Resources in Training

Good Carbohydrates vs. Bad: Is There a Difference?

Good Carbohydrates vs. Bad: Is There a Difference?
March 19 2019 Nutrition Tips

Carbohydrates as a whole are an essential part of healthy nutrition and for most of us, our primary energy source. Is eating an apple the same as eating a donut? If we’re only looking at macronutrient content, some might say yes due to the classic “if it fits my macros” mindset. However, there is so... Read more »

Meal Prep: Super Bowl Sunday

Meal Prep: Super Bowl Sunday
January 26 2019 Nutrition Tips

If you come to the party prepared with one of these it’s bound to be a crowd pleaser and an added bonus you can easily fit them into your macros to keep you on track!

Pre-Race Nutrition for Endurance Athletes

Pre-Race Nutrition for Endurance Athletes
May 18 2018 Nutrition Tips

What should you eat before the big race? Kat dives into the basics of pre-race nutrition for endurance athletes.

Understanding Pain and Injury Part 1

Understanding Pain and Injury Part 1
November 28 2017 Knowledge

Experiencing pain can be stressful if you are unsure of the cause or consequences. This post should help you better understand what symptoms indicate that it is time to go see a healthcare professional rather than soldiering on.

Test Weeks: why we program them & what to expect

Test Weeks: why we program them & what to expect
September 24 2017 Program Structure

Test week is your opportunity to measure your progress and our chance to evaluate the programming. Learn more about what test week means for you as member.

This Training Cycle: A primer on periodization and what to expect

This Training Cycle: A primer on periodization and what to expect
April 23 2017 Program Structure

At Ironstone one of the things we have attempted to do is explain to our members on a deeper level why they are doing the things they are and what the intent is of each piece.

Our Next Micro-Cycle

Our Next Micro-Cycle
July 29 2016 Program Structure

Test Week (1 Aug- 7 Aug) Most of the year we are training – not testing fitness. Training is an eye towards progression; delaying the desire to chase Personal Records and achievements until later so we can focus on building the pieces to get there in the right way. Over the last 16 weeks we... Read more »

Why you shouldn’t set fitness goals based on attendance

Why you shouldn’t set fitness goals based on attendance
May 11 2016 Coaches Feedback

As Coaches we love seeing you, we really do. We want you to work hard and make progress and be happy with where you are and where you are going on your fitness journey. After a few weeks most athletes start to set goals for themselves intentionally or unintentionally. It’s no surprise that the intentional... Read more »

Why exercise is great for your Mental Health

Why exercise is great for your Mental Health
December 18 2015 Knowledge

(And why some kinds can be even better) By now the physical benefits of regular exercise are well established – we know it improves cardiac health, mobility, and longevity. Its also been heavily investigated as a treatment for clinical levels of depression and anxiety – which is fantastic as far as we are concerned. However, one of... Read more »