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Squats: Every One is Not Alike

Squats: Every One is Not Alike

What is the best squat stance for you?

Have you ever wondered why when everyone in the gym is squatting, each squat set up and execution looks slightly different? Why does the person under the bar next to you have such a wide stance and their toes turned out? Or, perhaps you wondered why you can’t quite seem to sink your posterior down to your heels? The Squat is a quintessential exercise in every athlete’s toolbox but the variations in set up and execution will be as unique as the person squatting. It comes down to our bio-mechanics, and willingness to test and try what will work best for you.

The 5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Improve Your Athlete's Performance

1) Play Multiple Sports

If you want your youth athlete to be the best they can be at any given sport, the key to progress and proper development is actually participating in multiple sports for a long time. Like learning any other skill, starting with more general movement then eventually progressing to specific and specialized movement is the best way to insure long term optimal performance. Most athletes achieve their best performance in sport in college or by age 25.  It has been shown that athletes that participate in multiple sports through high school perform better in high school and college, and have better body awareness for life.

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

Is Training Safe For Your Kids?

There are three phrases I hear time and time again about youth training – “Is is safe for my kids to be lifting weights?” “Doesn’t that stunt their growth?” “Will my children even benefit from strength training if they have not gone through puberty?” I can assure every parent not to worry about any of these factors; your children will be safe lifting weights.