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Single leg RDL with weight transfer

Life after competitive sports

Competitive athletes need to consider and prepare for life following the end of their playing careers

Dealing with Growth Spurts

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, they get stronger amongst other things. 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. Major growth spurts in adolescents occur between 12 and 16 in boys and 11 and 15 in girls. “During this time of growth, a child’s arms 

Avoid Overtraining

Athletes need to allow adequate recovery in between training sessions to avoid the negative effects of overtraining. 

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.

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?

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.

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 

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.

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. 

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