Monthly Archives: December 2015

Returning to Sport after an Ankle Sprain

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Ankle sprains have to be one of the most common injuries for young athletes. It seems like every other week someone has sprained an ankle or is rocking a brand new brace. This kind of injury is especially annoying for the athlete because everything is affected at the foot. Walking, running, and jumping are all […]

Should Athletes Lift Heavy?

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Lifting weights is still a topic that seems to be misunderstood by the general population. We still have to work to dismiss notions that anyone that touches a barbell is not going to instantly become a world record powerlifter. It is a little bit more difficult than that. At that same moment upon grabbing that […]

Random Thoughts on Running a Fitness Business

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We are going to go a little bit off topic today. I spend a lot of time talking about training and making better athletes. Each and everyday that is still my goal. If our¬†athletes are not achieving great results then we do not have a business. We also have a responsibility to provide for our […]

3 Speed and Agility Mistakes and What to do About Them

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There is not a single athlete that would not benefit from getting faster or quicker. Even take the fastest kid out there, it might not on the top of the needs list but they would still benefit from improving their speed. Speed gives an athlete a huge advantage. Sports really come down to speed, strength, […]

Athletes: Get Stronger without Becoming Slow

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The sports performance industry is a really exciting one. Everyday there are coaches making program improvements, technology gets better, and aspects of training become more accessible. Just in the last week or two we have been able to obtain equipment to measure velocity and a complete system for providing nutrition plans. I used to think […]

How Chasing Makes Athletes Faster

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There are not a whole lot of young athletes that are motivated enough to put in an all out effort all of the time. The occasional one is out there where they will be sweating after just the warm up, but it is not the norm. I am not sure I necessarily blame them either. […]

Why do we Warm Up- Adults

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The whole purpose of a warm up is to get the body ready for the demands of training. We can usually break this up into a few pieces: Increase body temp Increase range of motion in mobile joints Increase stability in stable joints Mimic what is going to be done in the session Hitting these […]

Increase Lower Body Strength with these Lunge Options

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No one can agree on whether single leg work or double leg work is the best way to increase lower body strength. One side usually argues that you cannot get strong doing single leg exercises because you cannot possibly load the lower body with enough weight for that to be effective. On the other side, […]

3 Steps to Relieving Tight Hips

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I believe that I got a really unique experience when I was in college. The program at Bridgewater State had a huge emphasis on Olympic weightlifting. I was able to learn more than I will ever need to know about the lifts and the sport from some of the best people. With the new found […]