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HIIT That – Just Not Too Often Nov 10, 2023

What is High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), what’s it good for, and how much is too much? How should mountain athletes incorporate it into their training? 

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If You Only Have 10 Minutes to Train Mobility, What Should You Do? 100 year athlete mobility Nov 01, 2023

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A lot of mountain athletes join Off The Mountain because they’re experiencing...

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DIY Programming: How to Create Workouts for Mountain Sports program strength workout Oct 20, 2023

A lot of people hit the gym without a plan or rationale for doing the exercises they do. Training without an aim is way better than not training at all. But if you work out twice a week for an hour...

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Want to Ski at Age 90? Eat Enough Protein 100 year athlete nutrition protein Oct 19, 2023

How much protein should 100 Year Athletes eat daily, and why does it matter? 

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Stop doing whatever hurts—but keep playing 100 year athlete snow ski Oct 09, 2023

I get questions like these ones all the time: 

  • Every time I ski, my knee hurts. What should I do?
  • Every time I rock climb, my shoulder hurts. What should I do? 
  • Every time I bench press,...
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The Pregnancy Class Technique That Eliminates Sciatic Pain on a Bike 100 year athlete back pain sciatic Oct 03, 2023

Have you ever suffered low back pain or sciatic pain while pedaling a bike? It’s absolute hell. No matter what you stretch (not the solution) or how much you spend on bike fitting, that...

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Faster, Stronger, Safer, Saner: The Power of Breath Training with Coach Andre Hamm 100 year athlete breath work Sep 15, 2023

After suffering a concussion at Mt. Hood, slopestyle skier and Olympic hopeful Andre Hamm withdrew from sports and life. Breathwork brought him back. Today, Andre is a professional coach who...

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Just Continue: How 72-Year-Old Mountain Biker and Skier Sherry Walsh Keeps Going 100 year athlete Sep 11, 2023

Sherry Walsh is a role model to every 70-something who refuses to give up the sports they love. Despite a spinal fusion and two knee replacements, she mountain bikes 5-7 days a week or skis 2-3...

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9 Pillars of Fitness 100 year athlete 9 pillars gym strength Aug 30, 2023

What Do You Train at Off The Mountain? A Discussion on the 9 Pillars of Fitness 

When we train our body for mountain sports, what capabilities are we actually training? In a recent podcast...

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A Reason to Train: Why Olympic Skier and 100 Year Athlete Picabo Street Returned to the Gym Aug 21, 2023

After inspiring a generation of alpine skiers, Olympic Gold Medalist Picabo Street retired from the sport at age 33. Some 20 years later, Peek is training again—but not for performance or...

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Strength Training Increases Your Power 100 year athlete endurance strength Aug 07, 2023

Strength Training Will Improve Your Power

Strength training will increase the amount of force you can exert as well as how fast you can produce that force. When you’re sprinting on XC skis,...

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Strength Training Reduces Overuse Injury Risk 100 year athlete stre Jul 31, 2023

Because strength training improves joint health and decreases the effort required for mountain sports, it can protect you from developing overuse injuries. Overuse injuries occur as a response to...

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