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What is Project Play?

Remember when your parents would kick you outside and say, “Just go outside and play.” Sadly the trend of children being active and “just playing” is going in the wrong direction. Recreation programs have been cut, physical education classes have been on the chopping block and childhood obesity is at an all-time high. There is no [...]

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How to recover after a tough workout

What do you do when your muscles are really sore after a hard workout? Please don’t tell me you lay in bed! What you should be doing to recover from a hard workout or training session is called regeneration. Regeneration allows you to “recharge” your batteries. The stress from exercise is good, but not allowing your [...]

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What should I eat for optimal performance?

Remember that a well-fueled body is going to perform better than one that has been starved all day. Do not overeat. Any food that remains in the stomach may cause cramping, indigestion, nausea, and/or vomiting. Try to eat small meals/snacks five to seven times per day. It is important to consume 20 to 30 grams [...]

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10 ways to beat the heat

Recognize Signs of Dehydration – Dark urine (similar to apple juice), loss of energy/fatigue, dizziness, light-headedness, chills, loss of coordination, cramps, headaches, nausea, and confusion Allow time to acclimatize – It takes 7-10 days for your body to get used to a climate. Weigh in, weigh out – A weight loss of 1.5% – 2% [...]

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How to properly put on a wetsuit

Contributing author: XTERRA Wetsuits Putting on a wetsuit may look easy, but there are also a few tricks and steps to ensure it is done right to avoid tears and a proper fit. There are multiple features of a proper fitting, including the ability for your swim stroke to remain as close to normal as [...]

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How to prepare for cold water swims

As the triathlon season is starting to kick off in many parts of the country, the thoughts of getting into the open water start to enter the minds of many. There are many questions that should be going through your head, which include: Does my wetsuit still fit? What kind of swim cap will I [...]

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Winter Workout Series: Circuit 2

The following video contains our second exercise circuit in the Winter Workout Series.   This group can be done separate but if added to all of the supersets previous released will make a calorie-busting workout.  This group consists of Push ups to T, Box Blasts, Dumbbell Shoulder to Shoulder lifts and a Side Plank with Reach.  [...]

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Winter Workout Series: Circuit 1

The following video contains our first exercise circuit in the Winter Workout Series.   This group can be done separate but if added to all of the supersets previous released will make a calorie-busting workout.  This group consists of Step ups with Bicep Curl to Burpee, Lateral Bounds, Seated Trunk Rotations and a Step up to [...]

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New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year when again when fitness centers fill up with New Year’s “resolutioners.” There is a mad rush to the treadmill or weight machine, then two months later the gym numbers return to normal. How do you avoid the same pitfalls that these individuals always seem to run in to? First, set [...]

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Winter Workout Series: Superset 4

The following video includes the fourth set of exercises in our Winter Workout Series.  This group can be done separate but if added to the previous group and those to follow over the coming weeks will make a calorie-busting workout. This group consists of an Diagonal Arm Lift and Supine Box Bridge.  Start with 2 [...]

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