High Performance

5 Reasons to Train your Deadlift

by Jeff Schmelzle HYPO2 Lead Performance Coach As you are probably aware at this point, deadlifting in various forms is a regular part of our strength training programs at HYPO2. When the word deadlift is mentioned, for many people their first thought is of hulk-like guy with veins bulging from his neck lifting the equivalent…

The Other Core

by Dr. Wes Gregg There is plenty of hype and attention surrounding core stability, but many forget about the feet, which provide explosive power to your whole body.  Chances are you stay active to condition your heart, stretch to remain flexible, and lift to remain strong; but odds are you’re ignoring your feet and ankles.…

Why the Rings Matter

by Sean Anthony Flagstaff has a long, long history as an altitude training site and that history has included, as many know, being home to an officially designated U.S. Olympic Training Site (USOTS) based at Northern Arizona University. Although we at Hypo2 have done much of what we set out to do after the closure…

5 Reasons I Enjoy Working with Athletes

by Brandie Tremper, Licensed Massage Therapist During my career as a massage therapist at Hypo2’s High Performance Sport Center, I’ve massaged countless runners, swimmers, rugby players, cyclists, yogis, weight lifters, rock climbers and race walkers. Athletes of all ages and all levels of performance come to Hypo2 for treatments, and all share their passion for…

Big Toe Extension in Runners

by Monica Coplea, LMT, KMI, CPT Runners – and athletes of all kinds – are always looking for the extra edge that could help take their performance to the next level, whether it’s a new shoe or a performance drink or whatever appears to offer that edge. But sometimes it’s as easy as looking down…

Total Hemoglobin Mass Testing

by Dan Bergland, MS This spring, Hypo2 has been abuzz with a relatively formidable volume of running and swim teams coming to train at altitude in Flagstaff. One of the most important benefits of living and training at altitude is an increase in production of new red blood cells and hemoglobin, a protein in red…

Fastest City on Earth

If you happen to be visiting or living in Flagstaff right now, and you happen to hit the trails and tracks regularly, you just might have noticed that there are a LOT of very fast people training in Northern Arizona right now, In fact, it’s occurred to us that there is likely no faster city…

The Misconception of High Performance @ Hypo2

We feel the time is ripe to address the single biggest misconception we see on a regular basis at the Hypo2 High Performance Sport Center. In a nutshell, this misconception is that we only work with top-level athletes, and that you must have vaunted “elite” status to walk through our doors and tap into the…
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