I was having breakfast with one of the clients here at PP yesterday and he shared with me some great insight into the mind of the older adult. It seems as if there is still a stigma around weight training in the older community. Weight training is the fountain of youth!
Fat loss is something that is pretty well understood but is muddied by all the BS out there from every Instagram model and “Advocare Health Expert” just trying to make a buck. As much as the “experts” on social media want you to believe that you need to do is some special workout to get the body you want, take a particular supplement or eat specific foods, they are wrong.
The first big question is what do you want to accomplish? This goal has to be SMART -- specific, measurable, actionable, reasonable, and time sensitive. This takes a little more thought than you think. It's not as simple as “I want to get fit.” That is not really SMART at all. Think of something more like “I want to look good by the end of the summer, and to me that means losing 15lbs by August 25th.” This goal is way more real and its reasonable!
There are many different types of gyms and training out there and it is very easy to get lost in all the options. I want to help people find the right gym for them. I have to first say that I am a little bias in that I run a small group personal training gym (also called semi private but we will get into that later), so I tend to push people that way but it is not the best option for everyone. So let's dive into it; we will go over the type of membership and the type of training that goes on in each of these gyms.
But how can jumping improve sprint speed? Isn’t jumping only good for athletes that need to jump in their sport? No, every athlete can benefit from jump training. Jump training improves the athlete's ability to produce more force. When an athlete puts more force into the ground, the athlete can then propel themselves further and more efficiently with each stride.
There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to helping a youth athlete perform at maximum ability. How they should be eating? What teams should they play for? What technique coach do they need to work with? Should they play select, premier, AAU, for a school team or all of the above? Should they specialize or just play one spor
There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to helping a youth athlete perform at maximum ability. How they should be eating? What teams should they play for? What technique coach do they need to work with? Should they play select, premier, AAU, for a school team or all of the above? Should they specialize or just play one sport? How do I give them more agility? Speed? Explosiveness? Quickness?
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I hear too many parents, sports coaches and even other strength coaches express that they don’t know what to recommend when it comes to athlete nutrition. According to what we know from the scientific literature, this article outlines the best way to make sure your athlete has the best chance to perform their best on the field, court, or mat. There is too much misinformation out there and I want to make sure that you have the best information regarding nutrition and sports performance.
There are a lot of reasons why people struggle to reach their strength and fitness goals. These are just a few of the common reasons I see with my clients. These are easy to fix in theory, but need some revisiting over time. Refer back to this list regularly to help make sure you are on track. A lot of time it comes down to your willingness to put the work in, and if you are ready to do what it takes this list if for you.
So you want to lose weight for summer, but you’ve spent all winter putting on hard earned muscle. Or maybe you just started a diet because you have decided that this is the summer when you WILL look good at the lake house boat party and get looks and compliments from everyone. This is good because you should be paying attention to your diet. Diet modification is where all good changes in body composition start and end. How much or how little you eat has a lot to do with your body composition. The big issue I see is that people go at it too aggressively at first, only to see their efforts wasted half way through their diet. Eating only salad and one and a half protein shakes a day might do more damage than good. It's hard to stick to and you will end up losing too much muscle. Here are the facts...