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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!!

By | 2017-08-09T15:49:42+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|

Find Your Balance

PTS_HomeSideIMG01Are you well-balanced? People often think balance means a fixed point, holding perfectly still in a pose or position. Actually balance includes everything from wobbling all over the place to holding the perfect pose for as long as you can while staying present, centered, and connected with your breath. True balance is fluid, constantly moving and adapting to different situations. This is what stand up paddle boarding, snowboarding, skiing, and surfing are all about; constantly adapting to ever changing environments. That’s why we love doing what we do. The constant challenge is what makes it super fun and forces us to learn, adapt, and get even better.

Notice how you feel; some days you have lots of energy and other days not so much. A well-balanced athlete will be able to quickly assess how they are feeling (energy level, strength, focus, confidence, etc.) and adjust their training or performance accordingly. Balance is essential for optimal health and an amazing life. Balance your training with endurance, strength, power, coordination, flexibility, and recovery. Balance your meals and snacks with vegetables, fruit, starch, lean protein, and healthy fat. Balance your work, training, and free time. Balance your relationships. Notice where you focus your attention and energy, and find your balance.

By | 2017-08-09T15:49:42+00:00 June 21st, 2016|