Are Your Hormones Responsible for Your Weight?

  Hormonal imbalances cause create a number of issues, including weight gain and the inability to lose weight. Unfortunately, it can be hard to decipher whether or not our own weight gain is a result of hormonal issues (and if you suspect you have hormonal issues, you should see an endocrinologist.) Watch the video below […]

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 […]

Low Carb vs. Low Fat for Fat Loss

For decades, low fat diets were heralded as the one and only solution for fat loss. The idea was that fat consumption makes you fat. Remove the fat, and you lose body fat. As of late, the opposite idea has been adopted by many: that fat doesn’t make you fat, but carbs do. Many people […]

Do Athletes Need Power Cleans?

Power cleans are a staple exercise for many athletes at many levels – high school, collegiate, & the pros. The idea behind power cleans is that it trains “triple extension” – the body movement seen in jumps and sprints. And unlike other exercises, the power clean directly trains speed & power as opposed to just […]

Should I Come In to Train Today?

A frequent concern that I see in our athletes is when they should train versus when they shouldn’t. Most questions start with “I have to do (X) today” and end with “should I come train beforehand?” They’re all great questions and they have led to the creation of the reference sheet at the end of […]

Do You Need to Eat More to Lose Weight?

There’s a common notion that sometimes you can eat more and you’ll actually do a better job of losing weight. The usual explanation is that you’ll “rev your metabolism” and end up burning more calories throughout the day, inevitably leading to weight loss. Well, today I’m going to explain whether or not this idea has […]

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 […]

3 More Tips to Stay Lean on Vacation

(For our original tips on staying lean on vacation, click here.) When going away during the summer, it becomes easy to let yourself gain weight. While you can still enjoy yourself and have a good time, there are some sensible, low-stress ways you can follow to stay lean during vacation. (And if you haven’t seen […]

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 […]

Should You Eat the Paleo Diet?

The paleo diet is often recommended for those looking to lose weight, feel great, and improve health. While it has produced fairly impressive result for many people over the years, it may not be what’s it’s all cracked up to be. Did you know there are some pretty big flaws in the whole idea of […]

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