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Why Olders Runners Need To Train Differently

If you are a past 40 runner you need to listen to this.Older runners need to incorporate strength training into their training program because:As you age you lose muscle mass unless you are specifically counteracting it - usual is around 200g per year. So by 70 you can have lost 30-40% of your muscle. This can lead to a higher body fat percentage and less stability in your body's key running muscle groups Running is also a catabolic form of exercise meaning it tends to eat muscle mass, which le...

July 19, 2019

The power of the state of gratitude

The more I research and learn about the mind and the older I get the more I understand the power of the state of gratitude. It's one of the highest states that we can be in and releases hormones into our system that actually change how we feel and lower the stress hormones we release. Becoming more concious of being grateful is something we can work on constantly. Every time we get annoyed, frustrated, angry at some we need to try and stop and catch that negative thought, own it and underst...

July 10, 2019

Running, Health and Fitness Podcasts we love

We are passionate about running, fitness, health and mindset  and want to share with you some of the great resources we have found (besides our wonderful resource of course) that will help inspire, educate and motivate you with your running. We are also passionate podcasters both as consumers of great podcasts and producers of our own show so we want to the get the word about how great a resource podcasts are for whatever you want to learn. So without further adieu here are our top pic...

July 7, 2019

How much protein do you really need?

Athletes whether they be endurance athletes or strength athletes need more protein than the sedentary person.Protein expedites healing, recovery and your immune system function and provides building blocks for new cells it also helps the body produce hormones and enzymes.  However protein isn’t a good fuel source for an athlete, it takes too many metabolic processes to break down efficiently for fast energy production.  The amount of protein an athlete will need depends on their gend...

July 2, 2019

Running Injuries

This week’s blog will help you with prevention and management of most lower limb tendinopathies including plantar fasciitis, achilles, hamstring, patella and hip tendinopathies. The information provided will cover 95% of cases out there, I am aware rare presentations may all outside of this advice. Here we go. 1. A tendon reaction will always be due to a sudden overload: As I have discussed before, every tendon in the body has a certain load capacity. If you train just below this capacity in t...

June 30, 2019

Runners - What is your VO2max and how important is it

Can you improve your God given vo2 max? and is it an accurate predictor of your athletic capacity. VO2max stands for maximal oxygen uptake and refers to the amount of oxygen your body is capable of utilizing in one minute. It is a measure of your capacity for aerobic work and can be a predictor of your potential as an endurance athlete. However its more important to note your velocity at vo2 max as well. Put simply, your VO2 max is a numerical measurement of your body’s ability to co...

June 27, 2019

THE RUNNERS HOME GYM - WHAT YOU NEED

Gyms can be daunting not to mention expensive places to workout at and if you aren't into massive weightlifting then you don’t necessarily need 90% of the equipment there. Here I take people through some basic and some quirky pieces of equipment that are relatively inexpensive to buy but that will keep you challenged, fit and strong for your chosen sport and for general health. These items are especially suited to runners who shouldn’t neglect their strength work in order to be able to ...

June 22, 2019

HOW TO STOP FEAR RULING YOUR LIFE

Does fear limit you and stop you reaching your full potential? If you want to learn how to take control of your fears and to move forward despite them let Coach Lisa, who has faced her fair share of terrifying moments in life, share her insights For more information on Lisa's holistic run coaching systems and to download her free "How to run faster, stronger, longer without burnout and injuries" go to WWW.RUNNINGHOTCOACHING.COM/EBO... For more information on Lisa's MINDSETU - an online cour...

June 14, 2019

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU FALL OFF THE WAGON WITH YOUR DIET/EXERCISE

We have all done it.. set out all excited on a new training regime or nutrition plan then become derailed by something, lost our way, fell off the proverbial bandwagon.  In this episode Ultra Endurance Athlete Lisa and Exercise Scientist Neil Wagstaff give their greatest tips for staying motivated, changing the stories running in your head, getting past limiting beliefs and changing your moods and emotions so you can stay focussed and reach those long held dreams  We would like to than...

