In this episode of the Underground SGX show you will learn about different periodization methods. Research is clear that a planned workout program that progressively gets more challenging is more effective that performing random workouts each day. You will learn research on some of the more effective ways for designing a program to maximize your results for your next Spartan Race.
You will also discover a cool app to help you test the status of your central nervous system (CNS). Top coaches from around the world agree that the nervous system is the key to elite athletes and maximizing performance. If you train hard all the time you will see performance decrease, injuries increase, and many other issues arise. This cool app is a simple way to track your readiness each day in a few minutes.
In our SGX coaches's interview I chat with Mike King from King's Camps and Fitness. Mike spent the better part of his life in Information Technology working with Biotech Startups having a direct impact on the technology slated to improve people’s lives. During this time, Mike returned to a life of physical fitness and his pursuit of having a more direct impact on people’s wellbeing and lifestyles began. In his pursuit of continued personal growth, Mike returned to school to obtain his Bachelors of Science. During this time he took an opportunity to coach group fitness classes within his community. It wasn’t long before he realized where he could have a profound impact on the wellbeing of those in his community.
Taking this new career path to heart, Mike became a National Academy of Sports Medicine – Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT), A Certified Spartan Group X Coach (SGX) and a Dynamic Variable Resistance Trainer – Level 1 and 2 (DVRT.) This study along with involvement with industry professionals have allowed him to have positively affected and changed the lives of hundreds. This pursuit continues with every client he sees – regardless of their pursuits – and is the basis of opening King’s Camps and Fitness. In 2013, Mike began working to improve the fitness of our youth by opening the Youth Obstacle Boot Camp a fitness program designed at promoting fitness in a fun and unique way.
Mike shares his insight on how to create efficient exercise programs to stay healthy and stay competitive. He talks about training as a Master's athlete and specific ways to prepare for races. Mike shares a host of knowledge from help getting more kids involved in races, all the way up to keeping your body fresh as you age.
See all of the show notes at: www.spartanunderground.com/episode-14