Category "Recovery + Performance Tips"

Healthy Recipe | Chocolate Date Truffles

Healthy Recipe | Chocolate Date Truffles

Recharge's co-owner and pro athlete, Renee Metivier Baillie, shares her favorite healthy recipe for chocolate date truffles that make a perfect pre- or post- workout snack as well as an amazing healthy dessert option! Healthy Recipe: Chocolate Date Truffles This tasty (and deceptively healthy) snack made primarily from dates and nuts is [...]

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Pick-Me-Up Track Workout

Pick-Me-Up Track Workout

Now that the weather has cleared and it has warmed up a bit (for now), we can get back to some normal training. So we are going to take advantage of the good footing and get some faster/high quality running in. This week's workout is track oriented and will focus [...]

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How to: Active-Isolated Stretching

How to: Active-Isolated Stretching

What is Active-Isolated Stretching (AIS)? According to Jim and Phil Wharton (who wrote the book on AIS…literally), Active-Isolated Stretching is a method of muscle and fascia lengthening that works with your body’s physiology to safely improve your dynamic and effective flexibility. I had the distinct pleasure of working and training with [...]

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Sleep as a Recovery Tool

Sleep as a Recovery Tool

According to Wikipedia, a nap is "...a short period of sleep, typically taken during daylight hours as an adjunct to the usual nocturnal sleep period. Naps are most often taken as a response to drowsiness during waking hours." Sleeping and napping are both important, and often overlooked, components of our [...]

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One Size Fits All Workout Plan

One Size Fits All Workout Plan

As athletes, we often condition ourselves over years of training to follow a very specific workout plan. Regardless of the sport you play or the event you're training for there are patterns in training that have worked for many, so we tend to stick to a one size fits all approach to [...]

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How to Treat Plantar Fasciitis

How to Treat Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common injury for athletes of all types. If you've ever experience foot pain immediately upon stepping out of bed in the morning, you know exactly what we're talking about! Our acupuncturist, Dr. Lara Grtiz, was here to talk all things acupuncture this week and gave a demo [...]

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Weekly Workout

Weekly Workout

This week's workout is designed to work with the winter weather that has been hitting many of us hard already. It can be done on a shorter stretch of clear pavement or even on the treadmill. This ladder workout is designed to mix in threshold work and speed to keep [...]

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Winter Training is Coming…

Winter Training is Coming…

Or maybe it's already here, based on the last week or so of weather in central Oregon! Our co-owner Austin Baillie shares some of his thoughts on having a sense of humor while dealing with what are sometimes trying winter training conditions. “Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from [...]

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Caffeine for Recovery?

Caffeine for Recovery?

We've all heard about the benefits of consuming caffeine before workouts and competitions to improve athletic performance. We use caffeine as a wake-up call for our early morning training routines, and in certain long-distance events we even use it during our races. But what about using caffeine after exercise as [...]

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Functional Step Ups

Functional Step Ups

Our professional runner and co-owner Renee Metivier Baillie demonstrates how to incorporate modified functional steps ups as part of your training program to help with hip and knee alignment and hip extension. Start by adding this exercise to your routine 2 times each week with 1 set of 10 steps ups [...]

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