strength training

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.

Food Options for Surviving the Holidays

Food Options for Surviving the Holidays

I have used this plan with great success the last two years and I’d like to share some of the food items that help me keep the calories, fats, and carbs down during the day so that I can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner. You could make it through the day on veggies, protein shakes, and chicken breast, but here are some alternatives that can be a little more enjoyable.

 

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

Post-Pregnancy Urinary Incontinence and Strength Training

After a pregnancy, many women want to jump back to getting into shape.  Oftentimes they feel like they can pick up where they left off prior to pregnancy but many changes occur with pregnancy and post-pregnancy.  One of the most common complaints women have after pregnancy when they begin to work out is experiencing “leakage” with activity or unexpected urinary incontinence.  It often happens with lifting something heavy, jumping, laughing, running, etc.  This occurs because the muscles supporting the bladder have been tried and tested throughout your pregnancy.