Category "Recovery + Performance Tips"

Strength Training: Improve Power, Efficiency, and Health

Strength Training: Improve Power, Efficiency, and Health

Recharge's strength and conditioning coaches and Focus's physical therapists teamed up to give an amazing presentation last week on why strength training is so important for endurance athletes in order to improve power, efficiency, and health.  Endurance athletes need to do more than just run, ride or swim. Strength training can help eliminate [...]

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How to Approach an Overuse Injury

How to Approach an Overuse Injury

What do you do when you find yourself with a chronic overuse injury? Every person with a body can relate to this, especially athletes who regularly test the limits of their bodies. An injury is inevitably accompanied by a flurry of thoughts. Some of these thoughts are practical. Thoughts like: What [...]

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  • Lateral Exercises for Athletic Performance

Lateral Exercises for Athletic Performance

For this week's workout post, our Strength and Conditioning coach, Joey Jacinto, demonstrates dynamic lateral exercises used commonly by professional baseball and softball players that are sure to improve your athletic performance and decrease your risk of injury no matter what sport or activities you like to do! Imagine sprinting across [...]

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Active Recovery Tips for Better Performance

Active Recovery Tips for Better Performance

When you think about athletic recovery, what comes to mind? Most people would say resting, relaxing, eating...the list goes on and on. Those answers are correct, but you can get more out of your rest and relaxation while giving your body the physical and mental break it needs. Your recovery [...]

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Relaxing at High Intensity to Maximize Your Workout

Relaxing at High Intensity to Maximize Your Workout

This week's workout post is a very special guest post from our local elite trail runner Mario Mendoza! If you're ever out on any of our local trails (as most of you are!), it's likely you've seen him out there. This week, Mario shows tips on relaxing during high intensity workouts [...]

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The Need for Speed

The Need for Speed

"How do I get faster?" Whether you play rugby, compete in the CrossFit games, or want to run a faster 10k, every athlete has "The Need for Speed" in their training.  But how do you add speed work into your weekly training routine safely and easily while getting the most out [...]

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Training with Purpose: More is Not Always Better!

Training with Purpose: More is Not Always Better!

Many people think going faster, doing more, or pushing harder is always better. But that is a recipe for training burnout and injuries, not to mention the toll it takes mentally when you aren't reaching your goals. Training with purpose means you specifically workout with your goals in mind. And if [...]

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When to Alter Your Workout Plans

When to Alter Your Workout Plans

If you've seen our co-owner/professional runner Renee Metivier Baillie run, you know that it looks effortless as she glides along. It may look easy but hard intensity workouts and competitions are hard for all of us, so we asked Renee to share a story of one of her more memorable workouts. [...]

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How to Bounce Back After Injury or Disappointment

How to Bounce Back After Injury or Disappointment

We've all been there: months spent training for an event, only to be disappointed with your result. Or maybe you've poured your heart into something and ended up injured before you ever made it to the start? If it hasn't happened yet, it's likely that it will happen at some point [...]

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Why Indoor Training Is Important Year-Round

Why Indoor Training Is Important Year-Round

It's easy to stay indoors in the winter when the temperatures drop and the snow is falling, but as the days get warmer and longer we tend to want to take all of our training outdoors. While we definitely agree that soaking up the perfect summer weather is the right [...]

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