Athletes, are you taking responsibility for your own development, or are you relying on external factors? What tools and processes have you put in place to make sure your are maximizing you performance and recovery?
"It'll stunt their growth," "only do bodyweight," "they will get hurt!" Ultimately whether or not to incorporate traditional 'resistance' training depends on the individuals emotional maturity, NOT biology.
My contention is this: why is it ok, even encouraged for men to pursue sport with every fiber, regardless of the toll on their body, scars, weight gain, injury; but women are only expected to do so as long as they remain "feminine"?
In order to live and operate in service of others, we must first take care of ourselves. "put your own mask on first," Logic
As the beginning of another hockey off-season is here, and all of the athletes are returning to regular training; I find myself speaking with potential new clients (athlete and parents). Usually that conversation starts with me asking, "what is it I can do for you?"
Do to the aggressive and repetitive nature of the skating stride, and the specific mechanics, hockey players are especially prone to issues with their hips and groin. But never fear, I've got three steps for you to ensure you have Happy Hockey Hips!
Ask yourself, “why do supplement companies create strategic partnerships?” The answer is just like any other product, to increase visibility within and association to, favourable market sectors.
As cool as it may sound to train like [insert athlete name here], the reality is, its just not true and furthermore, for general health and wellness, not necessary.