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Become a Stronger and Better Athlete!

Become a Stronger and Better Athlete!

Strength training is something that is often neglected, but it is a crucial part of becoming the best athlete you can be. No matter what kind of athlete you are, strength training will make you become a stronger and better athlete overall, and as a result, create stronger performances. The [...]

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Keep Doing What You love!

Keep Doing What You love!

Erin Felder of Bend knows how to fill her day. The wife and mother of two works as festival director for the Bend A Capella Festival at Tower Theatre, serves as a business manager for a few longtime clients and teaches ballet at a local studio. Still, amidst the busyness [...]

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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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Strength Training for High School Athletes

Strength Training for High School Athletes

A properly designed strength program will enhance athleticism, which is key to strong sports performance. So why do so many young athletes fail in their efforts to get stronger/faster and perform better? In general, young athletes athletes do not focus enough on developing adequate levels of strength. This is a huge [...]

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Introducing Strength and Conditioning with Joey Jacinto

Introducing Strength and Conditioning with Joey Jacinto

As athletes, getting faster and performing better is the ultimate goal in almost everything we do. Whether your focus is competing against yourself and your personal best, or competing against others to win a competition, strength training is the missing component in many training plans - particularly for endurance athletes. As we [...]

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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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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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How and Why to Do a Front Squat

How and Why to Do a Front Squat

Spending time in the gym is beneficial for all athletes, no matter what your final goal is. We talked about why strength training is valuable for endurance athletes earlier this week on our blog, so naturally this week's performance training tip takes it to the gym with how to do a front [...]

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Strength Workout for Beginners

Strength Workout for Beginners

If you are new to strength training and are thinking of doing your first strength workout, you may want to consider starting off with some introductory workouts to ease your way into it. A lot of people jump into heavy strength training head first because they are excited to get stronger [...]

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How to Perform A Proper Deadlift

How to Perform A Proper Deadlift

Have you ever used a trap bar instead of an Olympic bar to perform a deadlift? This week's Friday performance tip is a tutorial on utilizing a trap bar for proper deadlift form. Deadlifts are an excellent way for athletes of all types to build strength in posterior chain muscles, including: [...]

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