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Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala

Serves 4 Ingredients 4 – 4 ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons arrowroot 2 tablespoons olive oil 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced 1 small shallot, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken […]

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Maple Balsamic Salmon

Maple Balsamic Salmon

Serves 2 Ingredients 2 – 6-8 oz. salmon fillets 2 tablespoons maple syrup 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 garlic clove, minced 2 tablespoons green onions, sliced Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste   Directions Preheat oven to 350. Mix together maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, and garlic in a small bowl. Place salmon on […]

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Turkey Herb Meatloaf

Turkey Herb Meatloaf

Ingredients 1.5 pounds dark ground turkey 1 carrot (1⁄4 cup fine ground in food processor) 1 celery, finely minced (1⁄4 cup fine ground in food processor) 1⁄2 yellow onion minced (1⁄2 cup fine ground in food processor) 6-10 crimini mushrooms, minced 1⁄4 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped fine 1⁄4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped fine […]

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I Fell Off the Wagon

Scott Klasen, MS, CSCS, Co-Owner, Peak Performance Training So I had this plan. My plan was to switch from a bi-monthly newsletter to a quarterly newsletter, and in its place start writing blog posts a few times per month. Seemed easy enough. I knew what I wanted to do. I knew how I was going […]

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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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