episode 18, we dive deep into crafting a personalized 12-week plan that will not only prepare you for your best marathon but also foster holistic health and strength. Whether you're a seasoned runner or taking your first steps into the world of marathons, this episode will guide you through a comprehensive program that encompasses run training, strength training, mobility work, and a progressive approach to ensure you cross that finish line with confidence.Dr. Moose Herring and Dr. Rob Green are your guides on this journey, offering valuable insights, expert tips, and actionable advice to help you reach your marathon goals while prioritizing your overall well-being. This episode will cover:Creating Your Run Training Strategy: Discover how to structure your runs effectively, incorporating distance, tempo, and interval training to build both endurance and speed. Our experts share strategies for avoiding overtraining and reducing the risk of injury.Unlocking Strength Training's Benefits: Learn why strength training is a crucial component of marathon preparation. Our experts break down the exercises that target key muscle groups, improve running economy, and enhance overall body strength.Prioritizing Mobility for Longevity: Mobility work is often overlooked but plays a pivotal role in your marathon journey. Tune in to find out how to enhance your flexibility, prevent muscle imbalances, and maintain proper running mechanics.The 12-Week Progressive Program: Gain exclusive access to a comprehensive 12-week marathon training plan. We reveal how to gradually increase mileage, incorporate cross-training days, and strategically integrate recovery periods for optimal performance.Fueling Your Success: Nutrition is a cornerstone of any training program. Our experts share guidelines for fueling your body with the right nutrients to optimize performance, aid recovery, and support your overall health.Mindset and Mental Resilience: A marathon is not just a physical challenge; it's a mental one too. Discover techniques to cultivate a strong and positive mindset that will carry you through tough training days and across that finish line.Whether you're aiming for a personal best time, your first marathon medal, or simply want to prioritize your well-being, this episode has something for everyone. Join us on HUB Life as we guide you through a 12-week plan that integrates the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of marathon training, ensuring you emerge not only as a stronger runner but a more resilient individual.Tune in and embark on your journey to a healthier, stronger, and more empowered you. Don't miss Episode 18 of HUB Life - available on all major podcast platforms. Let's make your marathon dreams a reality!
#17 Reignite: Mastering Life's Reset Button for Goal-Driven Transformation
Aug 20 2023
#17 Reignite: Mastering Life's Reset Button for Goal-Driven Transformation
Welcome to another invigorating episode of  HUB Life: Mastering Life's Reset Button for Goal-Driven Transformation!🎙️ In this episode, we're delving deep into the art of hitting the reset button in life and harnessing the power of transformation through focused training. Whether you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or simply seeking a fresh start, this episode is your guide to reigniting your inner fire and redefining your path toward success.Description:Life has a way of throwing curveballs, but it's in those moments that the possibility of a reset becomes more alluring than ever. Join us as we explore the five crucial steps to reigniting your life's engine and training yourself to not just adapt, but thrive.Step 1: Realize You Need a ResetWe kick off the episode by examining the signs that indicate it's time for a reset. Sometimes, taking a step back and giving yourself the space to breathe is the first and most vital move toward regaining your clarity. Learn how to let go of the guilt and embrace the power of a clean slate.Step 2: Be Realistic Where You Are NowAcknowledging your current state—both mentally and physically—is pivotal to crafting a sustainable reset strategy. We discuss ways to confront your current reality without self-judgment, allowing you to build a strong foundation for the journey ahead.Step 3: Focus on What You Can DoWe dive into the concept of realistic optimism. Discover how to shift your focus from what you can't control to what you can influence. By directing your energy towards attainable actions, you'll pave the way for small wins that accumulate into significant achievements.Step 4: Reset Your Goals That Excite YouGoals should inspire, not confine. We guide you through the process of redefining your aspirations, ensuring they align with your passions and values. Learn how to set meaningful goals that ignite your motivation and keep you committed for the long haul.Step 5: Have Fun!Resetting doesn't mean abandoning joy. In fact, having fun can and will enhance your results and make the process enjoyable. We share tips on how to maintain a sense of adventure while striving for your goals.Join us for an episode filled with insights, practical strategies, and real-life examples of resets leading to success. Whether you're seeking to rekindle a sense of purpose or completely reshape your path, this episode will empower you to master the art of resetting for goal-driven mindset. Remember, your journey is unique, but you don't have to navigate it alone. Tune in now and reignite your drive!Here are the links for Team Ryan and their story.  Let's help them get to Kona! Team Ryan and their Fundraising efforts:https://ironmanfoundation.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&participantID=3354Team Ryan https://youtube.com/watch?v=ZnPInmpBq3Q🔗 Listen on your favorite podcast platform or visit our website at www.hubtrainingcenter.com and hubtrainingcenter.com/blog/  to access show notes, resources, and content. Don't miss out on the opportunity to transform your life, one reset at a time.
