EDT and the Performance Paradigm

by Charles Staley |   Date Released : 14 Nov 2007
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Charles Staley

About the author: Charles Staley

His colleagues call him an iconoclast, a visionary, a rule-breaker. His clients call him the "Secret Weapon" for his ability to see what other coaches miss. Charles Staley calls himself a geek who struggled in Phys Ed throughout school. Whatever you call him, Charles methods are ahead of their time and quickly produce serious results. His counter-intuitive approach and self-effacing demeanor have lead to appearances on NBCs The TODAY Show and The CBS Early Show.

Currently, Charles competes in Olympic-style weightlifting on the masters circuit, with a three-year goal of qualifying for the 2009 Masters World Championships.

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Wynen, Jamie | 26 Jun 2010, 00:01 AM

Charles, I feel you're simplifying the complex equation of exercise into simple maxims. For example, there is a difference between walking a mile and running a mile - because running is a mechanically less efficient means of locomotion than walking. The relationship between speed and energy expenditure is initially linear (which supports your statement that it takes X amount of energy to move a mile by walking or running) but at a moderate run this relationship becomes exponential. Running a mile is always a superior form of exercise than walking.

Otherwise we could walk to work and save ourselves a gym membership.

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