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We are better in all aspects of our life when we aren’t dealing with pain. Pain puts us on high alert. It’s a threat in our mind’s interpretation, and it occupies brain bandwidth, preventing us from being able to focus on what is essential. In today’s culture, we praise the athlete who plays through a…

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Improve your sleep; improve your performance

It’s true. There are people who can get by on 4-5 hours of sleep per night. I hate to break it to you, but odds are you’re not one of them. They’re the exception, not the rule. Most of us need 7-8 hours per night in order to be at our best. You can’t out-diet,…

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How to Keep Mental Stress at Bay While You’re Injured

Physical injury and mental stress A physical injury can have a profound impact on our mental state. It throws off our training plans and can cut us off from the social support of workout classes, running groups or gym buddies. If we go to the extreme and avoid activity altogether, we deprive our bodies of…

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How the Brain Factors Into Recovery?

“How much longer until this heals?” Patience is tough when you’re healing from an injury. It always seems to take longer than you’d like to get back your workouts. Why is this? In part, because there are are two parts to physical injuries: Tissue damage. The brain’s response to the injury. This includes compensating (limping,…

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How Full is Your Recovery Bucket?

How Full is Your Recovery Bucket? Ever wonder how day-to-day stress impacts your performance? Throughout the day, our bodies need to adapt to our surroundings and recover from stress. Short-term stress like road construction is easy to recover from. Dragging all day because your racing mind wouldn’t let you go to sleep is long term…

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CrossFit Training

Good stress, bad stress. How does it affect how you train?

When we hear about stress, it’s often in a negative light. “I’m so stressed!” “This stress is killing me!” But stress can also be positive. Unless we have some stress we won’t be motivated. We might stay in bed all day. Scientists call good stress, “eustress.” It’s the beneficial stress that brings out the best…

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Stress, Training & Our Inner Teeter-Totter

At the end of a stressful day, there’s nothing like a good hard run or an intense workout to let off some steam. I know it can help turn me from a raging grizzly bear into the teddy bear my children need me to be. There’s a good reason that some of our best workouts…

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