Difference Between Athletic Strength Training and Body Building Workouts

Tell me, how many times have you went to the gym and seen the endless sea of bicep curls, skull crushers, and sit ups all in the name of “getting stronger”?  Now sure, most first time weightlifters are actually getting stronger as almost anything will help, but what about the club rugby player who you see[…]

Why You Should Go the Extra Mile (or Few Thousand)

So this summer I just received my dream internship! I will be interning with EXOS, formerly known as Athlete’s Performance (they changed the name a couple years ago). I’ve been wanting to intern with them for over 2 years now but it wasn’t until I had to do the near unthinkable (what I thought was[…]

The Athlete’s Guide to Understanding Iron Deficiency

All around the world, athletes are plagued with this issue of iron deficiency.   When I played school athletics, I’ve seen it, especially with girls in high school.  With an athlete abroad I’m working with, deficiency seems to be a problem she’s dealing with, and I’m sure it’s no stranger to you in one capacity or[…]

3 Ways to Improve Acceleration and Why It’s Important

Have you ever seen how Derrick Rose blows past defenders taking the ball in for a score, or Marshawn Lynch blazing through the line past opponents (and laying punishing hits on opponents) to quickly reach the end zone?  One thing these athletes do very well is accelerate to gain speed and momentum quickly.  Well, what[…]

My Experience Training Track Athletes in Belize

This past winter, I spent a week training track and field athletes in Belize after a 3 week tour of Mexico.  For those of you who haven’t heard of Belize or have only vacationed on the Cayes (pronounced “keys”), I’ll give you a short description.  Belize lies south of the Mexican state of Yucatan, has[…]

3 Reasons Why the Glutes are the Most Important Muscles in Sports

While watching tv or at competition you witness a bruising tackle, a high block, or major golf drive.  How so?  Glute strength!  The strongest and largest muscle group on the body.  In this article I am going to briefly write about why I see that an athlete having strong glutes (maximus, medius, & minimus) is[…]