Blogs about Sports Conditioning

Diversity

Diversity is a word that I often don’t hear much when it comes to workouts, yet more a word that seems to be used with race or foods that one consumes.

Yuma AZ Strength and Conditioning Coach

This Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at 5:30 pm - I am back with my fabulous 

7 tips to prepare for the holidays

The holidays are quickly approaching. Are you ready?1) plan all your meals 2) eat out no more than 2 times per week 3) get lots of sleep 4) exercise daily 5) plan for all of your cheat meals 6) relieve your stress daily with meditation, yoga, exercise, massage, accupuncture 7) Stick to your grocery list and buy only what you need; avoid overeating. 8) eat healthy 90% of the time. 9) make a decision to maintain a healthy weight and do it! 10) spend MOST of your time with freinds and family that will not sabotage you by over-eating, exposure to bad or unhealthy food or habits.

Pullups without equipment

In the below video, I demonstrate two pullup exercises using a door. All you need is a hand towel.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMnWRHim3MM

Developing Power For Your Sport

Nowhere can you see such a variety of sports in one place than the Olympics. Athletes can train for years just to reach an event that could be over in seconds such as the 100 metre sprint.

Are you an expert?

This is a long one my friends…Sit back and relax.

Activity Doesn't Always Equal Accomplishment

One of my favorite basketball coaches had a phrase "fake hustle" he loved to use.  If you're into sports you've seen it before.  It's the guy that lackadaisically dives after a ball after it's ALREADY gone out of bounds.  It's the guy that misses an easy layup and commits a foul on the very next possession trying to make up for it.  How about the guy that botches the play drawn up in the last time out, then feigns an ankle sprain and looks at the bench like "Coach, I need a sub!"?

Caution With High Elevation Training Mask

Please be sure to use extreme caution if you decide to use a high elevation training mask. You will want to get the device approved by both your doctor and athletic trainer before use.

Karate approach to calisthenics

In my new YouTube video below, I demonstrated some exercises that strengthen the wrists, fingers, knuckles, and grip, in addition to the muscles of the upper body. Allow a realistic time frame for working up to the more difficult exercises. If you have already worked through basic progressions for pushups and pullups, and have good flexibility in your wrists, you're ready for hand specializations.

Top Five Basketball Colleges

Basketball in colleges is pivotal to the success of the NBA and here are five of the most renowned. UConn