Progressive Overload- the most important law of strength training! If you’ve been an athlete or have been training for awhile, then you have probably heard of the term before. If you are new to strength training, progressive overload simply means that you are doing more over time. It’s more than just putting more weight on the bar each session. These are the main ways to … Continue reading Progressive Overload: What You Need to Know
One of the hottest topics around right now is Intermittent Fasting. I have seen a lot of controversy and false information out there, so hopefully I can clear some of that up for you. What is it? To sum it up, intermittent fasting is a period of time that you do not consume any calories. After that period of time is over, you are allowed … Continue reading Intermittent Fasting
We all remember at some point in our lives having a coach or trainer tell us to “get your hands off your knees” when we are bent over gasping for air. They probably told you to stand up and put your hands on top of your head so you can open up your lungs and allow more oxygen in. It most likely sounded reasonable to … Continue reading Will Putting Your Hands on Your Head Actually Help You Recover?
Movement Patterns are essentially a way to classify exercises. When Strength and Conditioning coaches are working with athletes, it should be a top priority to establish what movement patterns are crucial to the success of that specific athlete. For example, a rowing athlete performs horizontal pulling throughout the entire duration of the sport, so we definitely need to strengthen that movement and make it more … Continue reading The Fundamentals of Movement
One way to think about training is to put it onto a spectrum. On the right side of the spectrum, you have intensive training and on the left side you have extensive training. In an ideal world, athletes should train both ends of the spectrum and have a good balance of both ends. At different parts of the season, athletes will lean more toward one … Continue reading Extensive vs. Intensive Training
If you’re reading this, you are probably stuck at home being quarantined with no place to go because everything is on lock down. I’m writing this article today with the sole purpose of giving you an idea of a type of training that you can do at anytime and any place because I don’t want to hear anyone else complain about not being able to … Continue reading You’re in Quarantine, Now Go Sprint!
In times like these it becomes even more important to have a strong and resilient immune system. Your immune system reduces your chance of viral infection and flu-like illnesses. Ever known someone who seems to never get sick? Well, they probably crush these three factors! Go Exercise! Physical activity can help flush bacteria out of the lungs and airways. Exercise causes a change in white … Continue reading The 3 Best Ways to Boost Your Immune System!
Ankle Sprains, the bane of all athletes, if you get one of these you can be out of competition for up to 4- 6 weeks. At worst you can be out for 3-6 months when fractures or breaks occur. The Best Way to Recover The road to recovery starts with RICE. Not the rice you eat mind you, but the acronym for it. RICE stands … Continue reading Ankle Sprains: How to Heal, Strengthen and Prevent Them
If you consider yourself a “serious athlete” and are looking for the best way to get you to that next level of performance, then this list is made for you. I consider “athletes” to be anybody that is training toward a goal. Whether you are a high school kid just trying to make the varsity team, a high-end division 1 collegiate athlete or even a … Continue reading Top 10 “Superfoods” for Athletes
We’re all aware of how important proper hydration is to our performance as athletes and also our daily lives. However, most people do not consider how important water is for our heart. Our hearts won’t have to work as hard if we are well hydrated and will therefore improve our heart health! By staying hydrated, it becomes easier for our heart to pump blood through … Continue reading Get Hydrated!