November 21, 2020

IKSC Blog: November 20, 2020

IKSC Blog: November 20, 2020

Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be a junk fest. There were no pies or cranberry sauce on the menu at the first Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving lobster and clams anyone?
First Thanksgiving

Those of you training at IKSC have heard me talk about how the veins in your calves are the “second heart” and not to sit around between sets. This is interesting information to build on that. I also like the note about ankle mobility being a key part of this equation.
Strong Calves = Strong Life

You may have seen this study about melatonin levels and coronavirus outcome. You may have also seen a supposed “debunking” article saying that you shouldn’t take melatonin, but the bigger picture is that sleep quality has a lot to do with building a healthy immune system.

We were talking about astaxanthin the other day. You find it in wild salmon. Looks like it’s really good for your skin.

December Getup Challenge is coming up soon!

You can’t out-train the dinner table. This is an old blog post I’ve told some of you about. Training to burn calories is a lie.

Video of The Week: Get your salt!

This is not so much a video, but a podcast in video form. You can also look up the Wise Traditions Podcast on iTunes or possibly other outlets.

November 11, 2020

IKSC Blog: November 11, 2020

IKSC Blog: November 11, 2020

Steve Maxwell is a huge influence on what we do at IKSC. I was fortunate to have been able to take a few of his courses a few years back. Here is a great perspective on what quality training should look like if you’re over 45 years old.

I go on and on about vitamin D, one of our big three supplements. Here are some recent articles on our other two, zinc and

I’ve recommended blue light blocking glasses in the past and how they can help with making your sleep time more productive. I remember one guy that said after wearing them in the evening, he would fall asleep before his favorite nightly TV show

This is an interesting study about how your maximal exercise capacity might affect your outcome if you contract our favorite virus these days. This shouldn’t be a surprise, the stronger your heart and lungs are the better lots of things go.

Latest on the downside of chronic cardio There is a reason that we don’t spend much time in what is called the “junk zone” of aerobic training, which is hard but not hard enough to be true max effort, and yet too hard to provide good aerobic base building.

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November 2, 2020

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