Recovery Techniques for Athletes: What Does the Evidence Say?

A successful athlete HAS to find that perfect balance between training and recovery. Read that again.   The goal of training is to overload in an effective manner so that adaptations will lead to improved performance, not excessive overload with inadequate recovery. So, it’s not a surprise that every athlete is constantly looking for ways … Continue reading Recovery Techniques for Athletes: What Does the Evidence Say?

All About the Bench Press: Tips and More

As my most favorite lift, this informational post is LONG overdue. The bench press is one of those lifts that seems fairly simple in terms of set up and execution, however, when it comes to staying safe while attempting to add more pounds on the bar you may quickly realize how important whole-body technique is … Continue reading All About the Bench Press: Tips and More

Shoulder Impingement and Rotator Cuff Injuries: An Overview

Shoulder impingement is a common problem among athletes, especially those involved in heavy resistance training. As such, today’s topic will focus primarily on shoulder impingement and acute (key word here: acute) partial rotator cuff (RC) tears for younger individuals involved in regular athletic activity.  Shoulder pain, a common injury that affects millions, is the second … Continue reading Shoulder Impingement and Rotator Cuff Injuries: An Overview

Time Off From the Gym: How Much Time is Too Much?

Closed gyms. Limited home gym equipment. Canceled meets and competitions across the world. For avid fitness peeps, we live in a challenging time (to say the least). For the last couple weeks I've been flooded with questions and concerns about the "damage" being done from scaling back workouts. If you have concerns about losing muscle and/or … Continue reading Time Off From the Gym: How Much Time is Too Much?

Designing Your Own Training Program? Read this First.

Now I know I don’t need to be the one to tell you that an effective training program is critical for success and making performance improvements (no brainer, right?) -- but you may be wondering where to start. Well first, it’s important to understand that each program will vary by sport and an individual’s training status, … Continue reading Designing Your Own Training Program? Read this First.