Jumping: Unlocking Your Explosive Power

When training for power development, there are two big issues: Believing that a certain type of training with more weight is always better Athletes performing Olympic lifts such as cleans often do whatever they can to achieve the lift such as a jumping jack reverse curl movement. When broken down, it’s not a movement that Read more about Jumping: Unlocking Your Explosive Power[…]

Nutrition Tip: Maintaining Weight

When it comes to weight management, most people focus on losing or gaining weight while a few opt to maintain their current weight. For athletes, maintaining weight is vital to optimizing in-season performance. It’s important to maintain the progress you made in the off-season. If you start losing a lot of weight, your strength and Read more about Nutrition Tip: Maintaining Weight[…]

3 Tips for Keeping Your Resolution to Get in Shape

January is over, and that fresh “new year” feeling has passed. Have you kept all of your resolutions? Based on statistics from a survey on American New Year’s resolutions, 45 percent of resolutions are to lose weight or get in shape. According to U.S. News & World Report, 80 percent of New Year’s Resolutions fail Read more about 3 Tips for Keeping Your Resolution to Get in Shape[…]

The Most Underrated but Important Concept for Performance

It’s the Holiday season and New Year’s is right around the corner. During this time of year, many people are: Eating excessive amounts of food Not exercising or being active due to travel, get togethers, etc. Setting New Year’s resolutions There are many articles talking about things to focus on during this time of year, Read more about The Most Underrated but Important Concept for Performance[…]

Nutrition Tip: Common Diet Myths

Myth #1: Carbs are bad for you/make you fat Whether you’re an 18-year-old male or a 50-year-old woman, you need carbs. Cutting carbs from your diet will leave you lacking energy, vital nutrients, and potential health risks. Low Carb Diets may cause weight loss initially but not fat loss. Without carbs, your body uses protein Read more about Nutrition Tip: Common Diet Myths[…]

Nutrition Tip: Eating Right on Gameday

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[…]

Why a Minimalist Approach is the Best Way to Train

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[…]

Rock Bridge athlete works out at HPI

LTAD PILLARS 7, 8, 9, & 10 PROBLEMS and SOLUTIONS

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[…]