July 2020

Back to Basics

As athletes return to training for their sports, one of the key factors that will help them succeed is starting with the basics.  For most people, activity levels for the past few months have been relatively lower and less sport-specific, which can lead to deconditioning.  For youth athletes, it is possible that they went through a growth spurt, and so need some time to adjust and build back their comfort level with skills they had already mastered.

Exercise of the Month

Exercise of the Month- Single leg straight leg deadlift variation

Choosing a Protein Powder

Thinking of supplementing your diet with a protein powder?  Here are some tips on how to choose the right one for your goals from Precision Nutrition.

Training After a Growth Spurt

As we watch our kids grow up, we see varying stages of their development that excite us. We see them get taller, their feet and hands grow, and they get stronger. With this development, we as parents expect more from our kids. What we tend to forget is that as they physically grow, it takes time for the rest of their bodies to catch up.  With the recent months of reduced activity and more sleep, many parents have seen their kids go through major growth spurts.  So what are we as parents, coaches, and athletic trainers to do?