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8 Week Strength Training Program For Runners

Here is what you will learn: Maybe youʼre a struggling new runner, maybe youʼre a seasoned professional, whatever the case we hope you find a nugget or two in this guide to help you get more out of your training. 1. Whether it's your first 5km or your hundredth ultramarathon, you’ll learn our holistic training system that is simple to understand and to stick to. 2. Our 5 pillars approach which is very different than most coaches out there - Run Sessions, Mobility Workouts, Strength, Nutritio...

April 4, 2020

Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor - What it does and how to increase it

In this article I wanted to do a deep dive into a very important protein that your body makes known as BDNF or Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor. What the heck is that you might well ask and why should I care? Well it's a very important ubiquitous protein in the brain that has a massive impact on the health of your brain and your mood and behaviour and your ability to function at optimal levels.  It's produced by the BDNF gene which plays a crucial role in maintaining neural plast...

March 28, 2020

Relentless Leadership - Lisa to guest on the Active CEO Podcast

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Lisa Tamati about relentless leadership in life as we go all in on saving her mums life, overcoming the toughest ultra-marathon races in the world, the GRIT to overcome adversity, and going above and beyond medical advice to find a solution for her mum. We also talk about imposter syndrome, the importance of hope, optimising your DNA, and learning how to pivot and change direction in life.ACTIVE CEO PODCAST Listen here Lisa Tamat...

March 24, 2020

How Contagious is the Corona Virus and all the facts you need to know

Lisa interviews this week Dr Mansoor Mohammed immunologist on what exactly makes the Covid-19 virus so dangerous, how it's transmitted, how it enters the body and what it does once it's there.He talks about who exactly fits in the high risk group and how long the virus can live outside of its human host on various surfaces. They also discuss how containing it and taking drastic action will not stop the spread but slow the spread and therefore the load on the public health system so as not to co...

March 22, 2020

New Updates from Dr Mansoor Mohammed Immunologist and functional Genomics Scientist on Corona Virus

Two days ago we posted another article from World Leading Functional Genomics Scientist and Immunologist Dr Mansoor Mohammed on the Corona Virus. Information without the hype and just the facts. Dr Mohammed has now added this article to the information he wants to share with people about Corona Viruses ability to survive outside the human host and much more  Dr Mansoor states: The data collected by Dr. Doremalen and colleagues demonstrate that:1. SARS-CoV-2 can survive in the aerosolized d...

March 18, 2020

Leading Functional Genomics Scientist Dr Mohammed on the Corona Virus

Dr Mansoor Mohammed is the author of this article. He was just this week featured on our podcast "Pushing the Limits". You can listen to that episode  on 'Hacking your Genes' here:Podcast Dr. Mohammed is the Founder and President of ManaGene considered one of the most innovative leaders in the emerging personalised medicine and lifestyle genomics space. Dr. Mohammed is widely regarded as a pioneer in medical genomics and has been the recipient of multiple academic and industry awards. ...

March 14, 2020

OF LOVE AND GRATITUDE AND PAYING IT FORWARD

I just wanted to say thanks for your attention over the past couple of weeks as we get ready to launch my new book “Relentless”. It’s been one hell of a journey to get to this point both from mum’s rehabilitation point of view and from the book writing and publishing side. I am beyond grateful to every single person on both of these journeys who contributed to the mission. Without a fantastic bunch of people around me none of this would be possible and so it’s time for me to pay i...

March 6, 2020

The power of Algae - spirulina and chlorella to optimise your health

We all know we need to eat more greens. But I bet you can't guess what is actually the *most alkaline, plant-based food in the entire world* (here's a few hints)... 🧬...it's a single cell organism ...it's 4 billion years old ...it's endorsed by NASA and the United Nations! In case you’re wondering, the answer to the above is ALGAE and we can’t wait to tell you more about this amazing superfood on this week’s episode of the Pushing the Li...

