THICKENERS – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Thickeners are one of many ingredients added to processed foods. And they do just that: thicken. They absorb water and form a gel-like consistency. They’re often used to make foods thick and creamy, without having to add a lot of fat. Thickeners also tend to emulsify and stabilize foods they’re added to. Emulsification allows fats... Continue Reading →

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Are You Recovering From Your Training?

Recovery seems to be the most under utilized aspect of training programs. Working with youth athletes in today's reality means that most kids are balancing their schedules between homework, practice, training and maintaining some form of social life. In addition, with the explosion of cross fit and its many spin offs,  it seems that everyone... Continue Reading →

Wall Slide Variation with Bands

Wall slides are a great "bang for your buck" exercise to keep the shoulders healthy especially if you're an athlete involved in overhead sports or are coming off a shoulder injury. Here are a few reasons why I like using wall slides so much. 1. Improving shoulder external range of motion. I remember first learning... Continue Reading →

Cool Core Variation

I think its important to continually find ways to be creative with exercise selection and progressions to prevent routines from becoming stale. I love reading posts from coaches like Ben Bruno, Nick Tumminello and Jim Smith because they are constantly coming up with creative variations of traditional exercises and I enjoy analyzing the "why" factor... Continue Reading →

Getting Back to Basics

There have been quite a few articles from some highly respected coaches talking about getting back to basics and working on their own limitations to improve and progress with their training: Its My fault Too by Tony Gentilcore Back to Basics: A Challenge for Myself by Molly Galbraith And another article on why you should... Continue Reading →

It’s All in the Coaching

I've had a lot of training related stuff on my mind lately. I think that's what happens when you immerse yourself in the field and attend a ton of seminars to learn from the best in the field. I was lucky enough to see Eric Cressey and Mike Robertson speak on the shoulder and core... Continue Reading →

Back Friendly Core Variation

There is so much core training on the internet its enough to make your head spin. One article talks about how flexion is going to break your back followed by a different post arguing the benefits of flexion. I try not to get caught up in the heated core debate. I listen to what the... Continue Reading →

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