Category: improve athletic performance

Advanced Speed Training Techniques - Faster is Better!

Advanced Speed Training Techniques - Faster is Better!
Speed training is the most popular form of training for the youth athletic market.   No matter what sport your child loves, they need to continue to become faster and stronger.   If you want to improve your child’s overall performance in their sport, you need to place value on their athletic development, not just playing more... Read more »

Understanding the NFL Combine

Understanding the NFL Combine
Hey sports fans- here is a breakdown of the combine.  If you follow ESPN, I am sure you have been hearing the word combine.  Most people are only familiar with the NFL combine  – where prospective athletes showcase their physical skills with hopes of being positioned well in the draft. The performance of these athletes... Read more »

Prevent Shoulder Injuries

It is important to take care of your joints.  Shoulder and scapular strength & stability can be done with so many clever exercises.  The walk-out is a common warm-up activation exercise that engages the core and works the upper back and shoulder area.  In other words, it will help to strength the entire shoulder joint,... Read more »
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Training with a weighted vest, 5 Favorite Exercises

Look how great this vest fits her body.
It is funny to think that training equipment in the fitness industry can become hot and trendy.  But weighted vests are in style.  I prefer the Hyper Vest PRO  because it is form fitting and has a snug vest.  Most equipment is made for the frame of a man.  This particular vest fits my 5’2 frame perfectly.... Read more »

Most Popular Exercises in U.S., Do THIS, NOT THAT!

Keep your neck long and shoulders down.  Another way to think of it is lowering or depressing the shoulders into your back.
It used to be that just the boutique gyms had all the trendy toys.  In fact, many small gyms built their training platform around tools categorized today as ‘function fitness.’  But tires, ropes and medicine balls are all conventional tools for weight loss.  Now that these fitness tools are part of the HIIT (high intensity... Read more »

Handstands will empower you!

Handstands will empower you!
Handstands are like push ups. They are the ultimate total body exercise.  They recruit so many muscles in the lower and upper body and require balance.  The need to balance is what offers the body a very special challenge.  I think handstands should be on every woman’s top ten exercise list.  It will empower you. ... Read more »
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The White Rice Era is Over: Meet Farro, a Perfect Grain

I buy this big bag at Costco.  They carried over the last two summers.  I missed it so much last winter that I ordered it online through amazon.  It was so expensive compared to Costco's bag.  I bought it as Christmas gifts.
There seems to be a grain movement happening in America.  The white rice era is gone, thank god!  Even Chinese restaurants like Dragonfly (on Randolph) are offering brown rice instead of white.  Chicago also has several sushi restaurants playing to the health-minded customer by offering brown and black rice as an option.  One of the most... Read more »

Beetroot Juice Found to Improve Performace in Endurance Athletes

It is amazing to think that so many sports separate winner’s from loser by seconds or even a handful of seconds.  Sciencedaily.com, a fabulous resource for the latest in scientific studies relevant to the athletic fields, has recently reported that Beetroot Juice is being taken by Tour De France cyclists to make their competitive edge... Read more »