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[…]

LTAD Pillars 4, 5 & 6: Problems and Solutions

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[…]

Battle Basketball with HPI

My Thoughts Monday: The Fourth Pillar of LTAD

In this My Thoughts Monday video, the Human Performance Institute trainers explain the fourth pillar of the Long-Term Athletic Development model that HPI uses to improve athletes of all ages. The fourth pillar focuses on the importance of trying a variety of sports during youth to acquire a broader physical literacy, or athleticism, to improve Read more about My Thoughts Monday: The Fourth Pillar of LTAD[…]