Top 10 Resistance Band Exercises for Athletes

Before we get started, please keep in mind that this list is my professional opinion. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. Please understand that there are many great exercises that did not make this list, but I could only choose 10. These 10 exercises are great for everybody, especially for times when we areContinue reading “Top 10 Resistance Band Exercises for Athletes”

What Young Athletes DON’T Need

Disclaimer: This article is specifically designed for athletes between 8-13 years old. Although, most of these apply to all athletes. 1. Early Specialization This is one of the most popular topics out there when it comes to youth athletes. We don’t need athletes specializing in one sport from an early age. Let the kids haveContinue reading “What Young Athletes DON’T Need”

Advice to New Runners

Within the last year or so, the amount of people beginning on their Running journey has skyrocketed. Toward the early stages of Covid-19 in 2020, when everything began to close down and we were all put into quarantine, running became one of the few modes of exercise to choose from. Since then, the amount ofContinue reading “Advice to New Runners”

5 Speed Tips for Young Athletes

Speed is a gamechanger. No matter the age or sport, faster athletes can affect the outcome of any game. If you build a solid foundation for your technique at a young age, you will be able to continuously improve your speed and significantly reduce the chance of an injury. In my own experience, I haveContinue reading “5 Speed Tips for Young Athletes”

7 Goals of a Strength and Conditioning Program

This is a short and brief list of goals that I believe any Strength and Conditioning Program should have. This was put together to help educate sport coaches, strength and conditioning coaches, personal trainers or anyone else who works directly with athletes. They are not in any specific order, but all are incredibly important forContinue reading “7 Goals of a Strength and Conditioning Program”

The Fundamentals of Movement

Movement Patterns are essentially a way to classify exercises. When Strength and Conditioning coaches are working with athletes, it should be a top priority to establish what movement patterns are crucial to the success of that specific athlete. For example, a rowing athlete performs horizontal pulling throughout the entire duration of the sport, so weContinue reading “The Fundamentals of Movement”

Extensive vs. Intensive Training

One way to think about training is to put it onto a spectrum. On the right side of the spectrum, you have intensive training and on the left side you have extensive training. In an ideal world, athletes should train both ends of the spectrum and have a good balance of both ends. At differentContinue reading “Extensive vs. Intensive Training”

Ankle Sprains: How to Heal, Strengthen and Prevent Them

Ankle Sprains, the bane of all athletes, if you get one of these you can be out of competition for up to 4- 6 weeks. At worst you can be out for 3-6 months when fractures or breaks occur. The Best Way to Recover The road to recovery starts with RICE. Not the rice youContinue reading “Ankle Sprains: How to Heal, Strengthen and Prevent Them”

Top 10 “Superfoods” for Athletes

If you consider yourself a “serious athlete” and are looking for the best way to get you to that next level of performance, then this list is made for you. I consider “athletes” to be anybody that is training toward a goal. Whether you are a high school kid just trying to make the varsityContinue reading “Top 10 “Superfoods” for Athletes”

Get Hydrated!

We’re all aware of how important proper hydration is to our performance as athletes and also our daily lives. However, most people do not consider how important water is for our heart. Our hearts won’t have to work as hard if we are well hydrated and will therefore improve our heart health! By staying hydrated,Continue reading “Get Hydrated!”