Hybrid Articles

Hybrid 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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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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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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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

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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,

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Strength Training For Ironman Athletes

Written By: Andrew Read If you ever want to start an argument with an endurance athlete, simply mention strength training. Just as many in the strength world are heavily opposed to endurance work, there are just as many angry haters in the endurance world when it comes to strength training.

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How To Auto Regulate Your Training

Written By: Peter Baker One of the best responses to a question about training is “listen to your body.” After all, your body knows things on a level you can’t comprehend. At the same time, there are the obvious cues that we pick up on all the time. We know when

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A Stronger Core

Written By: Sam Winston Programming core strength is traditionally directed to a list of ab exercises performed at the end of lifting sessions. Anywhere from 5-10 minutes spent to on a few sets and repetitions of movements such as crunches, sit-ups, planks, and bicycles. The approach many people have adopted

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Considerations for Female Strength Training

Written By: Lee Bell BSc (Hons), PGCE, MSc. One of the biggest shifts in gym use over the last few years has been the increase in strength training by females. We’re at a point now where the benefits of lean muscle tissue for females are no longer secret, and this

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