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Summertime Nutrition Tips

Tanner Batten | tanner@paradigmsport.com

Summertime is the definition of freedom and fun! Long, sunny, sandy, salty days stretch out before us with celebrations, vacations and stay-cations. A long-awaited break from routines and schedules, which also challenges our nutrition and training protocols. Here are 3 tips that will help you enjoy the summer's bounty while making healthy choices.    Read More

3 Ways To Level Up The Pull-Up

Tanner Batten | tanner@paradigmsport.com

The pull-up is the king of all upper body exercises.  It is a true test of relative strength!.  Whether your aim is to achieve your first body weight pull-up or you are working to increase your rep count, these 3 strategies will help improve your pull-up strength. Read More

Autoregulation: A Mind+Body Approach to Training

Tanner Batten | tanner@paradigmsport.com

You're sleeping and eating well, yet you are not recovering from your training sessions. What can you do? Try applying Autoregulation to your training practice. It's an approach to your training that maximizes training performance and results with your energy resources and can minimize the potential for injury. Read More

30 Minutes to Train? Get After It!

Tanner Batten | tanner@paradigmsport.com

Recently, someone asked me, what can I do if I only have 30 minutes to train?  I hadn't considered a 30-minute time constraint, but what a great challenge and question. After giving it some thought here's what I came up with! Read More

Supplements: How can they help?

Tanner Batten | tanner@paradigmsport.com

Supplementation is a hot topic in today's health and fitness conversations.  Everyone is looking for an edge to lose that last 5 lbs. or lift just a little bit more weight.  You might recall that Supplements are at the top of the Nutrition pyramid, preceded by Nutrient Timing, Micro-nutrients, Macronutrients, and Calories (the base of the pyramid).   So, just how much do supplements contribute to nutrition and sports performance? Read More

Training Insights From Powerlifting

Tanner Batten | tanner@paradigmsport.com

While some people think Powerlifting is only for big meatheads, I think it's for anyone who wants to get better training results. Two years ago I began Powerlifting with the encouragement of a friend. Once beyond my initial trepidation, I gained strength in both body and mind. The practice revealed new and re-enforced existing training principles. Read More

Having Trouble Falling Asleep?

Tanner Batten | tanner@paradigmsport.com

Have you ever started with the good intention of going to bed earlier and then have trouble actually falling asleep? A few simple adjustments to your bedtime routine can help you fall asleep faster and improve the quality of your sleep. Read More

Slow Down. Enjoy Eating!

Tanner Batten | tanner@paradigmsport.com

During the holidays, who can be expected to say, "No" to your favorite dish? You don't have to!  Have your favorite foods without derailing your training or weight loss progress. It starts with shifting your mindset. Read More

What is the "Secret" to Strength?

Tanner Batten | tanner@paradigmsport.com

Everyone wants to know the "one secret exercise" or "shortcut" to getting strong. Is it an exercise, sets, reps, a program? The answer, Yes and No. Maybe the more revealing question is, What do Strong People Do? Read More

5 Minutes to Improve Recovery

Tanner Batten | tanner@paradigmsport.com

Beyond sleep and nutrition, focused, daily movement is key to improving recovery. Moving through a joint's full range of motion will keep it healthy and stimulate blood flow to surrounding muscle groups. Read More

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