Cardio and The Heart: LISS vs. High Intensity Training

In several recent posts I have discussed the controversy over whether a significant amount of Low Intensity Steady State (LISS) cardio training is a good idea: here, here, and here. I concluded that LISS is beneficial and that the arguments that it causes muscle wasting are exaggerated. A combination of LISS cardio, strength training, and … Continue reading Cardio and The Heart: LISS vs. High Intensity Training

For Covid Coping, Spend More Time in Nature and Less Online

This was inspired by a post on fellow blogger Tony's site: "Regular dose of nature may improve mental health during COVID-19 pandemic". I would have reblogged it but the Worpdress reblog widget was acting up today. The people I know that are coping well during Covid, especially due to the ongoing necessity for shutdowns, are … Continue reading For Covid Coping, Spend More Time in Nature and Less Online

Bodybuilder to Ironman- Without Muscle “Wasting”

Recently I discussed the remarkable transformation of Ryan Hall, who retired from being an elite marathoner and took up bodybuilding, putting on a lot of muscle mass in the process. But I mentioned: "This is not an example that lots of cardio causes muscle wasting, though. For that you’d have to start with someone lean and muscular, … Continue reading Bodybuilder to Ironman- Without Muscle “Wasting”


Inspirational Story of a young man with Down’s syndrome completing an ironman! He is the first person with his condition to do this

Meditations in Motion

Photo credit: Special Olympics

I published a post last week about Chris Nikic, a Special Olympian attempting to be the first person with Down Syndrome to complete an Ironman competition. Several readers asked me to post the results. I am happy to do that here.

In order to win the coveted title, Chris would have to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and run 22.6 miles in under 17 hours.


He did it!

Chris is officially an Ironman.

I give him other titles too. I call him Lionheart, Courageous, Dedicated, Tenacious.

I call him Inspiration, Role Model, Superstar.

I call him Hero.

Congratulations to Chris. I hope he is taking it easy today. I can’t wait to see what his next adventure will be.


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