Visiting the Arnold Classic: A Brief Guide

Here we are at the start of the Arnold Classic 2019. If you are attending for the first time, or have never attended and are curious we decided to ask our physique coach, and Columbus resident, Anthony D’Orazio Ph.D. who has been attending the Arnold since 2005 (well, he would note his first visit was…

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Programming For The Obligate Hybrid Athlete (Combat Sports)

Much has been written about the benefits and/or the contra-indications for concurrent training and, one way or another, we’ve all heard the argument from both ends of the spectrum against such practices. In Strength Sports it’s not uncommon to hear athletes shy away from CV training in fear that an ‘interference effect’ will have an…

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The price of a mile

Back in 2013, I’d been running my own coaching company for close to two years.  It was thriving, word of mouth had built a solid client base locally, and my reputation as the big jacked guy who was always running had been solidified in the region. Writing on concurrent training (strength and endurance) is something…

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Downhill running, part 2

In our first advent of the psychology of downhill running, we discussed the idea that “actions” come first and your “feelings” of confidence come second (or later, once you’ve mastered the basic movements.) Taking a psychology-based approach to improving your downhill running, I suggested that athletes: Identify the necessary skills to improve Practice the skills…

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5 Overlooked Exercises for your OCR Training

For as long as burpees have been a popular penalty for obstacle failure, they have been a tried and true staple of OCR training, but there are other great exercises out there that are worth incorporating into every OCR athlete’s training program. Whether you’re training for your first Spartan Sprint or training for World’s Toughest…

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The completely (un)official CHP RPE scale for endurance training

Here at Complete Human Performance, we aim to provide the most cutting edge, scientific, yet immediately applicable and practical information to our athletes and followers.  The following RPE (Rate of Perceived Exertion) scale for endurance activities may prove useful to yourself or your colleagues: 1/10: This doesn’t feel like exercise at all. It is actually…

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Overview of Pain Signaling

Overview of Pain Signaling from Complete Human Performance on Vimeo.   Transcript: This is just meant to be a quick overview of how to think about pain and how the body processes pain. The bottom-up to top-down approach basically looks at pain at where occurs in the body and then how the brain gets the…

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Defining Pain

   Transcript:   Defining pain. The idea of this overview is to break down some of the complex terminology that comes up when discussing concepts of pain and pain models. I want to extract some of textbook definitions and break them down into more detail. My hope by the end of this short clip…

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Breaking My Spine (Part 2)

(Hey…if you missed the preamble and context here and are thinking, ‘what the hell is going on here?’ then, have a look at Part 1)   ‘So, Mr Pain. It appears that the break is healing although not fully back to rights. I hope you’ve been adhering to my recommendations for complete rest?’ ‘Well, yes…for…

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