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.
In order to live and operate in service of others, we must first take care of ourselves. "put your own mask on first," Logic
Chances are "Jimbo" who told you not to do deadlifts cause they hurt your back (he knows because he hurt his back deadlifting) actually got hurt for one of five reasons.
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?"
In every interaction there is what was said and what was heard; and they aren't always they same thing. Who's job is it to make sure that communication and understanding mesh?
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.