Three Health Benefits of Triathlon Training

Written By: Jon Fecik “Oh no, are we out?” I asked my wife after I got home from a run. “Yes,” she said. “OK. I will be back.” I sprinted out again, this time to my car to speed to the grocery store and buy three packs of Hershey’s Chocolate Bars. Why? Because I like them.…

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Crawls and Carries

Written By: Andrew Read Endurance athletes can be a blessing and a curse to train. Endurance sports are built off extreme work ethics and the ability and willingness to suffer. However, that determination and motivation can easily sidetrack your clients with injury and burn out. It can also make programming hard due to weakness or…

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The Three Pillars of OCR Training

Written By: Evan Perperis, NSCA-CPT Training for obstacle course racing (OCR) can be confusing and complicated to the average athlete. Because there are several race options to choose from – including, but not limited to, Spartan, Tough Mudder, Savage Race, and Conquer The Gauntlet – the obstacles you have to train for can vary wildly. Some…

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What I’d Do If I Were an Athlete With Brain Damage

                                       Written By: Andrew Fox    If you suspect brain damage, you should seek professional, medical help. But we’ll get to that. First, let’s give you some much-needed background information on concussions and how they occur. The…

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A Delicate Balance: Sport and Life for the Working Professional

Written By: David Whitfield Balance. The word itself brings to mind a myriad of mental imagery. The scales of justice. A tightrope act in a circus. A field sobriety test. For the typical individual browsing this site, we can properly assume that the term will lead to thoughts related to athleticism and fitness. For some, proprioceptive…

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My Back Hurts: Can I Lift?

Written By: Claire Kopko, PT, DPT, OCS, NASM-PES Low back pain is an almost expected malady of any strength athlete. It is the rare lifter who has not complained of this and had his performance negatively affected by this problem. Some opt to ignore the problem and work through it, while others choose to avoid aggravating…

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Considerations for Female Strength Training

Written By: Lee Bell BSc (Hons), PGCE, MSc. One of the biggest shifts in gym use over the last few years has been the increase in strength training by females. We’re at a point now where the benefits of lean muscle tissue for females are no longer secret, and this has led to more women…

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The First Month Always Sucks

Click here to listen to the show on iTunes (Apple) Click here to listen to the show on Stitcher (Android)   Every new fitness program sucks, at first. That’s why most people quit before they get the results they want. Learn how to maintain and enjoy a workout plan with  simple steps in this episode…

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Special Endurance Sport Considerations for Strength Athletes.

Complete, all around athleticism has always been our major goal in training our athletes.  Though we focus on techniques used to maximize performance in every specialty, the focus has always been in developing individuals who can be ready to take on any challenge, and compete with high level competitors who may only be specializing in…

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