Tag Archives: Individualization

Topics of Hydration and Nutrition Recovery

February 12, 2015

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Contributed by Dr. Jon Herting We all know that preventing dehydration and eating properly are an imperative aspect of optimal performance and recovery from exercise. Exercise will deplete both your hydration status and your energy stores, while breaking down your muscle. This is why it is imperative that the athlete replace this fuel to aid […]

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Coaching – The Science and the Art: Part 2

August 20, 2014

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Here is the second installment of Strength Coach Chris Sanchez’s epic post on the Art and Science of Coaching. In case you missed the first installment you can find it here, Coaching – The Science and the Art: Part 1. … Now the perfect program on paper isn’t worth a whole lot if the exercises […]

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Coaching – The Science and the Art: Part 1

August 13, 2014

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Contributed by Strength Coach Chris Sanchez. Right now imagine you’re in third grade. It’s a school day and just sat down to eat your lunch with your friends. You pull out your awesome Ninja Turtles lunch box and get ready to find out what Mom packed you. Lo and behold she made you a peanut […]

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Exercise Programming for a Youth Athlete

June 18, 2014

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Last article I went over the categories involved with identifying the exercises in a strength training program. However, organizing and utilizing these exercises within a specific hierarchy is another subject altogether. Within a strength training program for a youth athlete, there are a few things to consider:   Training age. Training goal. Injury mechanisms. Mental […]

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Do We Really Understand What “The Foundation” Is?

May 7, 2014

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Contributed by speed coach, Lee Taft, www.leetaft.com. Many coaches and Trainers, including me, have loosely thrown around the phrase “We have to build a foundation first”. But do we really know what we mean, or if we know what we mean is it correct? And if its correct, is it always correct? We think of […]

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Free-Play, Kids, and Injury Prevention: Stop Early Sport Specialization

April 23, 2014

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Contributed by Dr. Seth R. Oberst, DPT, CSCS – http://www.sethoberst.com/ What is the definition of a good athlete? Is it the pitcher who throws a great curveball? Or the elite 100m sprinter? How about the 3-point artist on the basketball team? How about the individual that does all of them well and easily picks up […]

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Defining Movement in a Basic Strength Training Program

April 2, 2014

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Contributed by Miguel Aragoncillo B.S., CSCS, HFS – www.MiguelAragoncillo.com Sure you can throw a ball fast, or perform a perfect flip, or sprint at a blistering speed, but can you stand with on foot in the air without toppling over? What about doing a push-up with flawless technique? These examples are merely illustrations as to the […]

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Always Focus on the Fundamentals.

February 19, 2014

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Contributed by expert Dr. Jon Herting Whether you are an athlete, coach or medical professional it is important to remember that the fundamentals should be the foundation of everything that you do. Personally as a rehab professional I often need to keep myself in check in order to focus on the fundamentals as I seek […]

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Coaching Skills – Execution and Success

January 22, 2014

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Contributed by expert Lee Taft Do You Want Success Or To Have It Your Way? Oftentimes, coaches get caught up in having everything done their way. They have no flexibility or willingness to allow their athletes to do things differently. This can become an issue on a team, especially when the athlete is correct. Let’s […]

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What is a movement screen and how can it help identify my risk for injury?

January 8, 2014

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Movement screens in fitness and rehab have been a hot topic and are at the center of many a debate in recent years. There are even several different protocols and philosophies that rehab and fitness professionals subscribe to when using movements analysis to assess their clients risk of injury. A professional may use video analysis, […]

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