Please DO NOT train without understanding this.

Why do we train? What’s the purpose or intent? Is it to sweat or get fit and swole? Yes, and no. “The only reason we train is to create the opportunity to recover.” – Larry Gaier What a beautifully simple and powerful phrase. When broken down, that’s all training is and…

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Mantras simply work. Here are a few of our favorites.

Mottos and mantras simply work. We use them all the time to effectively communicate our message and to serve as a reminder for what we’re trying to accomplish.Here are a few of our favorites: “Trust the process, chase the stimulus.” .If you could sum up the goal of our programming into a…

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Worried about taking time off? Here’s how.

Every sport has a time period that involves stepping away from the grueling demands of practice, training and competition. We call this the “off-season” and it’s designed to allow our bodies and minds the opportunity of returning back to a state of homeostasis. Sunday marked the end of the 2018…

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What squatting and Advil have in common.

Let’s say, for hypothetical purposes, that you’re taking Advil for some joint-related pain you’ve been experiencing.However, instead of taking the recommended dosage, you decide to experiment with taking 20 tablets daily. Sure enough, this doesn’t work out very well and you begin to experience the side effects of nausea, liver…

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Stop trying to be perfect.

You’re not wrong, but stop trying to be perfect.Everything you’ve done up to this point has allowed you to become YOU.However, chasing perfectionism is ​​​​​wrong.The concept of perfectionism plays into the idea that we’re all equal. We should all have the same perfect training and perfect outcomes.We’re not. And it doesn’t work…

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The #1 Key to Recovery

In the world of rehab and performance, the topic of recovery is always at the forefront. Everyone wants to know the latest hack or advancement in technology that will allow him or her to recover quicker and more effectively. However, it’s often the less glamorous facets of recovery (and training)…

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Run Healthy & Injury-Free

Spring Running: 5 Ways to Run Healthy and Injury-Free

Spring Running: 5 Ways to Run Healthy and Injury-Free Fire up the grills and clean up the clutter, Spring is almost here! While it’s still a bit chilly, around this time of year is when you typically start to see more and more runners spilling out onto the roads like…

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Active recovery

Top 5 Exercises for Recovery Days

The above image is owned by Trainer Academy As with anything in life, finding the balance between doing too much and too little is often difficult. This concept is crucially important when discussing different aspects of recovery during training. One way we like to describe this relationship is by comparing…

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