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Mindset

Q&A: Getting More Active

Q: How can I get more active?

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Tags: Q&A, Attitude, Motivation

Play Better

Prevent Baseball Injuries

Reduce your risk for injury by paying extra attention to your hips, trunk, and shoulders, says Sue Falsone, head physical therapist for Athletes' Performance and the Los Angeles Dodgers. In this video, Falsone explains the challenges for baseball players and how a long term injury prevention plan can pay dividends on the field.

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Tags: Injury Prevention, Baseball

Recovery

Q&A: Alternative to Deadlifts

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Q: I have a hamstring injury and am trying to avoid any type of deadlift move. What can I due instead of deadlifts?

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Tags: Injury, Hamstrings, Q&A, Glutes

The Performance Life

Recovering From My Road Trip

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Our trip to South America has come to an end. The last days in Rio de Janeiro were beautiful—the Copa Cabana, Ipanema Beach, and the Christ the Redeemer statue were some of the most impressive things I have ever seen.

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Tags: Outdoor Recreation, Leisure Time, Soccer, Travel, College

Recovery

Q&A: Maintain Strength While Wrist is Broken

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Q: I've fractured my left wrist and am out of two-hand commission for the next five weeks. I'd like to have a program that will allow me to maintain some kind of strength and conditioning.

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Tags: Wrist Pain, Strength, Injury, Rehabilitation, Q&A, Hand

Recovery

Q&A: Herniated Disc

Q: I herniated L5 S1 disc in my back last summer and re-injured it again this spring. I have tightness in the left hamstring and calf. I am an avid cyclist. I just finished my first week of your "Decreasing Pain and Tightness" training program. Will these exercises help my injury or should they be modified based on my problem?

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Tags: Q&A, Tightness, Calves, Reduce Pain, Hamstrings, Back Pain, Back

Movement

Q&A: Add More ESD

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Q: The Energy Systems Development (ESD) durations seem really short to me. Is 14 minutes really enough time to gain benefits, or should I extend the time to what I'm comfortable with? The workout-time-options limit you to 90 minutes, but I often have more time and was just wondering if I should increase my ESD time when I do.

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Tags: Q&A, Energy System Development

Mindset

How to Stop Procrastinating

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Want to lose weight? Get rid of pesky pains? Or have more energy? Stop putting off your goals. Here's how to make a change, and fast:

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Tags: Goals, Motivation, Planning

Play Better

4 Keys to In-Season Training

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The goals of any in-season program are nearly identical: Maintain strength and power (upperclassmen) or improve strength and power developed in off-season programs (freshman and redshirts).

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Tags: Sports Performance

The Performance Life

Gold Medal Motivation

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Michael Phelps never seemed more human and superhuman at the same time this weekend. After capturing his 8th straight gold medal, Phelps was at a loss for words in post-race interviews, just as any of us would be after capping off one of the greatest sports performances ever. He thanked his teammates and said how proud he was to be a part of it all.

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Tags: Swimming, Focus, Motivation

Blogs

Movement

Mark Verstegen’s Hip-Strengthening Workout for Women

Train an often overlooked area with this mini-workout from Core Performance’s founder.

Live Better

America: A Nation of Couch Potatoes

A new study from the University of Alabama found that the average person is getting less than two minutes of rigorous exercise a day.

Nutrition

7 Fresh Juices to Start Your Day

Juice these fruit and veggie blends to start your day.

Well at Work

Health News: Exercise Can Alleviate Work-Life Balance Stress

Researchers found that working out can help ease stress and increase confidence in dealing with work-life balance issues.

The Performance Life

5 Tips to Build Teamwork and Fun Through Obstacle Racing

Here's what you need to know about using obstacle races to build teamwork at work.