Sports Performance

Keto Diets Part II: The Importance of Carbohydrates for the Athlete

Keto Diets Part II: The Importance of Carbohydrates for the Athlete

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.

Should Strength and Conditioning be Sport Specific?

Should Strength and Conditioning be Sport Specific?

Looking at things from a developmental standpoint, young athletes need to build a big foundation of strength. Athletes need full body strengthening in the global expressions of human movement -- running, jumping, throwing, and lifting. Lifting being a large focus

Strength Coach vs Skills Coach: Two Pieces in the Performance Puzzle.

Strength Coach vs Skills Coach: Two Pieces in the Performance Puzzle.

Strength is a skill. That skill needs to be taught by a qualified professional, just like sports skills need to be taught by someone who understands the mechanics of the game. It wouldn’t make much sense to take your soccer player to a technique coach that doesn’t understand how to

How to Progress Youth Athletes For Best Performance

How to Progress Youth Athletes For Best Performance

Here in America, we tend to look at the athletic development of a child in the short term. “How is Johnny going to get that college scholarship if he doesn’t make the varsity team as a freshman? He needs special training!” “How long is it going to take to get my boys in peak shape? You know the season starts in 4 weeks.” “Our team isn’t competitive enough.” Theses are the kinds of things I hear from parents. Sorry to say, but the thought process in America is all wrong.