Benefits of Strength Training

Many today in the world of fitness and athletics are often bringing up the topic of strength training, especially when it comes to athletes. Strength training is loosely defined as using bodyweight and free weight exercises in order to build up muscular strength and stability.

Technology and Training

In this day and age society has become much more reliant on technology to improve our lives.  We have gotten to the point where we can run our homes, work, and chores from a digital device while sitting on our comfortable couch.  The ease of living has increased obesity across the general population and shortened the overall lifespan of recent generations due to lack of physical activity.  Can we use this same technology to enhance workouts and make them more fun?  

Post Season Rest and Recovery in Hockey

As many junior, college and youth hockey seasons come to an end, it’s time to step back and take a look at the year, recover from the harsh demands both physically and mentally and set goals for the coming off season. Hopefully, you are playing in the USA Hockey National Championships, NCAA Frozen Four or Junior Playoffs, but if you aren’t, sit back and enjoy watching the games. See what those players are doing and what you need to improve on to 

Attitude is Everything

Much of life, especially in athletics, is out of our control. Decisions are made in games that athletes have absolutely no control over. Refs can choose to make calls, other players make dirty plays, coaches make decisions on lineups, and so much more.

Proper Nutrition

Proper nutrition in sports is absolutely essential to the modern-day athlete. Regardless of if the athlete is professional, collegiate, high school, or younger, they need to be fueling their bodies properly.

Strength Training: When is it Safe to Start?

It’s the age old question. When is it safe to start strength training? Let’s start with the difference between strength training and weight lifting. In my opinion, weight lifting is just one aspect of strength training. Weight lifting can mean a wide variety of things, but is typically associated with lifting free weights to increase muscle size. The Mayo Clinic states “when done properly, strength training offers many benefits to young athletes, but 

Sport Specific Training

Sport-specific training is an important topic that has been researched and discussed more in recent years. Simply defined, it is focused on training programs that incorporate in muscle groups and exercises that will help an athlete within their particular sport.

Exercise of the Month

Frontal plane agility, power, and stability

The Impact of Coaching

Everyone who has played a sport at any point in their life has had a coach. In order to have a team, the team must have a coach. We all have had coaches in our lives that have helped to impact us in positive or negative ways.

Dealing with Shin Splints

Shin splints or medial tibial stress syndrome is described by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons as an inflammation of the muscles, tendons and bone tissue surrounding the tibia. It is typically an overuse injury involving running or jumping. The main symptom is pain that runs along the tibia or shin bone. The place of pain may vary from injury to injury and can be directly on the bone or along the edges of the bone. The pain typically occurs