June 7, 2019

THE ART OF SELF LOVE - KIM MORRISON

This week Lisa speaks to the amazing Kim Morrison a woman who wears so many hats its hard to put her in any one box. A world record holding Ultramarathon runner, Author of 5 books, Essential Oils and Aromatherapist, Founder of the chemical free skin care and organic essential oil company Twenty8.com. Podcaster, wife to famous Cricket player Danny Morrison and all round incredible woman Kim shares her life story in this show and gives insights into how you can achieve true self love and self acce...

June 5, 2019

THE WARRIOR MENTALITY - HOW TO NEVER GIVE UP

Kerwin Rae - business mastery expert and human performance specialists interviews Lisa Tamati Pro ultra endurance athlete, author and coach about her career and her philosophies.Watch entire episode on Kerwins "Unstoppable" Podcast or on Lisa's "Pushing the Limits" podcast. Learn about the power of mental toughness, tenacity, resilience and persistence and how you can harness the power to reach your potential Subscribe to the "Unstoppable" Podcast https://www.kerwinrae.com/podcast Lisa's Podcas...

May 25, 2019

The importance of Diaphragmatic Breathing

Diaphragmatic breathing has many benefits for our mind and body. It helps you increase your lung capacityhelps you slow your heart rate down Lowers your cortisol levels improve your immunity  In video Lisa's discusses how to to do it and how often.  If you want to transform your body this year, lose fat and tone up then check out Lisa’s “Pushing the Limits’ Body Transformation program complete with customised full body workouts aimed at optimising fat loss and toni...

May 24, 2019

STRETCHING ADVICE FOR RUNNERS FROM THE STRETCH DOC JOHN VIGIL

Dr John talks with Adventure Athlete/Author Lisa Tamati  about the importance of Fascial stretching for runners.  Lisa and John filmed this interview in Leh before La Ultra the High race 222km over the two highest passes in the world. Dr John was crewing for Molly Sheridan of the USA.   John is the go to Stretch doctor for many extreme endurance athletes and knows his stuff inside out  For more information on Lisa's holistic run coaching systems and to download her ...

May 15, 2019

WHAT ARE OBESOGENS AND WHY THEY MIGHT BE SABOTAGING YOUR WEIGHTLOSS PLANS

This blog is about a little known term called "Obesogens". What are they you might ask and ooh they sound nasty. Well they are. Read on to find out if you are affected. From a definition standpoint Obesogens are anything that promotes obesity.  Possible obesogenic factors include excessive food intake, lack of exercise, insufficient sleep, antipsychotic drugs, late pregnancy and some environmental pollutants but in this blog I wanted to concentrate on just the environmental pollutants&...

May 14, 2019

Kerwin Rae & Lisa Tamati discuss High Performance and being Unstoppable

Kerwin Rae is one of the world's leading Business Mastery teachers and human performance experts. His seminars and masterminds attract thousands and his social media has impacted over 1 billion lives.  In this interview he interview Ultra Endurance Athlete, Coach, Author and high performance Expert Lisa Tamati on what it takes to beat the odds, achieve the extraordinary and to push the limits of human endurance. They discuss everything from dealing with physical and emotional pain to f...

May 7, 2019

THE POWER AND IMPORTANCE OF BEING RESILIENT

THE POWER AND IMPORTANCE OF BEING RESILIENT Be willing to get knocked down Getting get knocked down doesn’t say much about you; it’s how you get up that determines whether you will ultimately succeed, so see setbacks as opportunities for your personal growth. Instead of looking at the first bump in the road as an excuse to turn around and head home, use it as an opportunity to inform your game plan and adjust your strategy. ...use it as an opportunity to inform your game plan and adjust y...

