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Better Running Form: Injury Prevention And Performance

Better Running Form: Injury Prevention And Performance

Recharge recently hosted an awesome running form clinic with the Deschutes Mulitsport Club featuring Dave Cieslowski, physical therapist extraordinaire from Focus Physical Therapy. During the clinic, the attendees learned a lot and even got to participate in some eye opening exercises that questioned what they knew about muscle activation and [...]

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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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More Bang for your Buck Dynamic Warmup

More Bang for your Buck Dynamic Warmup

For Workout Wednesday, our strength & conditioning coach Joey Jacinto demonstrates a great dynamic warmup that specifically activates the muscles and prepares the body (and mind!) for harder efforts and heavier lifting. Be sure to spend at least 10-15 minutes going through this routine to properly warmup before more intense [...]

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Active-Isolated Stretching for Injury Prevention

Active-Isolated Stretching for Injury Prevention

To stretch or not to stretch...that is the question. There are many conflicting opinions on this subject, but stretching appropriately can lead to healthier muscle tissue and joints and help with injury prevention. Even though prolonged static stretching has been the standard method advocated by many experts for years, stretching for [...]

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Spring Training Tips

Spring Training Tips

The first day of spring has passed, and the weather is getting nicer along with the days growing longer. Many of us are planning for upcoming competitions, ramping up spring training, and tackling harder and longer workouts.  This is one of the most exciting times of the year!  You get [...]

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The Comeback: How to Remain Injury Free After an Injury

The Comeback: How to Remain Injury Free After an Injury

Our favorite sports movies involve the hero rising up after some big setback or injury that they have persevered through against the odds.  While those movies focus on the real struggles during the comeback (and this hits very close to our hearts!), why do setbacks always seem to happen when [...]

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The Importance of Off-Season Athletic Recovery

The Importance of Off-Season Athletic Recovery

Do you keep up with your rigorous recovery routine when the off-season comes around? Off-season athletic recovery may not be the first thing on your mind when training and competition falls lower on the priority list as we tend to think we don't need to focus on our body's athletic recovery as [...]

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Pilates for Athletes

Pilates for Athletes

Originally published via Active.com and written by Caitlin Chock: Pilates for Athletes You may run with your legs, but your core plays a critical role getting you to the finish line. Most runners understand the importance of a strong core, which improves your efficiency and helps you maintain proper form as you fatigue. And [...]

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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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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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