Endurance

F.K.T’s: A New Performance Marvel

Written By: Tamara Kidd  For centuries humans have continuously broken the boundaries in what was thought possible in physical performance. The past three years have proved to be exceptionally groundbreaking for the new phenomenon known as F.K.T.s (Fastest Known Times) in speed hiking, mountaineering, and trail running. FKTs are the fastest recorded times from point-to-point on…

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Three Health Benefits of Triathlon Training

Written By: Jon Fecik “Oh no, are we out?” I asked my wife after I got home from a run. “Yes,” she said. “OK. I will be back.” I sprinted out again, this time to my car to speed to the grocery store and buy three packs of Hershey’s Chocolate Bars. Why? Because I like them.…

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Crawls and Carries

Written By: Andrew Read Endurance athletes can be a blessing and a curse to train. Endurance sports are built off extreme work ethics and the ability and willingness to suffer. However, that determination and motivation can easily sidetrack your clients with injury and burn out. It can also make programming hard due to weakness or…

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Frequent Training Mistakes for OCR Athletes

Written By: Evan Perperis, NSCA-CPT Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) is a sport that stresses the body of the hybrid athlete. Requiring athletes to simultaneously train for strength and speed can lead to problems, confusion and reoccurring mistakes. Once people have their weekly set routine down, these mistakes frequently come to the surface for the OCR athlete…

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Four Huge Triathlon Mistakes That Will Keep You Slow

By: Jon Fecik Photo Credit: Wesley Xie Even though I race as a Professional Triathlete and have coached for 9 years, it is not hard to remember the mistakes I made when I was first starting out as a triathlete. I came from a wrestling background where the mentality was that very hard, all-out work paid…

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The Basics of Altitude and How to Acclimatize

  By: Tamara Kidd       One of the biggest concerns in the alpine world, especially for those new to mountaineering, is altitude sickness. Doctors have yet to discover exactly what causes it, so most of what we know is based on trial and error from those who adventure into high altitude. The best…

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Stroke Rating & Ratio In Rowing: Why Is It Important?

By: Margie Ellison  As a rowing coach, one of the biggest misunderstandings that I have come across is the stroke rating and ratio. The stroke rating is the number of strokes that you take per minute. This number is displayed in the top right corner of your ERG’s (the indoor rowing machine) monitor. The ratio is the amount…

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The Best Triathlon Off-Season Yet

By: Mike Fecik As the triathlon season starts to slow down, don’t think that the off-season means getting fat and hibernating until Spring! Of course, take time to do nothing and find a way to “miss” your usual training plan. I suggest 2-4 weeks if you can (and if your significant other/friends can stand you…

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Should Triathletes Use Knee Sleeves While Squatting?

Click here to listen to the show on iTunes (Apple) Click here to listen to the show on Stitcher (Android) Hardcore powerlifters and bodybuilders often swear by knee sleeves for squatting, but what about endurance athletes? In this episode of CHP Radio, you’ll learn the pros and cons of knee sleeves for endurance athletes who…

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The First Month Always Sucks

Click here to listen to the show on iTunes (Apple) Click here to listen to the show on Stitcher (Android)   Every new fitness program sucks, at first. That’s why most people quit before they get the results they want. Learn how to maintain and enjoy a workout plan with  simple steps in this episode…

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