Swimming

Mentally Preparing for Return To Play

COVID-19 has led to a worldwide disruption of the sporting industry and has altered many athletes’ demeanors, attitudes, control, and confidence. Has COVID-19 put you in a mental rut? Are you nervous to get back onto the field/court or feel as though this disease has threatened a pillar of your identity?

Preventing Heat Illness

As California sports are allowed to return to practice, it is critical to be aware of the risks of exertional heat illness.  Extended heat exposure, lack of hydration, and high exertion in hot and/or humid conditions can result in life-threatening conditions.  Here are a few tips to beat the heat.

Meal Planning

So you live at a health spa with your own personal chef. You lucky duck, you.  For everyone else… eating well isn’t a freebie. It doesn't happen by accident. It requires a plan.  Eating well is a daily challenge. You have to make it happen with a little anticipation and planning ahead.

Training After a Growth Spurt

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, and they get stronger. 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.  With the recent months of reduced activity and more sleep, many parents have seen their kids go through major growth spurts.  So what are we as parents, coaches, and athletic trainers to do?

Choosing a Protein Powder

Thinking of supplementing your diet with a protein powder?  Here are some tips on how to choose the right one for your goals from Precision Nutrition.

Back to Basics

As athletes return to training for their sports, one of the key factors that will help them succeed is starting with the basics.  For most people, activity levels for the past few months have been relatively lower and less sport-specific, which can lead to deconditioning.  For youth athletes, it is possible that they went through a growth spurt, and so need some time to adjust and build back their comfort level with skills they had already mastered.

Dynamic vs Static Stretching

Which way of stretching is better? Dynamic or static stretching?

 

Limiting Injuries When Returning to Organized Sports

After spending time away from organized activities, there will be an understood eagerness to quickly return to previous levels of practice and competition. That being said, young athletes and performers are best protected by 

SKITTLES GOT IT RIGHT WHEN MARKETING “TASTE THE RAINBOW!”

The vibrant colors of fruits & veggies aren’t only nice to look at. They also tell us which special disease-fighting phytonutrients are inside. Most people don’t get enough phytonutrients.  Learn what the phytonutrients do. And how much of each you need to fight disease and stay stronger for longer. These “color deficiencies” increase our risk 

Compete Offers Online and Virtual Training and Rehab Programs

Our online and virtual sessions goal is to navigate you through a personalized training or rehab program when you are unable to meet with our staff in person. Compete now offers sports performance, personal training, and sports rehab programs that fit your specific needs. 

Pages