Pokemon Go and the Athlete

The newly released Pokemon Go game has had much said about the fact that many pasty faced kids have made their way out of the basement and into fresh air to capture and train their pocket monsters.  The popularity can’t go unnoticed as the obvious head down, face in phone walk can be seen in…

Off Season Goal Set Planning

Today by handout in the weight room and tomorrow in your teambuilr.com account are the questionnaires I’m asking you to complete.  I want you to answer from the perspective of the multiple sports you participate in.  My hopes are to get your thoughts on your goals as well as questions you have in regards to…

Digging the Sports Gene

I’m totally into the book that showed up from my pre-order last week, “The Sports Gene” by David Epstein.  It’s nice to read a book from a non scientist that is on a science based topic. Much easier for my simple mind. I’m a little surprised though in hearing the responses from many in the…

Do You Know Bro-Science

I don’t often spread the advice from bodybuilding.com, mainly because I’m not training a bunch of competitive bodybuilders.  But because we do visit hypertrophy (bodybuilding-esk) training from time to time I do pay attention to their conversation. They sometimes come out with some great info like this one from Lifting Lingo Made Easy article. Bro-Science,…

Cardiovascular Imperative

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. In 2010, an estimated 785,000 Americans had a new coronary attack, and about 470,000 had a recurrent attack. About every 25 seconds, an American will have a coronary event, and about one every minute will die from one. An estimated nine out of…

Clean Training for Power

As either a young athlete or a professional occupational athlete it always remains important to our physical progress to attend to all primary periodized goal sets. For the adult it is far too often that we slow down and jump on a ‘cardio’ machine rather than doing the resistance training at all.  But, even those…

Annual Fitness Assessments

Occupational atheletes of the Everett Fire Department, your annual fitness assessments are just around the corner.  Are You Ready? It has been good to see several motivated individuals make positive healthy changes this past year.  I think many of you will find several small changes as well once you’ve been through the assessment process again.

Jumping Rope for Exercise

Jumping Rope Isn’t Just for Kids Looking to raise the “fun quotient” in your exercise routine?  Go old school and incorporate the jump rope into your workout routine. Jumping rope is as good for your physical fitness as it is for your monthly budget.  All you need is a $10 jump rope and a flat,…

Health Benefits of Recreation

Among others, state researchers in California have documented “…how physical activity helps to control obesity, boost the immune system, diminish the risk of disease and increase life expectancy.  And, like improvements to our physical well-being…recreation can aid in reducing depression, relieving stress, improving self-esteem and personal growth.”  The Health and Social Benefits of Recreation, ©…

Fitness News Sources

Re-serviced from the FitnessGatherings.com website. I love reading, learning and ingesting anything I can about fitness and the latest science to support and expand my work. It helps me to become a better trainer and fitness provider to my clients, classes and colleagues plus encourages me to try new things (my favorite) and implement ongoing…