#16 Racing and Training in the Heat: Staying Safe and Succeeding
Aug 6 2023
#16 Racing and Training in the Heat: Staying Safe and Succeeding
IntroductionAs global warming continues to impact our climate, living in regions like Richmond means dealing with scorching heat and relentless humidity. For athletes and fitness enthusiasts, these conditions can pose significant challenges to their performance and well-being. In this blog, we'll explore the science behind heat, its impact on the body, and effective strategies for training and racing in hot environments.Understanding the HeatBefore we delve into the training and racing aspects, let's understand the various factors that contribute to heat discomfort:1. Temperature:  The obvious one. High temperatures are uncomfortable and taxing on the body.2. Humidity:  The amount of moisture in the air affects how we feel the heat. Higher humidity levels make it feel even hotter.3. Heat Index: This factor combines temperature and humidity to give a measure of how hot it really feels to the human body.4. Dew Point: The temperature at which the air becomes saturated with moisture, leading to condensation (fog or precipitation). Higher dew points make the air feel muggy.The Problem with HeatThe human body operates best within a narrow temperature range of 98 to 103 degrees Fahrenheit (36.6 to 39.4 degrees Celsius). Going above or below this range can lead to serious health issues. To regulate temperature, our bodies employ four primary methods of heat loss:1. Radiation: The body emits heat in the form of infrared radiation.2. Convection: Heat is transferred away from the body through the movement of air or water over the skin.3. Conduction: Heat is lost through direct contact with cooler objects or surfaces.4. Evaporation: This crucial process sets humans apart, as sweat evaporates from the skin, carrying heat away from the body.Training in the Heat: Adaptation and BenefitsWhile heat can be challenging, training in hot conditions can offer real benefits to athletes. It usually takes around 10-14 days to acclimatize to a new environment. Here are some tips for effective heat training:1. Gradual Progression: Train at a steady or low heart rate for progressively longer periods in the heat. Consider these sessions as intensity workouts, and recover accordingly.2. Post-Workout Adaptation: After training, consider using a sauna or hot tub to encourage adaptation to the heat.3. Fluid Restriction: During heat training, restrict fluid intake slightly to promote physiological adaptations and tolerance to dehydration.Suggestions for Effective TrainingTo maximize your training effectiveness in the heat, follow these suggestions:1. Be Realistic: Adjust your expectations and pace during training sessions in extreme heat.2. Stay Hydrated: Drink electrolyte-rich fluids to maintain proper hydration levels.3. Time It Right: Schedule quality workouts or race-specific sessions during the cooler parts of the day.4. Acclimatize Gradually: Incorporate lower-effort 60-90 minute sessions to allow your body to acclimate to the heat.5. Stay Cool: Wear appropriate clothing to facilitate evaporation, keep exposed skin protected, and use light-colored, open headgear or a visor.Suggestions for RacingWhen it comes to racing in the heat, consider these tips for optimal performance:1. Stay Realistic: Set realistic goals and expectations based on the heat conditions.2. Hydrate Smartly: Consume electrolyte drinks and prehydrate throughout the week leading up to the race.3. Stay Cool on Race Day: Apply ice to your hands and clothing to stay as cool as possible before and during the race.
