It is not enough to just start a fitness program and see some short-term progress. The goal from the onset of your fitness journey should be to make a lifestyle change and find a plan that can last forever.
So how do we create this sustainability within our fitness plan?
“Sport-Specific Training” has become a buzzword used by trainers and gyms to appeal to the athletic client base. While specific training for one’s particular sport is important, I’m not certain that all of these "sport-specific programs" are truly sport specific.
If you’re an athlete, or the parent of an athlete, it is important to know that all of your hard earned money is actually making you or your child better at their sport. Just because it is called “sport-specific”, doesn’t mean that it actually is. Every sport-specific program should consider and tailor to the following three elements.
Ahhh push-ups, who doesn't love dropping down and knocking out a few reps every once and awhile? I sure do.
As much as I enjoy them, for whatever reason if you ask people what their typical push or chest day looks like they rarely will include push-ups.
Why is that?
Perhaps it is because push-ups are a bodyweight exercise and once you've built up some strength it can become very easy to do twenty, or more, reps in a row. Once you get over that twenty rep mark the exercise becomes fairly redundant and you'll likely seek out a more challenging alternative.
Below are my favorite variations of the push-up that I use with my clients and athletes to increase the intensity and benefit of the traditional push-up. Not only will these increase the intensity, but they're also great for vacation and at home workouts where maybe the weightlifting equipment is limited.
Last week my old high school was able to win the program's first ever Regional Basketball Championship. I want to give a huge congratulations to coaches Bill Jones, Paul Daniele, and the entire Harford Technical High School Cobras 2016-2017 basketball team.
While tuning into some of their games, certain athletes were able to stand out above the competition with their explosive movements. The goal of any high school athlete trying to secure a scholarship at a college or university is to stand out and get noticed. Below are my three tips to develop power and explosiveness:
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