Those of you who follow sports may have heard of the dreaded inexplicable phenomenon. In the golf and baseball worlds it’s called the yips, to dart throwers, it’s known as dartitis. It has been called by other names as well including Steve Blass disease, Steve Sax syndrome, and, more broadly in the medical world,  focal…

When you hear the word cricket, some of you may think of the insect. The ones you hear on those warm summer nights chirping, but I am talking about cricket the sport. You don’t think it’s a dangerous game, such as football where players collide with one another frequently. That doesn’t mean that injuries are…

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…

You’re on a roll, minutes within a personal record, until you fall to the ground in pain. It’s your ankle again! Runners with recurrent ankle sprains know the routine all too well. One ankle sprain can turn into a never-ending cycle of rolling your ankle, swelling, instability, and starting from square one when it’s time…

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…

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…

Who wants to be the big time athlete in their sport? How are you going to get to the top? In today’s athletic world, some youth athletes are beginning to lift weights. The dedication and the seriousness that I see from 8-18-year-olds is amazing. I am lucky enough to have hard working athletes who buy…