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Slow Cooker Texas-Style Chili

Serves 6-8 Ingredients: 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 cup chili powder 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 large yellow onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 poblano chile, seeded and finely chopped 2 celery ribs, chopped 4 large carrots, peeled […]

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Former Athletes Speak – Hanna Mar

When did you first meet the staff of PPT?  How did it come about? I met the PPT staff when they began running the strength and conditioning program at the tennis club I played at. I worked with them for most of high school up until I went to college. What was your strength and […]

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Former Athletes Speak – Nida Hamilton

When did you first meet the staff of PPT?  How did it come about? I began training with Don and Scott in 2009. I played tennis at Score Tennis and Fitness when Don and Scott began running the fitness/conditioning program at the club.  I first was introduced to them during the group conditioning classes that were […]

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Developing the Junior Tennis Player: Components of an Effective Program

Dave Mayo, CSCS Although strength and conditioning programs have been a part of tennis for over 20 years, these programs have not evolved much during that time. I was reviewing the USTA website recently and noticed that most of the sports science information was significantly outdated. The overall approach to strength and power training has […]

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Sleep – You Can’t Live (well) Without It

Scott Klasen, MS, CSCS, Co-Owner, Peak Performance Training “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” Have you ever heard someone say that, or even said those words yourself? I have to raise my hand on this one, and judging by the numbers, I’m not alone. According to some sleep researchers, you might just get there quicker too […]

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Twice-Baked Stuffed Butternut Squash

Serves 4   Ingredients: 1 butternut squash (about 2 pounds), cut in half lengthwise 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1/2 small yellow onion, diced 1 apple, cored and diced 1 pound ground pork 2 teaspoons dried parsley 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon blanched almond […]

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It Almost Didn’t Happen

Scott Klasen, MS, CSCS, Co-Owner Peak Performance Training Last month my wife Stacy and I traveled to Sedona, Arizona for some much needed mellow-yellow time. For us, there is nothing like heading out west to take in the breathtaking scenery (in this case, the red rock mountains), get into nature, and breathe some fresh air. […]

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Jalapeño Dijon Grilled Chicken

Serves 6 Ingredients: 3 pounds chicken thighs 4 jalapenos, diced, seeds optional 2 garlic cloves, pressed 4 tablespoons dijon mustard 2 tablespoons raw organic honey 2 teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 lemon   Directions: Combine all of your ingredients, except your lemon, in a bowl or dish to […]

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Ginger Marinated Grilled Flank Steak

Serves 3-4   Ingredients: 1 (5 inch) piece ginger, sliced thinly 1/4 cup sesame oil 8 medium garlic cloves, smashed 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice 1 tablespoon honey (optional) 2 teaspoons sea salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 1/2 pounds grass-fed flank steak   Directions: In a large resealable plastic bag, combine […]

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Shrink the Change

Scott Klasen, MS, CSCS, Co-Owner, Peak Performance Training Change.  In most aspects of my life, I struggle with it.  Change is hard.  It’s often uncomfortable.  It can consume vast amounts of mental and physical energy, and it takes time. In my professional life, however, I am great at dealing with change, mainly because I have […]

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