Month: February 2012

  2012-02-29 |   Category : Fit to Be Tried- Julie's Blog

This winter I have partnered with the Cedar House Sport Hotel to develop four day Nordic Camps. The Cedar House provides a unique, one-of-a-kind model in the Truckee-Tahoe region, where corporate conglomerates are king. The sport hotel offers a truly boutique experience characterized by a refined, sophisticated yet personalized and warm atmosphere. The Cedar House with its all-inclusive lodging …

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  2012-02-21 |   Category : clinics

 Bicycle Racing: A Dynamic Chess Game On Wheels– March 3 clinic & riding Victory Velo Racing Athletes: Victory Velo Racing is presenting a **free** team-only race skills development and on-bike practice clinic with Julie Young of o2Fitness, Saturday March 3, from 11:00-1:00, light lunch after.   For those of you that haven’t seen our posts …

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  2012-02-20 |   Category : Fit to Be Tried- Julie's Blog

This winter I attended the SPECIALIZED BODY GEOMETRY FIT BIKE FITTING CERTIFICATION – what a blast and  invalauble educational and professional opportunity. The Body Geometry FIT program is the most comprehensive bike fit education in the industry. Working with Dr. Andy Pruitt and his team at the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine, the BGFIT process …

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I recently completed Athletes’ Performance Educational Mentorship affording a unique opportunity to learn a highly successful methodology and integrated system. This experience has provided an effective system of tools to train the avid recreationalist to the elite athlete alike. The comprehensive five day Athletes’ Performance Mentorship instructed methodology through cohesive theoretical and applied learning. This …

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Injury Prevention Strategies for Endurance Athletes For this first article in a series on injury prevention strategies I interviewed two rehabilitation and conditioning professionals – Laura Snow, physical therapist and co-owner at American River Rehabilitation; and Darcy Norman, a licensed physical therapist, certified athletic trainer, and certified strength and conditioning specialist with Athletes’ Performance. Before …

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Hit Winter Fitness with Hiking  Hiking is a great way to stay active through the winter months. We have seemingly limitless possibilities out our Auburn backyard. Generally speaking, the key to fitness is consistency, keeping it fun and interesting with variety, and partnering up to insure accountability. Hiking fits the bill. Finding and maintaining fitness …

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Cross-Country Ski Dry-Land Training – Make it Count Because the snow season is finite – cross country skiers have developed dry-land progressions that mimic the on-snow technique. These progressions help clear the summer cob-webs and re-institute specific skiing muscle memory and body position awareness. Body position is the foundation of efficient cross-country skiing – it …

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Plyo Your Way to Power the Powder A safely devised plyometric program will benefit every activity – producing more power to the pedal, force in the foot strike, and for that skier, alpine or cross-country, more punch in the powder this season. Plyometrics, also known as plyos, are drills designed to produce fast, powerful movements, …

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Got Balance? Balance is a key element of efficient, enjoyable cross-country skiing. While some contend – they simply do not possess balance, don’t be a victim of this belief. Balance is trainable and early winter, as we twiddle our thumbs eagerly awaiting the snow, presents an ideal opportunity to fine-tune balance with dry-land drills. As …

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The Core of Cross-Country Conditioning   The expanded concept of core has been coined the pillar and consists of scapula, trunk and the hip complex. The goal of a functional core stability and mobility training program extends far beyond abdominal strength.  To develop a cross-country specific, functional and dynamic core program, think outside of the …

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