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How to Warm-Up for Practices & Games

Everybody knows that we need to perform well, but how many actually know how to put their bodies in the best situation to succeed? In order to become a good athlete, a huge emphasis should be placed on quality of movement & performance. To successfully prepare your body to perform with quality, you’re going to […]

Should My Young Athlete Be Strength Training?

Being strong is a good thing and getting stronger is even better! Whether it’s to become a better athlete or a healthier individual, building strength is imperative. But isn’t strength training bad for young kids? The biggest concerns parents have (when young athletes participate in strength training) is that it can hurt them or stunt […]

Great Athletes Don’t Use “Sports Specific” Training

“Sport specific” strength and conditioning has been a hot topic as of recent years. Nowadays, baseball players are being trained differently than football players, they’re both being trained differently than soccer players, and so on. As appealing as this sounds – “Wow, training that suits MY sport?” – is it really necessary? Is it even […]

What Should My Athlete Be Eating?

Lifting, running, training, working hard… That’s the easy part of being an athlete (seriously!) It’s what almost every athlete wants to do anyway. Athletes will have no problem crushing it in the gym or at practice. The hard part, however, is nutrition: eating the right foods in the right amounts to properly fuel your body […]

My Child Can’t Touch Their Toes: What Should I Do?

If your athlete lacks flexibility, and can’t even perform a proper toe touch, that’s okay. This sort of thing is common, especially with young athletes, who seem to have poor flexibility. First of all, the toe touch should NOT be the measuring stick for adequate flexibility and here’s why: Some kids just don’t know how […]

Benefits of Goblet Squats & Why You Should Do Them

The goblet squat is amazing tool to learn the squat pattern as a complete beginner. It allows almost anyone to get down into the correct position, and even load it up with some weight to elicit strength gains. As soon as we learn the squat pattern and feel strong enough, it is extremely common to […]

5 Ways to Recover From a Tough Game (Or Workout)

Tough game last night? Did it drag out and end late at night? Or did you just fully expend yourself physically and mentally? Or, does yesterday’s workout having you feeling sore? After a week of working and training are you feeling a bit stale? Here are 5 tricks to help you recover faster so you […]

The Hidden Gem Behind Success in Baseball and Softball

You’re fast? Awesome. You’re strong? Great. You can hit the ball further than anyone else on your team? Excellent. But, how do you deal with the times when things aren’t going your way? The answer to that question separates good baseball/softball players from great ones, and average players from next-level players. The thing is, it’s […]

3 Reasons You’re Avoiding Training, & How to Fix It!

So you’re signed up for your class and you have every intention of making it to the gym and you’ve been excited to get started and stay consistent, awesome! But then something comes up and you say to yourself “I can’t possibly workout tonight because …….” It’s not as uncommon as you may think, and […]

Big Dreams: NFL Draft Night

Tonight is one of my favorite nights of the year, the NFL draft! As many of you know, I love football but tonight is special to me for a whole different reason. The NFL draft is a culmination of all of the hard work that these incredible athletes have put in over the last 18 […]

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