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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Maximize the effects of training.

As physical therapists, we love helping athletes return to training at their full potential. However, we also love to dabble in the performance side of things, as well. For those looking for an edge, I commonly reference work completed by two of my favorite fitness specialists, Alex Hutchinson and Ben…

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HIIT Training: Do Your Workouts Match Your Goals?

As athletes, we are constantly striving to push our bodies and minds in order to obtain a specific goal or title. In today’s society, it is easy to get caught up in the hottest fad in health and fitness, but the question always stands: will your training lead to your…

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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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