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Work Smarter, Not Harder

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Multisport athletes definitely know a thing or two about balancing training, intensity, and goals while focusing on honing their fitness in the water, on the bike, as well as on the roads. For this week's blog, Recharge's triathlete and recovery specialist, Jake McDonald, shares insight from his own training and [...]

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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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Performance Training: Kettlebell Turkish Get-Ups

Performance Training: Kettlebell Turkish Get-Ups

For this week's performance training tip, Renee Metivier Baillie demonstrates how to properly execute Turkish Get-Ups using a kettlebell...one of her favorite total body functional strength exercises for any type of athlete that engages all the muscles of the core! Always focus on proper form, especially keeping your arm locked out [...]

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Single Leg Stabilization

Single Leg Stabilization

Inequalities between each side of your body are common and often lead to injuries which can continue to keep plaguing you if you don't get to the root of the problem. A good way to diagnose and correct weakness in one side of the body that may be leading to unwanted compensation patterns [...]

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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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Anti-Inflammatories: Good or Bad?

Anti-Inflammatories: Good or Bad?

So I have been guilty of this in the past: popping Aleve whenever my Achilles hurt or I felt overly sore after a workout.  Aleve is an anti-inflammatory, so I thought it would help my body recover and heal faster.  Well, after my long stay at the Olympic Training Center [...]

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