March 3, 2020

Why you need to take responsibility for your own health and not give it up to others

My new book  "Relentless" is finally out. This is a story about bringing my mum back from massive brain damage after an aneurysm four years ago, overcoming on the way huge obstacles and beating incredible odds. On this journey with my mum and in my own life and the health battles that I have faced personally one thing has become clear to me.Although allopathic medicine is amazing and the advances made are incredible and although they are incredible when it comes to acute trauma, when it com...

February 28, 2020

Lisa Tamati Interviewed on "The Stag Roar" Podcast - A life less ordinary

The Stag Roar Podcast with Ryan O'Connor is about exploring what makes someone successful as well as explore their challenges! Ryan wants to get in touch with what defines people as an individual! He puts a New Zealand number 8 wire mentality to podcasting! You can listen on your favourite podcast app https://anchor.fm/ryan-stag-oconnor/e...About LisaFor the past 25 years Lisa has competed in the world's toughest endurance events clocking up over 70,000km, racing everywhere from the Sahara, to t...

January 15, 2020

3100miles: Run and Become - Interview with Film Maker/Runner Sanjay Rawal

Sanjay Rawal worked in the human rights and international development sectors for 15 years in over 40 countries before focusing his love for photography and storytelling onto filmmaking. His first feature, Food Chains (2014), premiered at the 2014 Berlinale and screened at Tribeca before securing domestic distribution from Screen Media. The film was produced by Eva Longoria and Eric Schlosser and narrated by Forest Whitaker.  It went on to screen in 1,100 more theaters during its theatrical...

January 3, 2020

Winning in the mind - lessons from Ultramarathon Runner Vin Framularo

Lisa interviews one of her Running Hot Coaching Athletes Vin Framularo from Connecticut who just completed his first 100-mile event. Two and a half years ago Vin broke his back and focused on developing his mindset and was determined to run again. 9 weeks later he did a half marathon and two years later now ultramarathons. Mindset is everything and Vin shares his secrets to mental toughness. #running#Lisatamati#strengthrunning ---------------------------------------------------------------------...

November 25, 2019

The Pros and Cons of Ultramarathon Running

Everyone knows Lisa loves Ultramarathon running and with a career in extreme sports spanning 25 years she's knows a thing or two about the good side and the not so good side to the sport and shares in this candid podcast all the pros, the benefits to mind and body but also the much less talked about downsides and risks so you can mitigate those and have fun on the trails, mountains, roads and deserts.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...

November 23, 2019

Strength Training For Runners - What to do? When and how much

I have written a number of posts on the importance of strength training for runners but the point needs hammering home. To be good runners we need to be good as athletes, be able to move fast and with stability and strength. We need strength training to be able to withstand too, the rigours of the miles and we also need strength training to counteract the catabolic (eating your own muscles) nature of long distance running not to mention for those north of 40 that we tend to l...

November 7, 2019

First 100 miler for our athlete Vin Framularo of Connecticut, USA

“He who says he can, and he who says he can't, are both usually right” 👌What can I say about the New Hampshire Hamsterwheel Ultra race this weekend? It was an epic race and a top notch event by Darby Conley and Bill Conley!! 🙌I knew with the cold NH temps, it wasn’t gonna be easy, but it was gonna be worth it. 🔥It coulda been so easy to stay warm in bed; and just do brunch like a normal person. But we ultra runners are not normal. 🤷🏻‍♂...

November 7, 2019

Dr Sam Shay to interview - The Ten Pillars Of Health

In this interview with Dr Sam Shay, Functional medicine practitioner, chiropracter, functional neurologist Lisa discusses:The controversy over the health consequences of long-distance running,How people over do HIIT and what to do insteadHow those who do long distance running can minimize the damage.Genetics and exerciseWhy certain people can get fatter the more they exercise (and what to do about it)The adrenal system and exerciseNeurocognitive degenerationWestern Medicine vs. Natural Medicine ...

