Category: Articles

  2018-11-28 |   Category : Articles

Holiday Nutrition By Mike Sayers Many of us go into the Holidays knowing that coming out of the Holidays, our well-conditioned bodies may be a bit less well conditioned. The Holidays are a special time of year, and we should be spending time with friends and family. Often times, that means extra meals out, sweet …

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  2018-11-02 |   Category : Articles, Nutrition

In Season Performance is Built in Off-Season Work, Part III Phasing Nutrition with Training It seems for the general public and the athletic population, nutrition can be confusing. Magazine articles and blogs advocate the next latest and greatest, silver-bullet diet. These are often extreme and present wildly different strategies. Generally, these diets lack context. There …

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  2018-09-28 |   Category : Articles

In Season Performance is Built in Off-Season Work, Part II Endurance Training By Julie Young In Part I of this series, we discussed the benefits of incorporating a well-developed strength program in to the transition season, a.k.a. “off-season,” to reach a higher peak performance, in season. In a year-round training program, we divide the year …

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  2018-09-21 |   Category : Articles

In Season Performance is Built in Off-Season Work PRT I: STRENGTH TRAINING By Julie Young I think there is sometimes a misconception that fitness to reach peak performance can be developed in a short period of time, just prior to a key event. But actually, the foundation to fitness and higher peak performance is developed …

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  2018-03-12 |   Category : Articles

By Robert Ressl-Moyer Training plans are accessable anywhere at anytime. For free or at little cost. Why bother on spending money on a coach? Accountability Accountability is one of the most important reasons to hire a coach or a trainer. Many trainees are enthusiastic when choosing an event to train for. But besides a very …

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  |   Category : Articles, Training Tips

By Julie Young   I think as runners one of the best ways to insure performance gains is to be proactive with injury prevention. Injury prevention and improved performance go hand in hand. As runners, it’s tricky because we are dealing with ground forces. Every time our foot strikes the ground a force reverberates up …

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  2018-02-07 |   Category : Articles

How do you gauge your training intensity? Is it based off of a rating of perceived exertion (RPE)? Do you stick to your heart rate zones? Do you establish power zones according to your functional threshold power (FTP)? Or do you use your VO2max/lactate threshold value? Not one of these methods is necessarily wrong or …

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  2018-01-07 |   Category : Nutrition, Training Tips

At Dai we prioritize educating our client-athletes on the why of training. This empowers and helps them connect the dots and ultimately motivates more effective training. We also strive to help them to understand there is not one silver bullet to improved fitness and performance. But it’s consistently practicing healthy “habits” (good sleep, hydration, and …

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  2017-09-11 |   Category : Articles

I love bike fitting because it is not simply a cookie-cutter manipulation of the bike, it’s often a puzzle and an opportunity to educate the rider on the value of consistent off-bike practices that will improve the position and power-output. Each fit is predicated on the individual rider’s goals, fitness and flexibility as well as …

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  2017-09-06 |   Category : Articles

Does off-season mean we hibernate and curl up in a comatose state on the couch with a bag of chips? Maybe not. Off-season provides an invaluable opportunity to give yourself a mental and physical hall pass from single sport focus and structure. It is the time to step back and enjoy the opportunity of mental and physical …

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