October 2018

Long Term Athletic Development

This past week on September 27 marked the 10th anniversary of “The Promise” speech made by Tim Tebow.  See it here and what it meant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI44yk9TSdI

That got me thinking.  What’s one of the most celebrated athletes in college history and former NFL quarterback doing these days?  Well, he’s been a professional baseball player in the New York Mets organization for the past few years.  How can he pull that off you may ask?  Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) and non – specialization of his youth sports.

Core Strength & Stability

Core stability is a popular topic for discussion amongst athletes, trainers, and those involved in the fitness world. It is important to clarify why the core is so crucial to an athlete's training and to define what it means to have a strong and stable core. 

Single Leg Strength

Lower body strength is an essential aspect for many different sports such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, football, and many more. Often, athletes assume that this means they need to perform lots of squats, deadlifts, lunges, etc.

Varying In-Season Training

With the NHL season just underway and the NBA season right around the corner, it’s time to look at how to vary your in-season training. Just because games have started doesn’t mean that you stop training, you just have to modify what you do. It is important to know your needs at this time of the year. What are your strengths and weaknesses? What does your schedule look 

3D Stability

This 3D stability exercise is great for athletes who are recovering from an ankle or knee injury and for those who want to improve their single leg stability.

Mental Visualization

Picture a perfect day for a game or match. Is the sun out? Is the sky clear? Can you smell the freshly cut grass?

Now think of the other team that you will be playing. What do they look like? Are they tall, fast, skilled, or all of the above?

Misconceptions about Fat

What comes to mind when you think of the nutrient “fat”? For most people, the immediate response is that the word is associated with a negative connotation. They may assume that it will lead to them gaining weight or becoming more sluggish.