THE OVERLOOKED IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNICATING YOUR GOALS
I have been a coach for about 9 years now and one thing I can tell you is that the clients and athletes that have a clear picture of their goals have significantly higher rates of achieving success, than those who just “know they need to workout” or the clients that pay me for accountability […]
KETO DIETS PART II: THE IMPORTANCE OF CARBOHYDRATES FOR THE ATHLETE
Ok, so we have to talk about the ketogenic diet and its use with athletics. I have heard some coaches suggest a ketogenic or low carb diet for team sport athletes, which prompted me to write this article. Eating low carb or going on a keto diet is the worst thing an athlete can do […]
IS “AGILITY” TRAINING ALL THAT IMPORTANT?
One question I hear a lot from the parents of prospective youth sports performance clients is “Do you guys do speed and agility training?” “My kids need more agility!” While I understand the concern, this request may be misinformed. It is pushed through the media a lot that agility is the number one things that […]
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 […]
SHOULD STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING BE SPORT SPECIFIC?
The short answer is yes and no. The younger, less experienced the athlete is, the less specific the training has to be. There are some very general skills that need to be learned before any specific work can take place. Given developmental stages and physiological maturity levels, it would be inappropriate to for a program […]