Browsing All posts tagged under »Brain«

Exercise – Brain Connection: Goals and Measurements

August 7, 2009 by


Shortly after this blog posting, in August of 2009, my training took an 180 degree turn.  Check out  The quick story was an injury after a solid Pike’s Peak Double in August of 2009, 2 PRish Half Marathons and then a strained Satorius Muscle (groin to quad area on the left leg).  That led […]

Exercise – Brain Connection: Chronic Pain – MS, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Back Pain

August 4, 2009 by


Exercise and pain – two blogs have been devoted to it and a third one is presented here.  Maybe there’s a connection?  Even back to our brains. This blog addresses chronic pain from three prevalent health issues and the benefit of exercise to each.  The next blog will address managing long term pain from exercise […]

Exercise – Brain Connection: Soreness and Pain

July 31, 2009 by


The following article from WebMD helps and encourages anyone beginning an exercise program or anyone who’s been in their program for years.  Sore muscles will occur – call it the acute pain of overcoming inertia.  I was thinking of this very topic during a 20 mile run today – which was relatively pain free.  There […]

Exercise – Brain Connection: Pain Relief

July 30, 2009 by


So you thought exercise meant pain?  While there’s some pain that results from exercise (either during or after – called delayed onset) the pain relief benefit from exercise greatly outweighs the pain creation.  This article provides a nice summary of what’s involved and I’ll shout and echo the sentiment that “Moving is what the human […]

Exercise & Brain Power – getting started

July 28, 2009 by


Getting started – often the first step is the most difficult.   It’s also the most important step.   I remember listening to John “The Penguin” Ingram, contributing editor for Runner’s World and self effacing ‘slow runner’, share at the prerace dinner for the Tulsa Marathon in 2003 that the “miracle wasn’t that I finished, the miracle […]

Exercise and Certification Exam Peformance

July 21, 2009 by


To help your understanding and mastery of over 500 core learning objects that we're sharing on the TAPUniversity Blog what I've been researching the last six months is the impact of physical, spiritual and mental performance on each other- the gate swings both ways and there's some solid, reliable research out there to back it up. Call it the body, spirit and mind game. My interest is twofold: from our work to help professionals achieve certification results as efficiently as possible and my passion for exercise - primarily in triathlons, marathons and quests to reach milestones in each.