Strengthening your core muscles starts with a simple but effective pose called the bird dog. In April’s exercise tip of the month, HPI head trainer Garrett Buschjost explains how to do it correctly.
Fat has an image problem, but it is an essential nutrient in our diet. Fat, simply put, is stored energy in the body. While carbohydrates are your first source of energy, the more aerobically fit you become, the sooner your body starts to burn fat for energy. Fat is also essential for the absorption of Read more about Nutrition Tip: Fat Gets a Bad Rap[…]
While we wait for the spring weather to catch up to the calendar, here’s what is happening indoors in April at MU’s Human Performance Institute. On Saturday, April 7, we will do our testing for the Lifetime Strong and Athletic Performance groups. And for our clients who are currently in-season with their chosen sports, we Read more about Facility Update: April[…]
When is a good time for your children to start athletic training? MU Human Performance Institute head trainer Garrett Buschjost explains that as soon as a child is able to follow directions and function in a group, he or she can benefit from training to establish a solid base.
Spring is upon us, and that means baseball, track, soccer, golf, lacrosse and other sports are in full swing. You worked hard in the off-season preparing yourself for competition, and now that the season is here, what do you do? My goal is to provide you with some insight on what you should be doing Read more about Training Tip: When the Season Starts, the Training Doesn’t Stop[…]
Simple bounding drills and wall runs can help you establish the form that will lead to better acceleration. HPI trainers Garrett Buschjost and Fernando Garcia-Villegas demonstrate the proper techniques in our March exercise tip of the month.
Protein is an essential nutrient for performance. It aids in muscle repair and growth, hormone production, immune system function and energy production. Protein should make up 15 to 30 percent of your daily caloric intake. That translates to 0.8-0.9 grams per pound of body weight. Eating more protein does not mean building more muscle. Protein Read more about Nutrition tip: Power up with protein[…]
This is a busy time at HPI. We will be open during spring break from March 26-30, and testing week is the first week of April. Here’s what else is on tap: In-season Recovery Program — Begins March 19 (call 573-777-4417 for scheduling details) Basketball Group — Begins March 19 (6-7:30 p.m. on M & Read more about Facility Update: March[…]
Garrett Buschjost and his team explain the foundational principles of the Human Performance Institute’s training techniques.
To safely improve your leaping ability, begin by learning the proper jumping and landing mechanics.