Endurance Articles

Endurance Articles

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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