As we approach the climax of the summer months, a period marked by increased activity, sport and competition, it is important to consider the vital role nutrition plays towards these endeavors. Since scientists first began to explore the relationship between nutrition and performance, we have come to understand that the … Continue reading Carbohydrate Loading and the continued role it plays to Athletic Performance
In Part 3 of "Understanding environmental and societal factors in effort to develop effective methodology and solutions for weight management in elite football athletes" we will evaluate the various relationships between weight gain and football athletes and complete the foundation for an effective methodology to … Continue reading Understanding environmental and societal factors in effort to develop effective methodology and solutions for weight management in elite football athletes – Part 3
Sport’s organizations are constantly aiming to protect and develop their most valued assets – the athlete. These efforts are generally reflected through the adoption and/or investments in various testing tools as well as methods of evaluation. Consider the use of the force plate in today’s sports environment. These rectangular metal platforms outfitted … Continue reading Is the Force Plate with You?
To understand the potential solutions in weight management for football athletes we must first understand the factors which can impact in individuals weight in today’s world. While some of the most elite football athletes may contain the gift of genetic talents in speed, power, neuromuscular & motor skills as well as the benefit of access … Continue reading Understanding Environmental and Societal Factors to Develop Effective Methodology and Solutions for Weight Management in Elite Football Athletes
"In God we trust; Everything else we measure" Introduction to Weight Management in the NFL and a Potential solution for an Off-Season Detraining Dilemma - Part 1 All across the nation Professional Football teams of the National Football League are gearing up for training programs otherwise known as off season programs. These off – season … Continue reading A Traditional Metric & Methodology for High Performance continues to hold its Weight.
“Little things make big things happen.” It seems that there is evidence for this quote in all walks of life, include athletic performance and nutrition. Recently, scientific investigators have reported that up to 60% of female athletes and 25% of male athletes are considered to be deficient in an important micronutrient involved in the process of … Continue reading Trace Minerals and Big Performance
“No Pain, no gain” is the perhaps the most popular catch phrase of the sporting world. This verbal expression which gained popularity for its motivational intention within the fitness world is commonly used to explain a powerful ideology – Pain produces gains. In other words, painful or discomforting experiences incurred by an individual is necessary to yield positive … Continue reading The “Extra Work” You Need For Athletic Success – Part 3
In sports, extraordinary behavior (or the action that separates oneself from the ordinary) is popularly displayed as an athlete’s ability to triumph through pain. The image of professional baseball pitcher Curt Schilling at the mound with a bloody sock, or the picture of Olympic Gymnast Kerri Strung’s wincing in pain while … Continue reading The “Extra Work” You Need For Athletic Success – Part 2
If you’re in the business of competitive athletics, physique fitness, or movement related performance you’re often looking for that “extra ” edge in physical ability. “Extra” is the qualifier that athletes, trainers and those of us interested in improving athletic potential often use in front of the work or action we believe will … Continue reading The “Extra Work” you need for Athletic Success – Part 1
It is undoubtedly the worst feeling you can suffer through as a strength coach, trainer or movement specialist. Unfortunately, many who work in the profession of human movement and performance have or will encounter this experience to some degree. Regardless of how great you may be at delivering a safe and sound program … Continue reading The Three Important Steps for Dealing with the Crisis of a ‘Weight Room’ Injury