Last month, I explained the Long-Term Athletic Development model. This month, I will go into more detail about the pillars needed for a successful LTAD program. Pillar 1 LTAD pathways should accommodate for the highly individualized and nonlinear growth and development of youth. Problem: Many people come to the MU Human Performance Institute thinking Read more about Long-Term Athletic Development Pillars[…]
HPI trainers Garrett Buschjost and Fernando Garcia-Villegas break down the proper form for a standing broad jump. Don’t forget the most important part: Stick the landing.
As an athlete, you’re burning through massive amounts of resources when you train and compete. You’re sweating, maintain body temperature, building new muscles, and through all of this staying hydrated is crucial. Water acts as a lubricant for bodily functions, flushes out toxins, delivers nutrients, and helps you stay full and energized. We can’t stress Read more about Nutrition Tip: Always Hydrate[…]
The prison is when athletes let themselves fill their mind with self doubt, worry, self-debate, troubles, etc.
Long-Term Athletic Development, or LTAD, has been a hot topic as of late in the strength and conditioning community. My goal with this article is to educate everyone on what it is and how we implement it here at HPI. Research conducted by Sport for Life indicates this is an understanding that human development from Read more about Understanding Long-Term Athletic Development[…]
Garrett Buschjost explains the benefits of the strategic training and programs you can receive at HPI vs. simply working out.
The pushup and bench press are two of the most basic upper-body exercises. In the May exercise tip of the month, HPI assistant trainers Zach Zimmerman and Dylan Newcomer explain how to do them correctly.
In this month’s nutrition tip, we are discussing breakfast, which your mother always told you was the most important meal of the day. We hope you listened. In our nutrition acronym FASTER, breakfast is the S — “Start With Breakfast.” After six to eight hours of fasting in your sleep, your metabolism has slowed down Read more about Nutrition Tip: Mom Was Right About Breakfast[…]
The school year is winding down, but HPI will be busy as ever. Here’s a look at the May high school schedule: Rock Bridge soccer testing: May 7 and 9 Hickman football testing: May 9 Battle soccer testing: May 14 and 16 The summer schedule for our other programs begins May 21. Here’s a look Read more about May Schedule[…]
Fitness is more than physical. Each month, we offer a mental conditioning tip. This month’s topic is self confidence. The power of belief is immeasurable. You’re the only one who can always believe in yourself. In sport, you must walk into the arena knowing you will win. If a negative belief enters your head, you Read more about Mental Conditioning Tip: Self Confidence[…]