Monthly Archives: March 2016

4 Exercises for Faster Sprinting

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When it comes to sprinting, the strongest athletes are always the fastest. You can just take a look at the finals of the 100m from the last Olympics. The guys that were in that heat were all very muscular. You do not get that kind of muscle development from not lifting weights. It might not […]

How to Blend Injury Prevention with Training

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Athletes, along with their parents, are concerned with their performance. Part of performing at a high level requires that the athlete actually stays on the field. This is where the revolution of injury prevention has come from. Most people are worried that they are going to get hurt through training. The reality is that they […]

Can Side Bends Ruin your Golf Swing?

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Training for golf is still a new topic but it will become more and more prevalent in the near future. The guys that are winning most of the golf tournaments- Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, Jason Day, and Jordan Spieth- all work with strength coaches. I am not sure about Rory but the other 3 all […]

Is Touching your Toes a Worthy Goal?

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There are always going to be some things in sports and fitness that always seem to hang around. Just when I think I am clear from certain topics someone has to come around and ask why we don’t so situps or will creatine make me the hulk? One that seems to be popping around again […]

3 Speed and Agility Tips for Injury Prevention

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Sports put a real beating on the body. Knees, ankles, feet, and hips are all subject to injury just through normal game play. A lot of this has to do with how frequently athletes are playing games. For example, soccer has one of the highest injury rates of all sports. A typical soccer season has […]

2 Random Tips for Getting Back in Shape

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Not too long ago I wrote a post on how you do not need a treadmill to get back in shape. Too often we get stuck in the mentality that we need to figure everything out on our own before we are ready to figure some things out. Just Tuesday we started another session of […]

5 Exercises Athletes Do Not Need in Their Program

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There are a lot of exercises that someone can perform. A lot of our lifting came from the bodybuilders of the 70’s and 80’s. Some of the guys like Arnold and Franco really kind of made lifting weights popular. Some people have never progressed beyond that point though. There are still people who are going […]

Gaining an Advantage with Agility Training

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On a daily basis, there are a lot of athletes that come through our gym. Many of them are highly skilled and play for teams that are tough to get on to. Making a difference on a team like that can be very difficult because everyone seems to be around the same level. Unlike town […]

Get Explosive with Medicine Balls

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There are a lot of qualities that athletes need to develop. They often need to get some combination of stronger, faster, quicker, more durable, better conditioned, or more explosive. Now all of those qualities are related and build off of one another. For an athlete to improve their power development, they must have strength. Power […]