November 2, 2019

How to tell when you need a new pair of running shoes

How often do you change your running shoes?They are expensive right so you don't want to ditch them too early but waiting too long can lead to injury. So how do you tell? Well, If you keep track of kilometres, you put on your shoes, swap them out around 500 to 800 kilometres or about six months to a year whichever comes first. This is a wide range. So here are some telltale signs that it's time for a new pair of shoes. Your shoes will tell you your shoes begin to feel a little bit deed under you...

October 6, 2019

The Warrior Woman Whose Grit And Determination Saved Her Mum

OPINION: If you were coming up with a list of people who embody toughness and mental strength, you'd do well to jot down the name Lisa Tamati pretty quickly. Tamati is known as an ultramarathon runner who has slayed many of the most gruelling races on the planet. She's beaten Badwater, the infamous ultramarathon through Death Valley in the United States, she's run across deserts – and climbed Himalayan alps in expeditions and races that could easily have ended in death. She...

October 3, 2019

A quick rule of thumb guide to monitor your training intensity

This quick guide is not meant as an exhaustive resource but gives you a quick way to monitor your training intensity. There are many ways to monitor your training intensity. Many people use a watch these days. My go to is my Garmin Forerunner 235. But below is the formula that we like to use with our clients.  The HeartRate Reserve (HRR) method. Target heart rate (THR) = (max heart rate - resting rate ) x desired intensity + resting hea...

September 27, 2019

Interview JJ Virgin - Warrior Mum, 4 x NY Times Best Selling Author

JJ Virgin is a 4 x New York Times Best Selling Author, TV show Host, Triple Board certified Celebrity Nutritionist and a warrior mum.In 2012 JJ's 16 year old son Grant was the victim of a hit and run accident and was left barely hanging onto life, after weeks in a critical condition and defying all the odds he slowly emerged from his coma with major brain trauma and 13 fractures and a near torn aorta. JJ was told from the outset he wouldn't survive the first night, that he wouldn't survive the a...

September 21, 2019

Running 250km across the Sahara

Running 250km across the Sahara in blistering heat isn’t just about the challenge, its also about solidarity too.My Plane has just touched down in Cairo and I am nervous and full of trepidation. My friend Megan Steward, who is doing her first big ultra-endurance race alongside me, picks me up. We are here to run in the Sahara Race, rated by Time magazine as one of the top 10 endurance events in the world. It’ll be brutal - 250km in the harshest conditions lie ahead.Day oneWe wake at 4:4...

September 19, 2019

The Power of Meditation to Change The World With Producer of "The Portal" Tom Cronin

Tom Cronin in a previous life was a Finance Broker of 26 years experience, he lead a life like that portrayed in the "Wolf of Wall St" movie. Life was full of stress, adrenaline, risk and partying. Burning the candle at both end he began to suffer the consequences as his nervous system broke down and anxiety and depression haunted him. Doctors advised the pharmaceutical fixes for these common ails but he decided to go down the route of meditation and studying eastern philosophies and taking a jo...

September 19, 2019

Why Epigenetics Is The Future Of Personalised Health

Wouldn't it be great if your body came with a user manual?Which foods should you eat, and which ones should you avoid? When, and how often should you be eating? What type of exercise does your body respond best to, and when is it best to exercise? Discover the social interactions that will energise you and uncover your natural gifts and talents. These are just some of the questions you’ll uncover the answers to in the Epigenetics Testing Program along with many others. There’s a good reas...

September 7, 2019

Standing in your own power - Enough of not feeling good enough

In this episode Lisa Tamati and Neil Wagstaff discuss the phenomenon of the imposter syndrome, of having a lack of self confidence and self acceptance, about understanding the power of your words and thoughts to change your attitude to yourself and to your potential as a person. How our perceptions of others always being better than us, diminishes our power and how that is a misconception of reality. Our everyones experiences colours the way they see themselves and the world and why you need to ...

September 5, 2019

What to do if you fall off the bandwagon with your nutrition and training

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...

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