The Effect of Coffee on Your Performance [37]

How to use coffee for training and life If you work out first thing in the morning, chances are, at one time or another, you’ve been on the sleepy side and had to drag yourself out of bed with a little extra pep talk and motivation in your head. Ask any person, who regularly trains…

Mike Kuschner Named US Sailing Team Strength & Conditioning Coach

It is with honor and humility to have been announced as the Strength and Conditioning Coach of the US Sailing Team. Over the past decade I have worked within the US Sailing Team organization as an athlete training in multiple classes of boats (Tornado, 49er).  Over that time, my journey as an athlete has changed…

Pain: Is it all in your head? [35]

Understanding the Complexities of Pain “Pain is never really straightforward, even when it appears to be.” – Lorimer Moseley Pain is part of the human experience. It’s an issue that can throw a wrench in your clients’ training. Before discussing how best to approach athletes with pain at OPEX Fitness and within the Sailing Performance…

Balancing Act [34]

How to Live Life and Compete. First off, if you have never sailed the log canoes (feature image), which race in the Chesapeake Bay, you’ve missed out.  I thought it also works as a great analogy for this blog of the balancing act every elite sailor deals with. Every day on television and social media…