A workout playlist I’m using in my spin classes this week

Listen to Deep endurance Spin 1 by Scott on Apple Music.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/playlist/deep-endurance-1/idpl.b52dc71879b64740a212bf2a7e7a2dea

“ Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. ” – Arthur Schopenhauer

NYTimes: Ask Well: Can You Drink Too Much Water?

Read the article. Read the last paragraph. Read it again.
Yes.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/19/ask-well-can-you-drink-too-much-water/?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

Dehydration can be dangerous during exercise, but is it possible to drink too much water?

“ Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. ” – Arthur Schopenhauer

NYTimes: Questions About Coffee and Health: We Have Some Answers

Further coffee clarifications.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/13/upshot/more-about-coffee-and-health.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

Responding to readers’ questions about decaf, tea and more.

“ Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. ” – Arthur Schopenhauer

Those Mysterious Extra Shoelace Holes On Your Sneakers Actually Serve A Brilliant Purpose

Wow. I never knew this, but I’m trying it out today today to see if I feel the different fit. If you try it let me know in the comments what you think!

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/7254758?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063

“ Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. ” – Arthur Schopenhauer

NYTimes: More Consensus on Coffee’s Benefits Than You Might Think

I’ve been following the research, and telling people this for years…maybe people will start waking up to one of the true wonders of holistic health! If not, please, stop chastising me for how much I drink, I won’t even count coffee as one of my vices anymore!

Happy days.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/12/upshot/more-consensus-on-coffees-benefits-than-you-might-think.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share

A review of studies shows that coffee’s reputation as being unhealthy is undeserved, with the potential health benefits surprisingly large.

“ Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. ” – Arthur Schopenhauer

Training with Intent

INTENT. 1 a : the act or fact of intending : purpose; b : the state of mind with which an act is done

When you go to the gym and exercise/train, what is your intent? That is, what do you intend to accomplish? Do you even think about it, or do you just go to the gym and “do a bunch of stuff” and hope for the best? If so, have you thought about what you’re actually hoping for?

It’s shocking how many people in the gym never think about any of this. Working out without intent is akin to being given a destination to a town somewhere in North America that you never heard of, and told to find your way there without using a road map, gps, or any other device more complicated than asking random people for directions. Good luck finding your way. You might, but it’s not likely.

Intent can be very personal if you actually have any, but I’m going to try to break it up into a few categories; some specific and some necessarily broad and vague, in alphabetical order since importance is an individual decision:

1: Anaerobic- body building/body shaping
2: Aerobic/anaerobic-weigh loss/weight management
3: Aerobic/anaerobic-cardiovascular health
4: Aerobic-Athletic endurance performance
5: Anaerobic-Athletic performance for strength and power
6: Aerobic/Anaerobic-sports specific performance
7: Anaerobic-anti aging
8: Aerobic/Anaerobic-Health
9: Entertainment
10:Social

Once you’ve chosen the intention of your exercise, you have the opportunity to make an informed choice about what kind of exercises to engage in. Want to train for the next NYC marathon?  Do you want to just finish, or are you trying to see how fast you can finish? #’s 2,3,4,6 apply to you for sure, #’s 9 and 10 might if performance isn’t an issue. Engaging in exercises that adhere to #’s 1,5,7 could prove very counter productive to your immediate goals.

In the coming weeks I’ll touch on training methodologies to best carry out each of the above categories.

NYTimes.com: Cornell?s Chocolate Milk Fills Refueling Gap

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Cornell?s Chocolate Milk Fills Refueling Gap

By SETH BERKMAN

At Cornell, the benefits of having an on-campus dairy extend beyond a diverse dining hall menu to helping change workout recovery habits.

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