Eating right on gameday is an athlete’s secret weapon for maximum performance. An athlete requires many key nutrients to meet the energy demands of their sport and failing to fuel up properly on game day can prevent you from burning out late in the game. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when planning your day before Read more about Nutrition Tip: Eating Right on Gameday[…]
For many strength and conditioning professionals, we got into this field because we love to work out and push our bodies to limits we never thought we could. When I first discovered weights, it was, and still is, an addiction. I couldn’t get enough of it and thought if I was resting, sleeping, or basically Read more about Why a Minimalist Approach is the Best Way to Train[…]
We have been explaining the Long-Term Athletic Development model and are wrapping up this month with the last four LTAD pillars: Pillar 7 Pillar 7 is LTAD programs should provide all youth with a range of training modes to enhance both health and skill-related components of fitness. Problem: Many people believe because of someone’s age, Read more about LTAD PILLARS 7, 8, 9, & 10 PROBLEMS and SOLUTIONS[…]
You may be thinking that we expect you to eat perfectly healthy foods and ditch the rest for life. The fact is, very few people can sustain a perfectly clean diet without cheating or getting stressed out. This is why we recommend the 80/20 rule. The 80/20 rule is a nutrition plan guideline that states Read more about Nutrition Tip: The 80/20 Rule[…]
In this My Thoughts Monday video, the Human Performance Institute trainers explain the sixth pillar of the Long-Term Athletic Development model that HPI uses to improve athletes of all ages. The sixth pillar involves using physical conditioning, including weight training, to reduce the risk of injury in youth athletes.
We have been explaining the Long-Term Athletic Development model and went through the first three pillars last month. We are going to keep going down the rabbit hole, so to speak, of LTAD and the remaining pillars. We are going to focus on defining the pillar, problems, and solutions for each individual pillar. Pillar 4 Read more about LTAD Pillars 4, 5 & 6: Problems and Solutions[…]
In this My Thoughts Monday video, the Human Performance Institute trainers explain the fifth pillar of the Long-Term Athletic Development model that HPI uses to improve athletes of all ages. The fifth pillar stresses the importance of putting the athlete’s health and wellness first when implementing a training program.
Are you eating enough fruits and vegetables? Fruits and vegetables are a form of carbohydrates and are important for maintaining energy levels throughout the day. They are full of vitamins and minerals that boost the immune system, aid in recovery and are important for bone health. They also can improve your performance on the field. Read more about Nutrition Tip: Fruits and Veggies[…]