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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[…]

Fruits & Veggies

Nutrition Tip: Fruits and Veggies

Are you eating enough fruits and vegetables? Fruits and vegetables are a form of carbohydrates and are important for maintaining energy levels throughout the day. They are full of vitamins and minerals that boost the immune system, aid in recovery and are important for bone health. They also can improve your performance on the field. Read more about Nutrition Tip: Fruits and Veggies[…]

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Long-Term Athletic Development Pillars

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[…]

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Nutrition Tip: Always Hydrate

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[…]

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Understanding Long-Term Athletic Development

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[…]