Basic Nutrition for Sports Performance

Young athletes have very unique demands – school, sports, and training. There is a way to improve each of those 3 things – FUEL the body with proper nutrition! ===> DOWNLOAD [Daily Meal Guideline] Cheat Sheet Here's some more specific nutrition tips for Young Athletes... Carbohydrates Carbohydrates should be the staple...

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3 Moves to Maximize Your “Off Day” [Cheat Sheet]

Here's 3 mobility moves to make the most of your training so that you’re faster, stronger, and fitter when you go to your next training session. Think rest days are for resting? Then you’re doing them wrong. Now, I’m not saying you need to do an hour-long workout on your days...

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10 Most Common Problems with Sprint Form and How to Correct It

Common Problems and Corrections of Sprint Form: Problem: Upward Emphasis or Not Swinging Arms Back Far Enough. Correction: Have the athlete pretend he/she is holding a hammer in each hand and pounding nails into a wall directly behind him/her. Main Point: The faster the arm is swung backward, the faster...

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Foam Roller Flow Routine (FREE Cheat Sheet)

Grab your foam roller and flow between 10 self-massage moves that hit your whole body.  This routine will improve tissue quality and break up scar tissue, adhesions, and knots. It’s ideal for tight muscles and achy joints and best performed pre/post-workout and anytime of day. ===> DOWNLOAD [Foam Roller] Cheat Sheet...

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“More is Better”…You’re Doing More Harm than Good.

The world of youth sports is as competitive as ever. The notion that "more is better" is being forced down the throats of young athletes in an effort to be at the top of their game. The problem? It's not producing the results that were intended. Coaches, parents, and trainers are...

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5 Keys to Training Today’s Female Athlete

Generally speaking, there aren’t and shouldn’t be many differences in training male and female athletes. Every athlete needs to be strong, powerful, fast, and athletic. They need to be mobile, stable, and certainly conditioned. Most importantly, they need to be healthy so they can produce results on the field or...

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6 Keys to Developing Mental Toughness

Here is a list of my six keys to mental toughness: Creating Interest and Keeping It – I use a simple metaphor to build interest. I tell athletes to see sports participation like putting pennies in a piggy bank. Every time they show up to practice, that investment pays off with...

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4 Key Thoughts on Speed, Agility, and Quickness Training

The majority of sporting outcomes are largely dependent on speed, agility, and quickness. 9 times out of 10, the faster athletes win. On the field. On the court. Those athletes come out on top. The fact remains, these athletic traits are absolute "game changers"! Today's post will highlight 4 key thoughts specific...

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5 Rules for In-Season Strength Training

Strength training is still a greatly underutilized aspect of preparation in many programs and even more neglected during the actual playing season (especially among spring sports baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer). Strength is an attribute that can diminish very quickly. In as little as three weeks your players may have a...

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Losing Blows

Losing Blows. Strike a nerve? I'm happy to have your attention. But honestly, losing truly blows.  I hated losing when I was a kid and it hasn’t changed now that I am an adult. But losing is a part of life and it is certainly a part of athletics. No matter what,...

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