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Warmups: Dynamic versus Static Stretching

Warmups: Dynamic versus Static Stretching

Static stretching has long been the warmup routine for athletes, but could this be actually hurting your performance? Dr. Kara Witzke, head professor of the kinesiology department at OSU-Cascades, gave a seminar at Recharge last week where she discussed this important aspect of training using the latest research to explain [...]

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Workout Wednesday: Dynamic Walking Drills

Workout Wednesday: Dynamic Walking Drills

It's Workout Wednesday! After a long workout, your muscles can get stiff very quickly... We’ve all learned a few basic stretches over the years, but conflicting research on how to properly stretch and how long to hold each stretch can get confusing. These walking drills are dynamic and functional, yet gentle and [...]

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Yoga for Athletes: Warm Up Flow

Yoga for Athletes: Warm Up Flow

As athletes, we are often intimidated by the idea of stepping on to a yoga mat in fear that tight muscles will keep us from being able to reach our full potential as yogis (and by that, we mean touch our toes)! :) Never fear, Recharge Yoga for Athletes is here [...]

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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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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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