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Training With a Smile
“I think people are more active by nature when they’re younger,” says Dr. Robert Stanton. The 37-year-old dentist sits at his practice, Stanton Dental Excellence in Fort Lauderdale, sharing his personal experience about maintaining fitness in the face of challenging work and home schedules. As one of the country’s top 100 dentists, he admits to putting in long days at the office. “Honestly, there are days when all I do in a day is work and train. But if I skip training or working out… I’m just not balanced.” Slim and athletic, Stanton played tennis, ran track and wrestled in his youth. These days, he trains and competes in Olympic distance triathlons.
“I got into it about four years ago. I found myself getting bored with running. I needed more challenge.” Stanton’s not alone in his search for a more stimulating approach to fitness. It actually doesn’t take long for the average person to become bored with exercise… anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months is all it takes for most people, depending on the frequency and type of activity. “I had competed in half and full marathons; triathlons were an intriguing transition.” Apparently, it’s a challenge that has many everyday athletes are taking on. In just five short years, USA Triathlon, one of the leading organizations for athletes and events, has seen its membership increase from 50,000 to 135,000 people. Behind the increase in popularity are some noteworthy competitors such as Lance Armstrong, who took up training in late 2010, and CNN medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who participated in the 2010 Fit Nation Triathlon. As well, the 2010 Sydney Olympic games debuted triathlon as a medal event, complete with its own “Olympic distance” which is Dr. Stanton’s preferred format. “Triathlons are a test of self and body,” Stanton continues, “but there’s always the risk of overtraining, which is why I like the Olympic distance and the occasional sprint competition. Not to mention it’s easier to accommodate the training volume for shorter distances into your day-to-day lifestyle.”
The Olympic distance consists of a .93-mile (1.5 km) swim, 24.8 miles (40 km) on the bike, and a 6.2-mile (10 k) run. Sprints are typically a half-mile (750 m) swim, 12.4 miles (20 km) on the bike, and a 3.1-mile (5 k) run. The vast majority of new triathletes, including Stanton when he started, choose to begin with Sprint distances to start out. “I had never done laps in the pool or done more than a casual bike ride before I started training,” shares Stanton. “Over-doing it increases free radicals in your body. You can see the evidence in how much older endurance athletes typically look. They’ve sped up their own aging process by maxing out their training volume.” Instead, Stanton keeps to a moderate training volume that involves cross training with martial arts such as American Mui Thai, Kickboxing and Brazilian Ju Jitsu which he trains with American Top Team and Muay Thai coach/UFC Pro Steve Bruno. He explains there is a fine line between staying active and doing more harm than good. “I find that staying active does more than keeps me sane. It also gives me the energy I need to get through my day.”
Besides his thriving dental practice, Dr. Stanton also manages life with two children under the age of five. “My own dad was very in shape his whole life. Very muscular, didn’t eat fried foods. I always looked up to that. My kids are too young to understand that now, but I think my dedication to fitness is a good thing to model for them.” In addition to time management, Stanton credits a lot of his training capacity to the support of his wife. “She prepares the majority of my meals so I’m not stuck grabbing fast food which just slows you down. She also understands that allowing me to train gives me better focus and strength to be present with her and our kids.” He’s quick to add that though additional support from home helps make things easier, he’s living proof that anyone can fit exercise and fitness into even the busiest of professional schedules. He also offers some smart advice for anyone considering taking up triathlons as a fitness and leisure activity.
“The best piece of advice I can give anyone is to never increase your training volume by more than 10% per week. So if you’ve never done any distance running, start out at 5% to 10% of your goal distance… and work on mastering that distance before moving up to something more challenging.” He also highly endorses evaluation from professionals on such things as footwear, bike selection (especially sizing), and swim-stroke analysis… all of which can help prevent overuse injuries.
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CAD/CAM expert, Dr. Robert Stanton Lectures all Across the Country
Dr. Stanton is one of the few dentists in the country that is considered an expert in CAD/CAM digital dentistry and has been appointed as a certified teacher and lecturer on the subject to other dentists across the country. Click here to read more.
|Dr. Stanton was chosen as the only dentist in the country responsible for the training of almost 1500 employees of Henry Schein Dental regarding the topic of CAD/CAM single-visit dentistry at their National Sales Meeting in Washington D.C. Henry Schein, Inc. is the largest distributor of dental supplies in the world with annual revenue of over $8 billion.||Mar 9, 2011 — A CAD/CAM and practice management lecture given to the undergraduate and post graduate dental students at Nova Southeastern Dental School where Dr. Stanton is a professor in the Department of Prosthodontics.|
|Mar 10, 2011 — An anterior case presentation given to a study club group of dentists along with a presentation by Dr. Ed Suh||Mar 11, 2011 — A CAD/CAM presentation given to a group of dentists in Orlando Florida at the Ritz-Carlton.|
|October 15, 2010 — Lecture and course on CAD/CAM to a dental society in Cincinnati||April 8th 2011 — Lecture and course given to a group of dentists in Seattle.|
|April 28 and 29th 2011 — A lecture and hands-on course given to a group of dentists in Raleigh||May 6th 2011 — Lecture and course at Midwestern Dental School in Phoenix|
|June 24th 2011 — A lecture and course given to a group of dentists in Nashville. This slide had nothing to do with dentistry, but everything to do with Florida/Tennessee football||July 29th — A lecture and course given to a group of dentists in Virginia Beach at the Cranham center for dental education.|
|September 16th 2011 — A lecture and hands on course given to a group of dentists in San Antonio. This was the first rainy day they had in nine months! We brought the tropical Florida rain with us.|