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April Training Programs

Below are Member training programs for the month of April 2020.  Choose a program according to your fitness goals, and follow along.  I’ll post tips, advice, and helpful info to support you throughout the month.  Ask any questions in the Member Message Board, and I’ll answer them as quickly as I can! The link below […]

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Train to hike/Hike to train.

Hiking, and especially backpacking with a loaded pack, is hard work.  It’s tough enough that I often use strenuous hikes as cross training/conditioning for another sport.  Here in Boise, Idaho though, hiking is a way of life.  Here, we squeeze every ounce of fun we can from our mountains.  Some hike for pleasure; others to […]

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Mental Fitness

Train your brain and your body will follow.  In this video we explore the minds of great world championships.  Are they physically superior?  Or do they just possess more mental strength?  How can we be more like them? Here at Joe To Pro we believe that anyone can develop the body of an athlete.  You […]

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First Responder Fitness

I’ve always admired our country’s public servants.  My father was a police officer, along with 7 total members of our family working Police, Fire, or EMS jobs.  So, I grew up with some understanding of the sacrifices these men and women make.  For the last few years, though, I got to experience that service on […]

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Strongest Teacher in the World

On my journey as an athlete and strength coach, I’ve always made a point to spend time around inspirational people.  Some folks are impressive for their athletic accomplishments.  Others inspire me with their character or lifestyle.  Only a few can do both.  One local Phys. Ed. Teacher/athlete/coach does it all. Dani Schwalbe is a world […]

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Training Inspiration

Sometimes we over-complicate things.  We get caught up with the latest supplements.  We want to try so many new training techniques that we hop from program to program, and never stick with one plan long enough to get quality results.  Or, we think we’re smart enough to make up our own “new program” by adding […]

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Conditioning for Sports- Energy Systems 101

By examining your sport’s energy demands, and training in the appropriate energy systems, you can build sport specific conditioning. First, let’s nail down exactly what an “energy system” is.  Depending on the task, your body can produce energy in a few different ways.  Different chemical reactions within your body create energy for different tasks.  Some […]

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Stress Management (and Adrenal Fatigue)

Recently, I’ve been dealing with a case of Adrenal Fatigue, and it could have been prevented.  Over the years, I’ve known several athletes and multiple trainers/strength coaches who have experienced the same battle.  If we push too hard and don’t pay enough attention to recovery, sleep, and healthy eating, something’s got to give.  Adrenal Fatigue […]

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