Accidental fitness

“Accidental fitness” is a great concept articulated in a recent GAIN Master Class coffee break by University of Portland assistant cross country and track coach Jack Mullaney. Essentially accidental fitness is that small edge of fitness you get from general life activities, like walking to class, perhaps working in the yard or just moving meaningfully.

Due to the pandemic he noticed that his athletes were not getting this. They were sitting more and moving less. Think about this, it does make a difference. I notice with the swimmers I am working with are complaining about sore necks from sitting in front of a computer for hours at a time. Something to be aware that can make a difference. Thanks, Jack, for this great concept.

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