Confidence and Downhill Running

I rolled up to the massive thirty five foot gap; there was no way on earth I was going to hurl myself across that. I was paralyzed by fear, though I’d watched my friends do it again and again. “Nick, come on you can totally rock this!” They coaxed. I trembled, even as I gripped…

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Why less isn’t always more

Understanding the Value of High-Mileage Training. Want to learn more about our programming and see it for yourself?  Sign up for our individualized coaching here. OR, find our templates HERE! For background, I began my career in running as a short to mid-distance runner. Then, as injuries mounted from repetitive stress on my body, I shifted to…

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2018 is Here!…Now what?

If there is one thing that this time of year is not short on is New Years Resolutions. The thought that you have an entire calendar year to devote to new habit forming and personal development helps individuals feel that they are more in control of the metrics of their progress. Having said that, athletes…

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Random musings on quads, squatting, and running

This is the first in an installment of random answers to questions that any member of our team has addressed.  They may be useful, totally useless, funny, dull, timely, or so specific as to be completely worthless to anybody other than the asker, but hopefully at least they’ll lend some insight into our thought process.…

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Running By Feel

Running By Feel If you don’t have a GPS watch, you may have wondered how to train and race effectively without one. But for those of you who already have one, have you ever considered that it might be holding you back? Regardless of what category you fall into, read on to learn about the benefits…

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Written by: Jenn Rotsinger So, you want to become a powerlifter. Not just any powerlifter, but an elite, best-of-the-best kind of powerlifter. Well, my friend, you better have grit or it isn’t going to happen. You can have the best genetics, nutrition, program, and drugs, but if you don’t have grit, you won’t make it.…

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Maybe the Execution Was There, and the Plan Just Sucked

Written by: Jonny Pietrunti I was toying around the idea of “execution” the other day. Specifically, I was playing with the concept as it relates to constant improvement via a plan, measurement and reassessment. This fits into the last “Phase” of a system I’m building, and you are already doing this if you have at…

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Picture Contest: Worst Competition Shots

Long after the struggle of the training cycle, the burning pain in the lungs and the thrill of finally crossing the finish line (or deadlifting that car), competition pictures stay with us as reminders of our triumph over adversity. Some, we share with friends, while others – where we scowled instead of smiled, or were…

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Fat and Fit?

Written by: Kelly Bruno, MD Can an individual be overweight or “obese” and still be considered healthy? I’m not usually one to take a hard stance on a topic, especially when it might be an unpopular position, but there are occasions when it’s worth it. This is one of those times. This is a topic…

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Refining Your Auto-Regulation: From Big To Small

Written By: Peter Baker In the last piece, I talked about how to train for specific events should you find yourself competing in contests that require multiple events. If you recall, when something wasn’t right for you to do, you’d use your body’s biofeedback to assess your training protocol. However, what happens if all your…

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