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Sport Specific Training: Truth or Myth

With sports specialization at a young age becoming the norm, how about the question of sports specific training? Social media and marketing suggest that all athletes should train specifically for their sport using cool looking exercises that mimic specific sports. Are these training programs truly helping your athlete or making matters worse by overtraining the same movements or performing exercises that the athlete is not prepared to do?

Exercise of the Month

Crawl and Reach- January exercise of the month

Dealing with Pregame Anxiety

It is extremely common to hear about athletes getting anxious before games. I know that I often felt that way before my soccer games in club and in college. Often times, there is a phrase that is used for these feelings, and that would be “pregame jitters” or “nerves”.

Exercise of the Month

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.

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