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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 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

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?

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