Improving athletic performance is a specific art that is designed to improve weaknesses and to teach how to activate muscles for power, strength, endurance and agility. Everyone is different, every sport is different. Just because a professional athlete does a certain workout, does not mean you should do it too. As humans, we are all…

Close your eyes and imagine your 14-year-old self standing next to your fellow gauche, acne-covered middle-school friends. You’re all standing at the base of a climbing rope staring up as one of your classmates flails around, unsure whether he is making his way up or down. A piercing whistle from your P.E. teacher lets you…

Do you feel as if your young athlete is not improving? Do they seem to be tired or sore days after practices or games? Parents do their absolute best to keep up with their young athlete’s daily schedule. They are practicing, taking lessons, and competing two to six days a week.  They play multiple sports…

“Why am I not losing weight when I am working hard and eating right?” As a professional trainer, I hear this question all the time. Many people want the quick fix to weight and body fat loss. They have this crazy desire to lose a ton of weight and/or body fat in a short time….

Why should you lift heavy at the gym? Everybody these days wants to lose weight, burn body fat, and/or build muscle. How does one go about it this exactly? Most of the time, people struggle to shed weight or burn body fat because they forget to adjust their diet. People think they can give half effort and…

“You must do the thing you think you cannot do” -Eleanor Roosevelt When is the last time you really challenged yourself to try something you previously believed to be impossible? While Eleanor probably didn’t have her goals set on a handstand, it’s safe to say this woman could have done anything she set her mind to….

When you are at the gym, what question do you think gets asked frequently?  How much do you bench press?  Let’s face it, bench press can be a big ego booster for some. What is holding people back is that they do not know how to do it properly.  Knowing the right positioning, what muscle…

Many athletes accept the fallacy that knee pain is the inevitable cost of running. While it is true that running places a great amount of force on the knee joint, it isn’t always the impact that causes pain. Believe it or not, running actually strengthens the knee joint and the surrounding bones. Have you heard of Wolff’s…

The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in the human body. The many tendons, ligaments, and muscles that hold it together give it an incredible range of motion. Unfortunately, this freedom of motion makes it the most unstable joint in the body. As tendons are stretched during movement, they can be rubbed and pinched…

A painful shoulder in sports is one of the most common complaints. Athletes, especially young overhead athletes, suffer from shoulder pain at higher numbers than non-athletes. Shoulder pain doesn’t discriminate. Painful shoulders affect all genders, ages, and sports. If you suffer from shoulder pain, your actions in and out of your sport may be contributing…