#15 Training, Community and Performance Insights from Richmond Triathlon Club President Adam Foldenauer
Jul 16 2023
#15 Training, Community and Performance Insights from Richmond Triathlon Club President Adam Foldenauer
In this episode of HUB Life, we dive into the world of triathlon and the remarkable work being done by Adam Foldenauer, President of the Richmond Triathlon Club. Join us as we explore his efforts to make triathlon accessible to all, lower the barrier to entry, and foster a multisport lifestyle that brings people together and enriches lives.Adam Foldenauer is a passionate advocate for triathlon and the transformative power it holds. As the President of the Richmond Triathlon Club, he leads a dedicated team that strives to create a supportive and inclusive community for triathletes of all levels. Through group workouts, training camps, and social events, they foster a sense of camaraderie that extends far beyond the sport itself.Triathlon can be intimidating for beginners, but Adam and his team understand this challenge. That's why the Richmond Triathlon Club has implemented a mentorship program, where experienced triathletes volunteer to guide and support beginners throughout their journey. They also organize open water swim clinics to help participants gain confidence in a friendly, non-competitive environment. Diversity and inclusivity are key focuses, ensuring that everyone feels welcome regardless of their background, age, or ability.Beyond the physical aspect, Adam explains the many great things that come along with the multisport lifestyle. Triathlon pushes individuals beyond their comfort zones, fostering mental resilience and personal growth. It's not just about physical fitness; it's about friendships, the sense of achievement, and the continuous pursuit of self-improvement. Triathletes often discover a newfound appreciation for discipline, time management, and goal setting, which translates into other areas of their lives. It's an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling journey.Join us as we dive into the world of triathlon, the impact of the Richmond Triathlon Club, and the exciting initiatives that are making this sport more accessible to all. Unleash the multisport lifestyle and discover the incredible benefits it can bring to your life.Links:https://www.richmondtriclub.com/https://www.facebook.com/RichmondTriClubhttps://www.instagram.com/rvatriclub/
#14 Beyond the Finish Line: What's your WHY?  And Happy Valley 70.3 Race Review
Jul 10 2023
#14 Beyond the Finish Line: What's your WHY? And Happy Valley 70.3 Race Review
In this episode, we review our Happy Valley 70.3 preparation and race.    Which then leads us to dive deeper into the "why" behind the things we do.  Most athletes are focused on what they do and how they do it, the key to long-term success lies in discovering and owning their "why" – the purpose, cause, or belief that inspires and drives them.Applying "Start With Why" in Your Life:Ask yourself, "What is my why?" Dig deep into your passions, values, and aspirations to uncover the core belief that fuels your actions. Once you have identified your why, strive to integrate it into every aspect of your life. Communicate it authentically to those around you, whether with family, at work, or with your friends, and watch as it ignites a sense of purpose around you.Harnessing the Power of Purpose:When we start with why, we tap into the core of inspiration and motivation that can propel us forward, even in the face of challenges. Our purpose becomes the compass guiding our decisions and actions, and it enables us to create a meaningful impact on the world. Try this simple exercise to find your why - Fill in the blanks.  Try this for family, work, and play:To  ______________________________________. (this is your contribution).So that _________________________________. (this is your impact)Links:Simon Sinek:  "Start With Why" -  https://simonsinek.com/books/start-with-why/YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF7YLGpOoz8TEDx Talk:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4ZoJKF_VuAHubtrainingcenter.comhttps://www.instagram.com/hubtraining/https://www.facebook.com/HUBtrainingCenter
#13 Conversation with Greg Hawkins Founder and Diretor of Kinetic Multisports - From new athletes to the sport, to competitive triathletes, to Collegiate Triathon - Greg does it all and does it extremely well.
Jun 25 2023
#13 Conversation with Greg Hawkins Founder and Diretor of Kinetic Multisports - From new athletes to the sport, to competitive triathletes, to Collegiate Triathon - Greg does it all and does it extremely well.
www.kineticmultisports.comwww.hubtrainingcenter.comWelcome to the HUB Life Podcast! In this episode, we have the pleasure of sitting down with Greg Hawkins, the founder, and director of Kinetic Multisports. Greg's incredible journey from the chemistry lab to small business owner has led him to create and oversee over 40 races throughout a four-state area.It all began in 2005 when Greg took a leap of faith and transitioned from the world of chemistry to become a small business owner. He founded the Virginia Triathlon series, consisting of nine races, as the starting point of his entrepreneurial venture. His passion and dedication paid off, as by 2010, he expanded his reach by launching the Maryland Triathlon series.Greg's ambition knew no bounds, and in 2017, he acquired Piranha-Sports, a renowned race series, further bolstering his portfolio. In early 2018, he took his vision to the next level by establishing Kinetic Multisports, a unifying force that brought together 50 races across Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.With over 40 events and more than 15,000 athletes participating annually, Greg's role as the founder and director of Kinetic Multisports is nothing short of inspiring. He is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company, ensuring that each athlete's experience is outstanding. Greg's expertise in strategy, marketing, project management, and logistics allows him to utilize his talents to help people achieve their dreams and live active, vibrant lives.But Greg's vision extends beyond organizing races. He has two major objectives close to his heart. Firstly, he aims to welcome new athletes to the sport by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment. Greg understands that triathlon can be an intimidating endeavor for newcomers, and he strives to break down barriers and provide the support and resources needed for individuals to confidently enter the world of endurance sports.Secondly, Greg is passionate about collegiate triathlon racing. He recognizes the importance of fostering and nurturing young talent in the sport, and Kinetic Multisports actively supports collegiate triathlon programs. By providing opportunities and platforms for collegiate athletes to compete and excel, Greg is instrumental in the growth and development of the next generation of triathletes.Join us as we delve into Greg Hawkins' remarkable story, exploring his journey from chemistry to the world of endurance sports. Gain insights into the challenges he faced, the triumphs he celebrated, and the invaluable lessons he learned along the way. Discover how Greg's commitment to welcoming new athletes and promoting collegiate triathlon racing is shaping the future of the sport. Get ready to be inspired and motivated to push beyond your limits as we dive into this captivating interview on HUB Life Podcast.
