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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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Why Athletes Should Do Yoga

Why Athletes Should Do Yoga

Do you know you need a little more muscle flexibility, but don't want to go to a regular yoga class for fear that you won't understand what's happening or that your inflexible athlete body won't be able to keep up with everyone around you? While you don't need to be [...]

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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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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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