This article takes about 10 minutes of quiet time, hope you enjoy it! As an athlete perseverance, determination and hard work invades our magical minds so we can push ourselves to new level of performances season after season. In sports like alpine & cross country skiing, figure skating, and biathlon for example, the skills requiredContinue reading TRAIL: CADENCE AND THE BRAIN
Tuesday December 24th, Chamonix It’s a perfect Christmas eve, afternoon to write. It’s stormy, dark outside and I have already been out for a great run. Now it’s time to stay warm & cozy ! Christmas is a good time to stop, share, enjoy, play, and exactly what I plan to do starting with thisContinue reading A CHRISTMAS CARD
This is a short blog but give yourself enough time to read so you can be creative! I apologize for not publishing an article in a while I have been busy writing my book with a short deadline! Staying focus is very important to achieve anything in life especially in sports, it’s called hard work,Continue reading MENTAL FLEXIBILITY – NEW POTENTIAL
Make sure you have 10 minutes to read this article, I will share insight on performance vs accomplishment, how we can benefit from cross-training, the effect of aging and how you can perform better! Photo credit: Yucca Films (me running around with the Yucca boys above le Signal in Chamonix) What really separates the topContinue reading PERFORMANCE VS ACCOMPLISHMENT
On this Christmas eve I would like to wish you a very special Christmas filled with snow, mountain adventures, quality down time, friends, family, good health, great fitness… and hope your wishes come true! It’s been a very special year for me and the X-Training School and I would like to take this time toContinue reading MERRY CHRISTMAS – JOYEUX NOëL!
This article takes about 5minutes to read and maybe a few more minutes to review key points! ITB Syndrome is all around me, I regularly have friends, colleagues, clients suffering from it and asking questions, I get emails asking for information, all have something in common; can’t get rid of the pain, discomfort and areContinue reading THE TRUTH ABOUT ITB SYNDROME!
Being inspired is something I always nurture and gets me going in life, even more so then setting goals. In work, projects, training, learning, being inspired is key to happiness and success. (Sounds like an add!) I’ve been running since the age of 10, competing since I was 12 years old but I don’t callContinue reading GET INSPIRED!
This article is not about promoting any specific diets or food but to inform the mountain endurance athletes on fueling & hydration strategies. A quick read, takes about 5 minutes and maybe 8 to process! You run or ride or both, train for long distance, you want to gain more endurance, get faster, you desireContinue reading PERFORM BETTER AND RECOVER FASTER THROUGH FOOD AND HYDRATION
The following article is a quick read, take a few minutes to invest in your Achilles tendon! With my work as a sport med consultant, teaching continuing ed in sports rehab center, and my hands-on work with professional athletes, I constantly witness how Achilles injuries is one of the most frustrating overuse injury for anContinue reading THE RUNNER’S OVERUSE ACHILLES
Strength is often the first word that comes to mind when describing one’s athletic accomplishment, impressive mental focus, and dedication to training. It’s also one of the most overused word in the athletic world. “Five key exercises to build core strength.’ “Learn how best to improve your mental strength.’ “He must be so strong toContinue reading WHAT’S YOUR STRENGTH?
This article takes about 10 minutes to read, enjoy! This article is for the ones of you who enjoy training in the mountains, love endurance and prefer moving uphill then flat! Being able to move faster, for longer, in steeper terrain without the legs burning is the dream of every mountain endurance athlete. That dreamContinue reading BECOME A FAT BURNING ENDURANCE MACHINE!
This article is a quick read, about 10 minutes grab a piece of paper and pen, enjoy! THE BODY constantly message you by priorities what you need. It’s fabulous, it’s a free service the brain offers you and no app needed! The bonus and most important of it all, it prioritize what you need. It’sContinue reading LISTEN TO YOUR GUT AND BODY!
Creativity is sitting in all of us (like strength!) but it’s not always explored; some more than others due to talent, exposure, or opportunities. Creativity is in every aspect of life not just in art. To exercise, train, race, to plan adventures, to push our mental & physical boundaries is no different than writing orContinue reading A PASSION PROJECT
Winter mode is just around the corner and we are all excited to change gear, train differently, enjoy fresh powder instead of running downhill for 1000 meters! Late November is a good time to focus on our bodies, assess where we are at after the summer/fall season, change and/or add some new training techniques, andContinue reading THE HAMSTRING MUSCLE: THE NEGLECTED MOUNTAIN ENDURANCE MACHINE!
Tissue tolerance is the foundation of the body’s ability to perform and protect itself from injury. The inefficiencies and movement dysfunctions can cause the tissue to work harder and burn more energy. The fatigue creates more stress, requires more effort and at times pain. Pain is not a signal from damaged tissue informing us weContinue reading UNDERSTANDING PAIN, TIGHTNESS, SORENESS AND HOW TO MAKE IT BETTER