#11 Unlocking the Power Within: The Benefits of Strength Training for Endurance Athletes
Jun 5 2023
#11 Unlocking the Power Within: The Benefits of Strength Training for Endurance Athletes
In today's episode, we dive into the world of endurance athletes and discuss a game-changer that often goes overlooked—strength training. While endurance training is vital for long-distance runners, cyclists, and triathletes, incorporating strength training into their regimen can amplify performance and overall fitness. Join us as we uncover the incredible benefits of strength training for endurance athletes and why it's an essential piece of the puzzle.Enhancing Performance and Injury Prevention Endurance athletes often focus heavily on cardiovascular training, neglecting the importance of building strength. However, incorporating strength training into their routine can have significant benefits. By engaging in exercises that target muscle imbalances, endurance athletes can enhance their performance and improve efficiency. Stronger muscles provide a solid foundation, enabling athletes to maintain proper form and technique during long-distance events, which can lead to improved endurance and speed. Strength training plays a crucial role in injury prevention by reinforcing tendons, ligaments, and bones, reducing the risk of overuse injuries that endurance athletes often face.Enhanced Endurance and Energy Efficiency Contrary to popular belief, strength training doesn't hinder endurance performance; it enhances it. When endurance athletes strengthen their muscles, they improve their overall energy efficiency. A well-trained muscular system requires less effort to generate the same amount of force, resulting in reduced fatigue during long training sessions or races. This increased energy efficiency allows athletes to maintain a higher pace for a more extended period, translating to improved endurance. By optimizing their muscular endurance, athletes can achieve their goals and conquer new challenges.Injury Rehabilitation and Longevity Endurance athletes are not immune to injuries, and when setbacks occur, recovery becomes paramount. Strength training becomes a crucial tool during the rehabilitation process, helping athletes rebuild muscle strength and correct imbalances caused by injury.  Consistent and appropriate strength training can contribute to long-term joint health, bone density, and overall mobility, enabling endurance athletes to maintain an active lifestyle well beyond their competitive years.Conclusion: As an endurance athlete, it's crucial to recognize the remarkable benefits that strength training offers. From enhancing performance and speed to improving energy efficiency and preventing injuries, incorporating strength training into your regimen is a game-changer. By prioritizing strength alongside cardiovascular training, you unleash your true potential and take your endurance abilities to new heights. Remember, the strongest athletes are not just those with exceptional cardiovascular fitness; they are the ones who have tapped into the power of strength training.  Be the best UThank you for joining us on today's episode of HUB Life.  We hope you've gained valuable insights into the benefits of strength training for endurance athletes. Stay tuned for more exciting discussions on fitness, wellness, and optimizing your active lifestyle.
#10 Get Your Mind Right!  Do you give excuses or explanations?  Organization and accountability for a better YOU.
May 27 2023
#10 Get Your Mind Right! Do you give excuses or explanations? Organization and accountability for a better YOU.
List number 1:  Sunday Prep:It's difficult to schedule family, work, meetings, and training.   Be proactive rather than reactive to your weekly schedule. Set out the week: priority based on family, work, training, knowing crucial workoutscalendartodo listList number 2:   Gratitude list Each day 3 things you are grateful for. Can’t use the same thing every week. Makes you realize how good you have it.  Gives you joy, and appreciate and reach out to others.  Start the day off strong.  List number 3:  Make a list of what is not ideal. Get a whiteboard, put it in your pain cave or somewhere you will see it 1.     First Column: Write down on the board what is not ideal 2.     Second Column:  Write down why?   Is it an explanation or an excuse?   Call yourself out on your excuses.   Take ownership and create a solution. Excuses deny responsibility.Explanations allow for responsibility to be acknowledged, and the situation to be explored and understood. You take ownership!Excuses come from feelings of defensiveness that pop up when someone is feeling attacked. If you make an excuse it affects motivation and performance.Explanations occur when someone wants to be understood.3.     3rd Column: List the priority 0-5  ( 5 is a top priority, O means you have no control ) Consider Change!1.     When  you write it down you acknowledge it 2.     When you define it as an excuse or explanation you take responsibility for what is not ideal3.     Set the priority 4.     Define how you will deal with it or ignore it (out of your control)