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Mental Toughness for Athletes

Mental Toughness for Athletes

How do you get the most out of yourself when training or competing? Our professional runner/Recharge owner Renee Metivier shares her thoughts and some personal experience as we ponder... What helps you dig deep when you feel like you have nothing more to give? What can enable you to transcend expectations from both yourself [...]

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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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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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Introducing Sports Nutrition and Endurance Coaching with Stephanie Howe

Introducing Sports Nutrition and Endurance Coaching with Stephanie Howe

Photo credit: Tim Kemple On our quest to make Recharge the ultimate one-stop community for Central Oregon athletes, we've got another exciting announcement to make as we continue to grow and expand!! If you've been at the finish line of Pole Pedal Paddle in recent years or kept an eye on the ultra [...]

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Why Working With a Coach and Being Part of a Team is Beneficial for All Athletes

Why Working With a Coach and Being Part of a Team is Beneficial for All Athletes

The say it takes a village to raise a child. While this is definitely true for parenting, it also applies to athletes as we train for and compete in events. While it's possible to choose your own event and write a plan to get yourself there, it's often better to have the guidance [...]

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How to Write a Training Program

How to Write a Training Program

As athletes, we all have different abilities and goals, which means our training plans are going to be written differently. That being said, training programs should still have the same basic structure with different cycles written out to help build your aerobic base and endurance, strength, power, prepare specifically and peak [...]

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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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What Are the Benefits of Acupuncture for Athletes?

What Are the Benefits of Acupuncture for Athletes?

Have you ever considered utilizing acupuncture as part of your maintenance and/or recovery plan? The benefits of acupuncture have long been known to help relax and restore muscle groups, but what are the direct benefits of acupuncture for athletes? We firmly believe in including acupuncture as part of our regular routine, which [...]

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Should You Exercise While You’re Sick?

Should You Exercise While You’re Sick?

We've all been there. You've been training hard for your next big event when suddenly you wake up with some kind of sickness. When training has been going well, the last thing you wanted to happen is to get sick. What do you do? Continue with your training schedule and [...]

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Weekly Workout

Weekly Workout

This week's workout is designed to work with the winter weather that has been hitting many of us hard already. It can be done on a shorter stretch of clear pavement or even on the treadmill. This ladder workout is designed to mix in threshold work and speed to keep [...]

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