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Why Core Training?

If you have read anything over the past few years about fitness training or athletic performance, then you have heard the term “core training”.  However, you probably have heard it with little or no data to back up why you should add it to your training routine.  Well, a recent French study demonstrated that a […]

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Top five things young athletes should focus on this summer

Summer is right around the corner, and most athletes are working hard in their spring sport or already thinking ahead to the fall. To take advantage of the upcoming summer, it’s important to stay focused on your training, especially these five things. 1)    Nutrition: Proper nutrition is essential to the high school athlete. Whether your […]

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Staying motivated to train

When setting up a training program for one of our fitness members I heard a familiar question.  “How do I motivate myself to keep coming”.  It’s a question that all of us ask ourselves during workouts or even in our daily lives.  The answer isn’t simple, it’s not about willpower or rewards.  It boils down […]

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Golf – Want to be injury free with lower scores?

Golf is one of the higher injury-producing sports played in the United States. One would think hitting a little ball with a club wouldn’t cause that many injuries.  However, there is a tremendous amount of force traveling through the body to project that little bar further. Elbow injuries are the most common among amateur golfers, […]

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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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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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