Chris Wissman is co-founder and Director of Fitness Programs at Real Human Performance here in Cincinnati.
Chris considers himself more of a holistic health coach than a personal trainer. His approach to health and fitness is a lot like mine – it’s not just about lifting weights or eating right, there’s so much more going on. In order to get to your ideal body weight and maintain peak performance, you have to consider the whole human.
In this interview, we discuss…
- What the “chronic cardio” cycle is and what runners need to do to break out of it
- Why you should add in some high-intensity workouts like sprinting
- How running slower will help you to run faster
- Sugar-burning vs. fat-burning and the benefits of becoming a fat-adapted runner
- What happens when you don’t get enough sleep
- The importance of managing stress as an athlete
- Why you might want to rethink sucking down all those energy gels during a race
- Intermittent fasting and the surprising benefits of working out in a fasted state
- Why elite athletes practice periodization and why you should too
- And so much more!
Chris is an all-around awesome human and a good friend. I think you’re going to dig this conversation!
Mark Sisson is THE godfather of the paleo/primal lifestyle
Brian McKenzie is the founder of Power Speed Endurance, a programming, coaching & educational platform for developing sports performance, fitness, and health.
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