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Determined to Finish: Our Experience of The Pioneer MTB Race conditioning courage cycling determination fitness racing the pain free athlete Jan 16, 2020

Find Stunning * Find Character * Find Welcome

This is the promise of The Pioneer, a six-day mountain bike stage race. Without doubt, our character was tested and strengthened during this epic event that was held December 1-6, 2019. The stunning views were often covered in clouds, though we did...

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Breathe Better: Use Your Nose 3 nasal exersises breathe well breathing and posture breathing exercises breathing mechanics fitness health intergrative breathing therapy nasal breathing nose breathing nostril breathing posture and breathing the pain free athlete Nov 19, 2019

How strong is your nose?

Have you ever considered that the function of your nose is dependent on muscles? Did you know that if you don’t nasal breathe, these muscles can become weak and imbalanced?

Use it or lose it applies to your nose!

Recently, I had the opportunity to learn about...

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3 Exercises for Pain Free Gardening aching muscles back pain fitness outdoor activity planting crops soreness the pain free athlete weeding Jun 06, 2019

Please enjoy this re-print of my article that was published in the May 2019 Moab Happenings.

Spring is here! Now is the time to prepare the soil for your garden! Unfortunately, this can mean spending several hours bent over with your hands in the dirt, pulling weeds and planting. Weeding and...

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Strengthen Your Back and Glutes with the Bird Dog Exercise breathing and posture conditioning fitness hand leg opposite lift strength the pain free athlete yoga Feb 27, 2019

Although Bird Dog is an excellent exercise for strengthening the back and glutes, most people do it wrong. I counted three people performing the movement incorrectly during my short one-hour gym workout last week! Thus, I was inspired to write this blog.

The Problem
Here it is. Look at the first...

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How Fit Are You? fitness pain free athlete posture posture alignment posture fitness class the pain free athlete Apr 17, 2014

Can you...

Complete 50 abdominal crunches in one minute?

Squat 2 times your body weight?

 After reading those two sentences, are you feeling unfit right now? Well, I am! These, however, are just a few of the assessments that some people  commonly use to determine fitness level. If you...

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9 Tips to Improve Your Strength Training Workout fitness resistance training the pain free athlete weights workout Jul 17, 2013

 

Strength training is an important component of your fitness program. The resistance that you use can be in the form of machines, free weights, medicine balls, tubing or bands, and body weight. Regardless of how you apply resistance, here are some tips to keep in mind.

 

  1. Warm-up and...
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