Training

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…

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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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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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Musings on active recovery

In keeping with my own posting of random snippets of conversation, this is a blog post, of sorts, musing on what defines active recovery, and whether or not a “lower intensity” metcon session involving lighter weight or lower rep explosive movements (muscle ups, snatches, etc.) could EVER be considered active recovery by CrossFit athletes. Without…

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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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Grit

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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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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Ironman Lake Placid 2017 Q&A

Video by: Jon Fecik. In this video blog, I answer a few questions about my taper towards Lake Placid Ironman. Check it out and follow the race live on Ironmanlive.com.

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Alex Fucks Up

I stared at the piece of egg sitting there on a hot rock. Man, I thought, “that tasted much better going down than it did coming up”. I flopped onto my back, a sharp rock digging into my lower back somewhere, but honestly it felt good. Something that reminded me I was still conscious and…

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