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    • Crossfit 101
      Clever Training 10.31.2013
      Crossfit 101

      In the past few years, CrossFit has taken the country by storm, and today it's more popular than ever. But just what goes on in the warehouse style gyms advertising the name CrossFit and promising to get you in the best shape of y...

    • The Athletic Benefits of Yoga
      Clever Training 08.26.2013
      The Athletic Benefits of Yoga

      Convinced you have to be a double-jointed, zen-seeking vegan to reap the benefits of yoga? Think again. Yoga is the ultimate exercise for athletes looking to improve their flexibility, strength, muscle soreness, breathing capacity...

    • The Benefits of Foam Rolling
      Clever Training 06.03.2013
      The Benefits of Foam Rolling

      You dutifully perform your quad and hamstring stretches, but is that enough to de-stress those overworked muscles and prevent injury? If you consistently feel tight, sore, weak, or all of the above, a foam roller could be the perf...

    • Beat The Heat: A Runner's Guide To Summer Training
      Clever Training 05.28.2013
      Beat The Heat: A Runner's Guide To Summer Training

      Summer can be one of the most amazing times to run outdoors, especially if you live in a colder climate that forces you to transition your running indoors each winter. But with the summer of 2013 predicted to be just as hot as las...

    • Taking the Plunge: Tips for Training in Open Water
      Clever Training 05.06.2013
      Taking the Plunge: Tips for Training in Open Water

      Transitioning your swims to a more realistic setting is a lot more involved than you may think: Laps in a pool is one thing, but swimming in an open body of water is quite another. The expanse of the water itself coupled with the ...

    • Choosing the Right Training Apparel
      Clever Training 04.29.2013
      Choosing the Right Training Apparel

      Whether you’re just beginning to build your training wardrobe or looking to update it, spandex has come a long way since the days of shoulder pads, legwarmers, and Tears for Fears. Thanks to research, patented technology, and th...

    • Finding Free Speed - By Tim Ferguson
      Tim Ferguson 03.29.2013
      Finding Free Speed - By Tim Ferguson

      I’ve always liked the phrase, “It doesn’t get easier, you just go faster.”  Put in the hard work and reap the benefits.  Part of that hard work, though, is understanding that there are things you can do to create speed w...

    • Race Training 101
      Clever Training 02.01.2013
      Race Training 101

      The winter season is a great time to begin training for many of those upcoming 5k, 10k, and marathon events. But before you hit the ground running, consider implementing a plan that will keep you motivated, challenged, and injury ...

    • Excuse-Proof Fitness: Training with a Busy Schedule
      Clever Training 01.26.2013
      Excuse-Proof Fitness: Training with a Busy Schedule

      I’m wiped. It was such a long day. I still have so much to do. I’m sore. It’s so cold out. I really need to spend time with my girl today. My alarm’s going off already? Does this litany of excuses to avoid a workout sound...

    • How to Change a Flat Bike Tire - By Steven Bacon
      Steven Bacon 11.29.2012
      How to Change a Flat Bike Tire - By Steven Bacon

      For every new cyclist, it’s not a question of if, but when you’ll face your first flat tire in the middle of a long ride. To make sure you’re prepared in the event of a flat tire, Clever Training recommends you carry the fo...

    • Balancing Life, a Family, and Running! by Mark Perniciaro
      Mark Perniciaro 10.30.2012
      Balancing Life, a Family, and Running! by Mark Perniciaro

      I’ll start off with a little background of my day to day life. I work a standard week, 8-5 Mon-Fri. My wife is a nurse, working 12 hour days at least 3 days a week, weekends included.  We have two kids, 11 months and 3 years ol...

    • The Benefits of Training with a Coach - by Tim Ferguson
      Tim Ferguson 10.24.2012
      The Benefits of Training with a Coach - by Tim Ferguson

      “Dude, I don’t need a coach” Aside from the fact that I use the word “dude” entirely way too much in my day-to-day conversations, I was talking to myself.  This habit of conversing with no one in particular isn’t som...

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