How to Get the Most Out of Your Class

By Adam Dowell To the class attendee: Your coach is knowledgable, but doesn’t know everything about you or your body. There are some things that are expected of you when in a class that aren’t exactly painted on the wall. Here are a couple suggestions to help us make the most out of your training…

Eat for Your Goals: Post-Training Nutrition

I was cruising when I crossed the half way point during the Teton pAss Kicker last weekend. Then it hit me, the chills. The under-the-skin, full-body-chills. I was about to bonk. Everything I had done pre-race had been “right”. I ate a solid breakfast, drank water, sucked down food at the first hour mark of…

Laurie Stern’s First Half Marathon!

Laurie Stern is an East coast turned mountain girl. She’s works as an attorney, but gets outside to ski, hike, and explore as often as possible. She is a loyal CW devotee since February 2013! I finished my first half, the Jackson Hole Half Marathon, this past weekend. About a week before the race, Jovanna…

Prenatal Training: Part II, Strength Training

By Nina Clark, CSCS, RYT Strength training is not as prevalent in the research as is cardiovascular exercise, but it has been shown to greatly benefit, if done correctly, many of the issues that women face during pregnancy. There have been no documented consequences to the fetus due to resistance training to date. (Ploutz-Snyder, 2001).…

Prenatal Training: Part I

By Nina Clark – CSCS, RYT Despite recommendations for pregnant women to rest, modern research has shown that moderate exercise is greatly beneficial to the health of the pregnant woman and to the fetus. The ACOG issued recommendations for exercise during pregnancy that endorsed aerobic exercise since it is the safest form. In 1994 and…

Getting Back on Track After ACL Surgery

That class had such a positive affect on me  I  kept going.  For the next nine weeks, I continued going to Wright Training and PT twice a week.  The first handful of classes I went to, I did my own workout.  Crystal programmed specifically for me and I would do it while she coached class.  This was great because I was motivated by the other athletes. It was a great source of energy.  After a few weeks,  I started doing the regular class programing.  It was a big milestone in my recovery;  I had gone from laying on the couch with an ice machine to strength training classes at Wright Training! I saw real progress in my body.  My blood was flowing and my appetite was back.  I  felt more normal everyday, both physically and mentally.

Bridging the Gap

There is a difference between injuries healing and making a full recovery. Just because you’re “all better” doesn’t mean you are just as strong or fit as you were prior to the accident. There are two vital components to returning to your previous state of fitness, and sometimes playing yourself into shape isn’t the best…