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This is by no means a comprehensive list on recovery, but rather a series of informative notes that you may find useful. There is too much to expand on for a single post, so expect another post in the Recovery series on nutrition, as well as one on supplementation in the near future. Athletes: You should be sleeping at least 8 hours per night. In a 24 hour day, that's 1/3 of your life. Making sure you're getting the most out of your sleep is an often overlooked, but vitally important part of your training journey. it isn't enough to simply...

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Over the years, i've trained athletes of all backgrounds for countless different sports and personal goals. A common question i've gotten from my more endurance-focused clients is about how strength training will affect their long-distance work, or if they can do well at both. The answer is: Yes. This question also comes up a lot with military clients who need to improve or maintain running performance for physical fitness tests. Marines, for example, run a 3 mile test as part of their PFT, with a maximum score of 18:00 and a minimum of 27:40. Invariably, strength training, when done correctly,...

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You don't NEED anything to train, but there are some tools that make the experience more enjoyable, help you make better progress or break plateaus through structural support, or help technique when training. The following is a list of what's in my gym bag and why it's in there. If you're just getting serious about training, use this as a guide for what to purchase. 1) Lifting belt A good quality belt is indispensable. The belt is NOT for protecting your lower back. It's to provide stability to your trunk which will help you lift more weight than you would...

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