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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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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For Athletes, Risks From Ibuprofen Use

[From the NYTimes.com; click title to link to article page] For Athletes, Risks From Ibuprofen Use By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Many active people use the painkiller ibuprofen on an almost daily basis. In surveys, up to 70 percent of distance runners and other endurance athletes report that they down the pills before every workout or competition, […]

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In the Gym November 17th

10:00 Warm up work on mobility/stability 2 × 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press 3 × 5 Wall squats 2 x 10 Goblet Squats 2 x 5 Squat Jumps Then: Work up to Front Squat Then: 6 x 3 Front Squats Rest 1-2min between sets Then: 10x Med Ball Sit Toss (if appropriate); […]

In the Gym November 15th

10:00 warm up work on mobility/stability 2 × 8 shoulder openers 2 x 5 cuban press 3 × 5 wall squats 3 x 6 Goblet Squat 2 x 10 Good Morning Then: Work up to Heavy Deadlift, can use BB, KB, or Hex Bar Then: 6 x 3 Dead Lift Rest 2min between sets Then: […]

In the Gym November 12th

10:00 Warm up ski erg/airdyne/row Work on mobility and stability 2 × 8 Shoulder openers 2 x 5 Cuban press 3 x 5 Wall squat 30m OH Walking Lunge Then: Warm up to Weighted Step Ups – weight at Front Rack or Farmers Carry Then: 5x per leg Weighted Step ups 30 sec Mtn climber […]