Jim Harris – New Instructor

It is with great honor and pleasure that we welcome Jim to the Instructor Team at Ripple Effect Training. And selfishly I am thrilled that a dear friend is working with us once again so we can connect more often. I have known Jim since 2015 and consider it an honor to call him a […]

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Training through Menopause

“Menopause” – that word, so infrequently discussed almost as though it needs to be kept hush hush, yet is a significant part of ALL women’s lives. And no it’s not just that we stop menstruating, although many western doctors would tend to lead one to think that’s all it is.  One of my many pet peeves […]

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Tabata Explained

Have you ever heard someone say “Tabata This” or “yeah I’m doing a Tabata WO!”? As with so many forms of “training,” a method that can be incredibly useful is misunderstood by an athlete or community. Yes it is still exercise, and if movements are performed correctly it can still be beneficial, our aim at […]

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Periodization for Mountain Sport

Periodization for Mountain Sport When it comes to training and performance periodization is a key piece of a successful year in sport. Whether or not you are using an athlete training center like the Ripple Effect to guide you through your strength conditioning, following a coaches program, or creating your own routine periodization is a […]

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Outside the Gym December 6th

Skiing Ajax Mountain …the point of training for me is training for sport outside the gym, this being just one of the reasons I train myself and others.     Athletes Skiing: Carolyn and Robbie

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Outside Magazine Article

Great Article by Nick Heil: http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/strength-and-power-training/The-Hell-on-Earth-Fitness-Plan.html?page=all

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Outside the Gym July 4th

Independence Day Never forget those who have paid the price for your freedom and the luxuries you have and hold dear…

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Sleep.

Fascinating article about the scientific benefits and purpose of sleep! See the original article link here.   Goodnight. Sleep Clean. By Maria Konnikova  JAN. 11, 2014 SLEEP seems like a perfectly fine waste of time. Why would our bodies evolve to spend close to one-third of our lives completely out of it, when we could […]

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Massage for Recovery

We all love getting massages, here’s proof that massage therapy works and can speed recovery times after hard workout… Muscle massage may speed healing Molecular benefits to rubbing overworked areas include reduced inflammation By Nathan Seppa March 10th, 2012; Vol.181 #5 (p. 17)  Offering a modern take on an age-old remedy, scientists report that the satisfaction one […]

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Vitamin D

Yes I live in New Mexico and I still supplement vitamin D, for many reasons. Read below, understand how the body creates Vitamin D, why it’s so important and be careful to get enough. Diet is a great source as is the sun, sunscreen is important but some sun exposure or supplementation is crucial to […]

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In the Gym May 23rd

10:00 Warm up ski erg/airdyne/row Work on mobility/stability 2 × 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press 3 x 5 Wall squat 2x30m Tactical Lunge Then: Find/Warm up to Step Up weight heavy for 5 per leg – can hold weight at sides or at chest in Front Rack or bar bell on back. […]

In the Gym May 20th

10:00 Warm up ski erg/airdyne/row Work on mobility/stability – see small white boards for ideas 2 × 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press 3 x 5 Wall squat 3 x 6 Goblet squat Then: Warm up to Back Squat weight – reasonable (for 5 reps) Then: 5x Back Squats 6x Push Press with […]

In the Gym May 18th

10:00 Warm up ski erg/airdyne/row Work on mobility/stability – see small white boards for ideas 2 × 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press 3 x 5 Wall squat 30m OH Walking Lunge – forward/backward each side Then: Warm up to TGU – limit weight if still working on ROM If TGU’s are a […]