EP 679: Training Variety for Peak Performance

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In this episode, we discuss “Adaptation and Diversity in Training” with our adventurous guests Emma Cook-Clarke and Adam Campbell. Both elite athletes in mountain endurance sports, Emma and Adam share how their diverse sports backgrounds influence their training approaches. 

From soccer and rugby to running and ski mountaineering, Emma discusses her journey of integrating different sports to enhance her performance and maintain her passion for the alpine. Adam, a member of several Canadian national teams and a three-time Guinness World Record holder, shares his insights on the importance of variety and adaptability in training.

We explore the benefits of cross-training, emphasizing how it improves overall fitness, prevents injuries, and keeps training interesting. The conversation highlights the value of lower-impact activities like cycling and swimming for aerobic development and recovery, as well as the mental and physical advantages of engaging in other sports like rock climbing and hiking.

Tune in to learn how embracing variety and listening to your body can lead to better performance, prevent injuries, and make training more enjoyable. Whether you’re a trail runner or just love trying new activities, this episode offers valuable takeaways for all fitness enthusiasts.

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