High Altitude Rock Climbing: Benefits of training in a simulated environment

Mt. Hood, Portland Oregon Maximum Benefits out of Altitude Training In the last blog post, we talked about my introduction to training inside a room that simulates different altitudes by using machinery and filters to remove available oxygen from the room. Check out this link if you want to catch up on that [...]

High Altitude Rock Climbing: Training for a climbing trip in Peru

JUAN RODRIGUEZ JANUARY 11, 2019 Original story available, here. Planning trip to Peru A few months near the end of spring 2018, I was talking with my friend Matt from Stoneworks Climbing Gym about my upcoming trip to Peru. Inspired by Matt's slideshow about some high-altitude climbing he'd done with some friends the year before. [...]

Train For Your Summer Hikes Like A Pro Mountain Climber

Train For Your Summer Hikes Like A Pro Mountain Climber July 12, 2018 — Eric Ellis Original story written for the fully blog, available here. With some simple, work-friendly exercises and the right food, you can conquer your summer hiking list Jeremy Currie helps serious rock climbers and mountaineers at Evolution Healthcare and Training to summit their [...]

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The Art of Racing Underprepared

You Got Into Your Ultra Running Race, Now What? Getting into a popular ultra running race off the wait list is usually cause for excitement. But what if your training isn’t quite where you’d like it to be? Can you still have a good day? What are the chances you’ll actually ENJOY the race? I [...]

Does Coffee Fuel Your Day? Science You Need to Know

Coffee, Caffe, Kahve, Kafe No matter how you say it, coffee is everywhere. Portland, Oregon, is the third most caffeinated city in the U.S. with about 737 coffee shops(1). This is likely because coffee is the nectar of the gods (well it’s true). Even though that statement is NOT science, there is an absurd amount [...]

Taking the Trash out of Ultra Running

18 Years of Slop Over the weekend of February 17th and 18th, the 18th annual Hagg Mud Runs hosted by the Oregon Road Runners Club took place at Henry Hagg Lake outside of Gaston, Oregon. This race is actually a trail race, circling the lake twice on Saturday for the 50k and once on Sunday [...]

Acupuncture and Opioids

The High Risk of Addiction to Opioids Opioids are a class of powerful drugs used primarily as a treatment for pain and provide relief in the most excruciating of cases. Morphine, codeine, heroine, fentanyl, oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet) and hydrocodone (Vicodin) are all classified as opioids. The United States loses approximately one hundred lives a day [...]

Performance Maximization

Have you been following your training plan to a tee but not meeting your goals? Here are a few crucial elements to add to your training plan to focus on performance maximization. Eat Real Food Follow a minimally processed diet for optimal health and improvement in your performance. Making that step alone and cutting back [...]

Acupuncture and Autoimmune Disease

Over 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, thyroid disease, Addison's disease, pernicious anemia, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis and Guillain-Barré syndrome. An autoimmune disease occurs when the body's immune system attacks healthy tissue. Due to the complexity of treating autoimmune diseases, integrative medicine solutions including acupuncture and Oriental medicine [...]

The Athlete’s Gut

Why is Gut Health Important? Gut health is critical for an athlete. Did you know that blood is shunted away from your gut during times of intense physical exertion? As a result, digestive processes take a back seat to your cardiac and respiratory functions that keep you going. The GI tract is crucial for keeping [...]