Aging Athletes: Your Excuse Is Getting Old

elderly running

See the attached PDF for my recent article in Paleo Magazine, June/July 2014 edition – “Your Excuse Is Getting Old“. Check out Paleo Magazine for more great articles.

Sock Doc Podcast #9 At Trail Runner Nation: Athlete Motivation Part II – “Why Athletes Stink”

TRN Podcast

Podcast #9 at Trail Runner Nation. In this Sock Doc Podcast I discuss more of the science behind why athletes lack motivation and its relevance to health and performance. Specifically I discuss what it means when athletes stink (literally) either from body odor or from ammonia toxicity. See Part I of this two part podcast […]

Sock Doc Podcast #8 At Trail Runner Nation: Athlete Motivation Part I – “The Two Brains”

TRN Podcast

Podcast #8 at Trail Runner Nation. In this Sock Doc Podcast we discuss the science behind motivation.  From your brain to your gut, we talk in detail about the physiological and mental aspects of motivation and how you can regain the Eye of the Tiger if you’ve lost your spark! You can also listen to […]

Motivation Part III: Why Your Motivation Stinks, Literally

Ironman finish depleted

Often long distance athletes deplete themselves more than any other athletes. I’ve been in this situation more than once during my twenty IronMan races. After some events I just didn’t feel like doing much – didn’t want to train or even get household chores done. Once I got moving I’d do them – but it […]

Motivation Part II: Healing and Optimizing Your Two Brains

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You may not be fat but hopefully your brain is around 60% fat. Most of this is arachidonic (AA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) fatty acids. AA fats are my favorite fats and I discuss more on why you want to eat pasture meats, wild fatty fish, butter, and egg yolks here. Not only will you dampen […]

Athlete Motivation Part I: It’s In Both of Your Brains

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There are a couple standout ways to become a better athlete yet even more ways in which you can hinder fitness progress and overall performance. Simply put – it’s easier to screw things up. With respect to improving, (making improvements or seeing improvements), proper training and recovery are at the top of that list which […]

Stress: “Make You, Break You”

Stress

See the attached PDF for my recent article in Paleo Magazine, April/May 2014 edition. Check out Paleo Magazine for more great articles. Stress: “Make You, Break You”

Fifteen Reasons to Wear a Maximalist Shoe

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You would rather say “maximal” than “minimal” when pointing to anything below your waist. You’re a trend-follower. Now that maximalist shoes are more popular than ever, you’ll follow suit. You’re secretly hoping that your favorite brand comes out with a glitter model since that’s in style now too. The minimalist thing just didn’t work out […]

Go Hard and Then Go Home

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Training needs to be hard. Sometimes. Although you shouldn’t subscribe to the “No Pain, No Gain” motto, there is a time to push yourself if you want to be a stronger, faster, and more fit athlete. If you’re stuck in a training rut and not improving, then maybe it’s time to change things up and […]

Sock Doc Video: Wrist and Hand Pain – Natural Treatment & Prevention

Sock Doc Hand Wrist Pain

Video Transcript Dr. Gangemi: Hey, this is Dr. Gangemi. On this Sock Doc video, I want to talk about some wrist and hand issues some people might be dealing with. Especially in today’s computer age, people are sitting at the desk most of the day, and a lot of people have problems. I see a […]