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Recovery on a Budget

There are tons of recovery options available to athletes and active people, especially with today’s technology.  Athletes can spend their non-training time in a hyperbaric or cryotherapy chamber, spend as much on supplements as many families spend on groceries in a month and buy all kinds of gadgets and gizmos on Amazon that are supposed…

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How to Get the Most from Self Massage

Soft-tissue self massage has a lot to offer athletes. It can help improve mobility, decrease pain and improve recovery from intense exercise. The number of gadgets, gizmos and instruments continues to grow. Before I get into the basics, a word of caution. If you have an injury, I recommend self massage in conjunction with treatment…

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“Sit up straight!” Does Your Posture Affect Your Performance?

Did your mother ever nag you about sitting up straight? Maybe a teacher did? Other than aesthetics, why does posture matter and how does it affect your performance? Poor posture creates muscular imbalances. Sitting with slouched shoulders and head forward–we’ve all been there. Vladimir Janda termed this Upper Cross Syndrome. It’s particularly common for anyone…

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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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