April 26, 2019

PRODUCT & GEAR REVIEW- TAILWIND, CRAMPFIX, ORANGE MUD, ALPINAMENTE SUNGLASSES

In this video  Lisa Tamati coaching at Running Hot interviews Mark Drew who is an expert on Tailwind nutrition, Orange Mud hydration systems, Crampfix and Alpinamente Sunglasses takes us through the ins and outs of all these products and explains why you should try them out on your event or training run or bike. For more info you can get in touch with Mark or buy the products at www.tailwindnutrition.co.nz and www.zerotwenty2.co.nz If you want to transform your body this year, lose fat...

April 25, 2019

How to run for over 24 hours at a time.

Recently I had a curly question from one of our amazing athletes at Running Hot who was doing a very different type of Ultra. Below is his question and my answer.  This will help people doing any sort of long distance but in particular, 12, 24 hour races or circuit races where its about consistency over a long period of time and pacing and energy management.  QUESTION: I am doing a backyard ultra in two weeks.. a last person standing event.. never ran farther than an 85k ultra.. t...

April 22, 2019

THE NEED FOR SPEED

As long distance or ultra runners do you need speed work? As an ultra runner or someone preparing to become one, the question arises; Do I need to do speed work?  Below details  the information to make an informed decision on whether you need to include speed work yet, or at all. We will consider the benefits of it, the dangers, how to do structure it, and the different types of speed work. From the outset let me state my position;  I believe you can run ultras and never do speed ...

April 19, 2019

THE DREADED SIDE STITCH - HOW TO AVOID IT

There's a number of things that can be causing it but one of the main things is problems with the diaphragm; not getting enough blood supply to the diaphragm. What could be happening if this happens to you regularly is that you are breathing incorrectly; so using the top third of your chest rather than learning to breathe deeply with using the diaphragm. If you think this may be the cause there are some exercises you can do to make you more aware of your way of breathing and developing your bell...

April 18, 2019

INTERVAL TRAINING FOR RUNNERS AND HOW TO BUY RUNNING SHOES

In this video Lisa talks about the benefits and how to do interval training and how to buy the right pair of running shoes. If you want to transform your body this year, lose fat and tone up then check out Lisa’s “Pushing the Limits’ Body Transformation program complete with customised full body workouts aimed at optimising fat loss and toning and customised meal plans made specifically for you, your body, your lifestyle and your goals all nutritionist certified go toHTTPS://INFO.LISATAMAT...

April 12, 2019

TOPS TIPS FOR TRAIL RUNNERS

This week Lisa shares her best tips for running trail races. Tips on running uphill, tip for the downhill, hydration and electrolytes, nutrition.  Getting the best shoes, blister prevention, mental tactics and more  A must listen to video if you want to shortcut your path for running success.  Pushing the Limits - Ultimate Body Transformation programme. If you want to transform your body, transform your mind and your life in 2019 check out Lisa' revolutionary new program. The...

April 11, 2019

Re-energise with this 10 Minute Breathing Exercise

Want to refocus and re-energise your body? Try breathing exercises. Breathing properly is a sometimes underestimated, but critical building block of good health. Slow, deep breathing gets rid of carbon dioxide waste and carries plenty of fresh oxygen to your brain and muscles.If you can breathe efficiently at rest, you will be better equipped to do the same during your workouts and you will be able to perform better.Try to make some time each day to concentrate on your breathing. Try out the fol...

April 11, 2019

Tips for running in the heat - Part One

Running in the heat can be brutal for the inside of your body as well as the outside.At the physiological level you are forced to run slower than you would at lower temperatures and the effort required to run your usual pace will be beyond your abilities. So personal bests aren’t to be expected.For every 10 degrees celsius in increase of temperature above 12 degree you can  expect drop performance or your time by about 1.5% to 3 % for a road marathon (just to give you a comparison, on the...

April 11, 2019

Sometimes learning to do something new can be tough!

Learning to do something new, in sports and in life, can be tough. Remember that feeling when you start learning something for the first time, whether it be a sport, driving a car or a new language. Sometimes you just struggle.  But remember when you kept going, pushed through the challenges and finally got it. Hold onto that sense of achievement -- the feeling is pretty darn great! Understanding the four stages of learning can make the process easier. It can help you overcom...

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