Train Smarter NOT Harder

  Training harder is not always better.  As a matter of fact, intelligent training, includes rest & recovery as part of a progressive design. Train smarter, not harder is obvious via this NSCA article.

Principles of Plyometrics

Plyometric training has been used, and will continue to be used, in varying degrees for all athletes for sport or occupation. The intensity levels, types, and volumes may change based upon your stage in life and goals, but it is an important training element that should not be left out. Generally it is not exactly…

Biceps to Enhance Your Sport Performance

You likely didn’t realize that I now believe planning for bicep growth may be essential to a great sport performance enhancement program. Ha, you listening now??? 🙂 I just completed a blog post on our site for Fitness Professional’s that had to do with motivations of the teen athlete.  While it’s geared primarily to the…

Strength & Power Club

*There will be a Strength and Power Club meeting tomorrow during Panther Period in room G-188. See Mr. Armstrong for a Panther Period pass. *We posted the 3-Day and 4-Day per week Strength Workouts in the weight room last night, or you can print them from our SHS Strength and Power webpage

Laying The Foundations

With about two weeks out since the end for most all Fall sports… for those who have not jumped right into a Winter sport, it’s time to get the body moving again. We’ll be encouraging a series of circuit style programs throughout the holidays to build an awesome foundation that will be ready to enhance…

Building of an Athlete

Bodybuilders are athletes, but just as a swimmer will concentrate on different energy systems and physical movements than a 110 hurdler, other athletes will likely not train just like a body builder.  Even though they are both considered “Athletes”, same is not exactly the same. This article by Pete McCall reminded me of my roots…

NSCA Youth Conditioning Guides

A few highlights from the NSCA’s updated position paper on Youth Resistance Training.  Well worth the full read, but I list several highlights and conclusion to get you started for the health of your kids. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Current findings from prospective resistance training studies indicate a low risk of injury in children and adolescents who follow…

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…