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Taming Your Sports Gremlin functional training heal yourself self healing self-compassion self-discipline training Sep 24, 2012

As an athlete you are driven, have goals and want to achieve. Many of us are in the habit of pushing our bodies to the brink of collapse, injury or sickness to succeed. Our taskmaster inside, sometimes called our sports gremlin, scares us into making bad choices for our body and soul.

Using...

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Prevent Injury with Proprioception Training healing and injury proprioception strength training training workout Aug 23, 2012

Proprioception is defined by Mosby's dictionary as “the kinesthetic sense. The sense that deals with sensations of body position, posture, balance, and motion.” Simply put, it is your ability to feel your body's joint positions and movements in space.

 

As your body moves and...

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Three Strategies to Settle Competition Nerves character strengths competition racing self training Aug 10, 2012

1. Embrace Your Competitor

When I read about this strategy in Running Within by Jerry Lynch and Warren Scott I was intrigued. I had always seen the other women in my races as rivals to be beaten and crushed, not embraced! Lynch and Scott describe how anger is a counterproductive emotion...

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Core Training - Are You Doing Enough? alignment core core training posture alignment strength the pain free athlete training Aug 02, 2012

In case you missed my article in the Los Alamos Daily Post it is reprinted below.

You have probably heard that having a strong core is important and will help with back pain, athletic performance, injury prevention, posture and the various activities of daily living. In your effort to...

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Low Tech or High Tech Training - what's right for you? exercise exercise recovery functional training interval training training Jul 20, 2012

I have always been a low tech exerciser and competitor. In my sports training I have mainly used heart rate and time as measures of my effort and intensity. There are several reasons for my choice.

First, learning new technology can be frustrating. I don't enjoy spending my energy figuring...

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10 Secrets to Better Mountain Biking athlete exercise mountain biking mountain biking technique training Jun 28, 2012

 

1. Look where you want to go with soft eyes
The number one mistake beginner mountain bikers make is focusing on the obstacles in the trail. The path of your bike follows your eyes. If you stare intently at the rock, tree, or root odds are you will hit them. Instead, look up the trail and...

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How to Handle the Pressures of Athletic Competition athlete competition self self-discipline training May 17, 2012

"One of the hardest things to deal with at the international level of competition is the pressure I feel just before it is time to go!" 
- Winter Olympic Gold Medalist

Olympic athletes have the ultimate pressure to perform with an entire country counting on them to excel. Watching the...

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Riding Solo or with the Group, 3 Questions to Consider athlete self self-compassion skill training May 03, 2012

It's Saturday morning, the group ride leaves in an hour - should you join the bunch or go it alone? Ask yourself the following three questions to make the best decision.

1. What type of workout do I want and need today?

Whenever a group of athletes come together to train it inevitably turns...

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Fueling for a Century Ride anti-inflammatory diet athlete cycling diet training Apr 11, 2012

The century ride is when you can cash in on all your bike hours in one long effort. All the training miles you've done, however, won't replace a smart eating plan for the event. A successful 100 mile ride is dependent on maintaining your energy level over the distance.

Carbohydrate - The Star...

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Gain Fitness Through Adequate Recovery exercise rest self healing self-discipline training Apr 04, 2012

Fitness is gained when you restThe workouts you do break your body down. It is commonly accepted that you don't weight train everyday because you would continually grow weaker with each workout. Every time you lift weights you are creating micro-tears in your muscles. The same principle...

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Pedaling Cadence, How Fast Should You Spin? athlete cycling pain free athlete the pain free athlete training Mar 08, 2012

Remember when cyclist Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France – seven times? If so, you might also recall how Lance popularized the fast spin of >90 revolutions per minute (rpm).

What are the advantages of spinning at a high cadence?

Increased blood flow studies have...

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