It’s another new year, and many people have goals of physical fitness and weight loss. Rather than just losing weight, aim to primarily lose body fat while maintaining muscle mass. In order to lose body fat, you must be in a caloric deficit, or burn more calories than you consume. In order to lose body Read more about Lose Weight the Right Way[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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.