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2015 Atlanta Spartan Sprint

Atlanta Spartan Sprint Race Day! Depending on the weather, we prefer to have a start time around 12:30pm. Of course we don’t want to cook ourselves like we nearly did that last month at the Phoenix Sprint. The older I get, the more time I need to warm up and neither one of us really like to rush around in the morning. Spartan races are great like that… you get to choose a time to start versus only having a morning option. Race Course The funny thing about Spartan races is they really like to mess with the participants by hiding obstacles in the woods, mis-marking the mile markers on the course, and throwing in a memorization obstacle. Pre-Race always looks so much cleaner than post-race! Who knew getting all muddy could be so fun? Don’t forget to stretch! We both need about 2 miles to feel completely warmed up so we do some dynamic warm-up exercises such as leg swings, inchworms, and mountain jumper stretches along with the pictured stretches with bands. Race Nutrition A word of advice: don’t try something new on race day. Always experiment with your nutrition during a training run versus taking a chance on race day. Our race day routine looks like this: Breakfast – bacon, eggs, avocado, coffee, and plenty of water. Pre-Race – Isagenix IsaLean Shake or IsaLean Pro Shake and Replenish During Race – We don’t need to refuel during these sprint distance races, but for the Super and Beast distances, we have a different protocol to make sure we an make the distance. Post-Race muddy mess! The clean-up is always a challenge...

What’s up with your training?

Have I told you how much I LOVE working with athletes??? Well I have now. I LOVE working with athletes who are dedicated to their sport/sports and living life to the fullest. Not sure you are an athlete yet? You are reading this information RIGHT NOW and following this hard-core, bad-ass training community. I don’t have to explain what a burpee is to you and I wouldn’t be surprised if you shut your office door and bust out burpees on a regular basis. Am I right? There… if you had any question, you ARE an athlete. Time to act like one. Back to these burpees… I wanted to give you a training routine that makes burpees a little more fun and a little less monotonous.  Are you ready to try it? Here ya go! If you have any other training techniques you would love to have spiced up, please let us know by emailing us your request at info@theathelite.com. We will whip something up for you!    Share the tough...

Are you a people pleaser?

Hey again! Do you remember when we said we were dedicated to inspiring your inner “Natural Born Killer”? Well if you are a people pleaser, you are holding yourself back in a really big way. What do I mean? I mean that even well-meaning people can be intentionally and/or unconsciously holding you back from reaching your full potential. Why is this? Because some people can’t help but project their own fears and insecurities onto others. Onto YOU. Sure, your thriving, shining, and excelling will inspire many but it will also frighten many… if you go and change, that can be scary… what if you outgrow them? And leave them? You know this isn’t your intention but it can be a very real fear for someone who is comfortable chilling out right where they are in life. What does this scenario look like??? It can look like friends pressuring you into joining them for happy hours (yes, multiple because letting loose with friends can be a ton of fun… just not most nights of the week) when you would rather spend time working on your dreams and goals. It can look like backhanded compliments and digs about your lifestyle choices. It can look and feel like guilt and disappointment.  And it can so so far as emotional abuse if not identified and dealt with. No, I am not exaggerating here and you will see what I mean at a later date… For those of us who care about our friends and family members, this type of jealousy can cause us to hold back and even stop us in our tracks.  How? Why? Because we don’t want these people...

Couples Fitness Spartan Training

My boyfriend, Stephen (Steve to guys;-), and I love doing Spartan Races together which means we also love training for them together! Want to know HOW TO TRAIN for a Spartan Race? Check out our unconventional training we come up with in the gym. Getting Over the Walls We give our triceps extra work since they are what propel us over all those walls! Below, you will see how we performed a super set of tipcep pressdowns with the straight bar and then moved into pressdowns using the rope. Our sets/reps looked like this: Tricep Pressdown with Straight Bar: 3 x 10 narrow, 10 wide, 10 narrow Tricep Pressdown with Rope: 3 x 20 (light weight to failure) Rest: 45 seconds   Lower Body Strength This sport really challenges your lower body and back so we tend to do a lot of work with barbells and kettle bells. Luckily both of us have very strong lower bodies! Ladies who have strong lower bodies, this is a huge advantage for you.   Pulling and Pushing As you saw in the video above, we do a lot of work with pulling and pushing. Many of the obstacles require this pushing/pulling motion so we have found creative ways to train! Post Workout Nutrition This could possibly your most important meal of the entire day! What is in a great post workout meal? Simple carbs within the first 30 minutes and protein within the first hour. Our post workout go-to looks like this: 2 scoops IsaLean Shake 1/4 c. frozen blue berries 1/2 banana 2 large frozen strawberries water Mix and enjoy! Share...

Welcome to TheAthElite Community

Welcome to TheAthElite community where you will find information on the following topics: HIGH INTENSITY SPORT-SPECIFIC TRAINING PERFORMANCE-BASED NUTRITION MENTAL TOUGHNESS… the most important element. Let us know if you ever have any questions. We are dedicated to inspiring your inner “Natural Born Killer”.     Share the tough...