Primal Endurance shakes in the status quo and challenges the overly stressful, ineffective conventional procedure for endurance training. While marathons and triathlons are incredibly popular and bring much gratification and camaraderie on the participants, nearly all athletes are way too slow, continually tired, and carry an excessive amount of body fat respective to your time they spend on training. The prevailing “chronic cardio” approach promotes carbohydrate dependency, overly stressful lifestyle patterns, and ultimately burnout.
Mark Sisson, author in the 2009 bestseller, The Primal Blueprint, and de-facto leader on the primal/paleo lifestyle movement, expertly applies primal lifestyle principles towards the unique challenge of endurance training and racing. Unlike a variety of instant and self-anointed pros who have descended upon the endurance scene nowadays, Sisson and the co-author/business partner Brad Kearns boast a wealthy history in endurance sports. Sisson features a 2:18 marathon and 4th place Hawaii Ironman finish to his credit, has spearheaded triathlon’s global anti-doping program to the International Triathlon Union, and contains coached/advised leading professional athletes, including Olympic triathlon silver and gold medalist Simon Whitfield and Tour de France cyclist Dave Zabriskie. Under Sisson’s guidance, Kearns won multiple national championships in duathlon and triathlon, and rose to some #3 world triathlon ranking in 1991.
Primal Endurance applies an all-encompassing procedure for endurance training which includes primal-aligned eating to flee carbohydrate dependency and enhance fat metabolism, building an aerobic base with comfortably paced workouts, strategically introducing high intensity strength and sprint workouts, emphasizing rest, recovery, with an annual periodization, and lastly cultivating an intuitive procedure for training instead on the usual robotic approach of fixed weekly workout schedules. When you “go Primal” just as one endurance athlete, you are likely to enjoy these along with benefits promptly:
Easily reduce excess unwanted weight and keep rid of it permanently, even during times of reduced training
Perform better by reprogramming your genes to lose fat and spare glycogen during sustained endurance efforts
Avoid overtraining, burnout, illness, and injury by giving you better balance of stress and rest, in both training and everyday life
Spend fewer total hours training and acquire more return on your investment with periodized and purposeful workout patterns
Have more enjoyable, be a little more spontaneous, and escape from the pull in the obsessive/compulsive mindset that is certainly common among highly motivated, goal-oriented endurance athletes
Have more energy and much better focus during day to day life instead of suffering on the “active passive syndrome,” with cumulative fatigue from incessant heavy training making you lazy and sluggish
Primal Endurance is all about slowing down, balancing out, going out, and having more fulfilling with your endurance pursuits. It’s about building your quality of life through sensible training patterns, rather then destroying your well being through chronic training patterns. While it may be hard to believe at first, you can get faster by backing off on the overly aggressive and overly regimented “Type-A” training approach that prevails in today’s endurance community. Primal Endurance will disclose how, every step from the way.
(Mark Sisson and Brad Kearns)