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Blog 2017-08-23T13:59:48+00:00

Push Your Limits

low angle view of cyclist riding mountain bike on rocky trail at sunrise

Striving for best performance means pushing your limits. You will never know how far you can go unless you push yourself. This is how you reach your highest potential. This may sound intense, but it is really not. Think about this, in order to make any physical improvement, you have to challenge yourself. Challenge can be small or huge. It can be getting one more rep in on your chest press or it could be hucking a cliff you’ve never hit before.

Pushing yourself to reach your highest potential is physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Step outside of your comfort zone and into the incredible realm of possibilities. You have to be completely in tune, in the present moment, and take action. You may have never hit that cliff, but you’ve hit others. You scoped out the area. You see your line, your takeoff, and your landing. It looks good. You feel amazing. Your training and nutrition are dialed in. You feel yourself, see yourself launching, flying, landing, and stomping it! Strive to be your best and push your limits!

Peak Performance

PTS_BlogPushLimitsIMG01An athlete’s goal is to achieve peak performance. Optimal training and nutrition are key factors in improving performance, along with sport psychology. If you want to reach your peak, you have to train to hit your peak. Find you balance with periodized training focusing on strength, power, endurance, flexibility, and balance. This is year-round training purposefully designed for you to have peak performance when it’s time to shred.

Training includes balanced meals and snacks for before, during, and after your training. Your fueling is also carefully planned to adjust for high-training days or competition, moderate training days, low training days, and recovery along with hydration. Your training also includes sport psychology which hones in on your talent, your potential, improves self-confidence, and determination. You are also prepared with awesome stress management skills and relaxation techniques for when things get gnarly.

Does this sound like a lot of stuff to be focusing on? It is! This is the incredible field of sport science, sport nutrition, and sport psychology! Everything that can help you improve your performance has been studied. As new techniques come out, they are studied. This field is cutting edge because professional athletes are always looking for new ways to improve their performance. This is why I went into this field, because I am fascinated by the idea of peak performance, of doing your best and being your best. This is also why I created Power To Shred. I spent years studying sport science and sport nutrition theory in books, in the lab, and in the gym, on my bike, and running. These types of training are fairly easy to control. I then experimented with all the tried and true techniques that I use with my athletes on myself out in the mountains. It works and I want to share everything I know with you!! Power to Shred baby!!

Train For Life

FireflyWhat is your dream? My dream was to be a pro athlete, to give my all to be my best. I loved being a scholar athlete. My job was to get top grades and perform my best. My goal was to do better than I did before, to learn new tricks, to go faster, pop higher, open and reach further. I’d get lost in the moment, completely connected body and mind, in tune with my breath and my routine. My goal was not only to medal, but also continually improve.

I didn’t have the opportunity to go after my goal and become a professional athlete. I no longer train to race or medal in gymnastics, cycling or triathlon. Now I train for life! As a sport nutrition coach and personal trainer, I know that actions speak louder than words. Everything that I teach my athletes I apply in my own life. I lead by example.

Periodized training and nutrition are my life. I focus on endurance, strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. My training includes skiing, lifting, running, hiking, SUP, and yoga. I do Instagram yoga challenges that get out of my comfort zone and push my limits while staying calm and connected to my breath. I prep my balanced meals and snacks every day to fuel and train to shred.

I am sharing my life with all of you, to show you how I take exercise sport science and sport nutrition and apply it to the goal I am striving for – to be my best. This site and this program are for you. I want Power To Shred to be interactive so that I can help more people. Reach out. Ask questions. Make comments. Tell me what you need. I am happy to help. “If you want something, go get it period.” Go get it peeps!!