Get a Jump Start on your Goals

The benefits of plyometrics- jump training- will provide highly beneficial results to athletes of all kind. Whether you’re an Olympic jumper, or just an average gym goer looking for a system that’s proven to work, plyometrics is for you.

Why plyos?

Increased Power: Plyometrics were originally created for power sports such as jumping, sprinting, football, and volleyball just to name a few. These exercises focus on the fast muscle contractions that help increase the efficiency of the neuro muscular system. In other words, it allows someone to use their muscles more efficiently for optimal power output.

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February Athlete of the Month: Taylor

Bringas Athletics would like to honor Taylor as our first Athlete of the month! Although no longer competing in D1 sports, she continues to stay active through daily workouts and running marathons. Here’s her story:

Fitness and athletics has been apart of my daily routine since day one. Literally, my mother taught step aerobics and spin classes up until the day before my birth. I was exposed to it from the womb. When people ask me how I discipline myself to working out everyday my response is always, “I don’t know how to be lazy.” Lying around all day or not being productive is simply something I do not know how to do.

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US WINTER OLYMPIC TEAM PREPARE FOR SOCHI 2014

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By Digital News Agency

Days ahead of the start of the Winter Olympics 2014, Team USA head to Munich for the Team Processing to begin their journey to Sochi 2014.

Each athlete will go to Team Processing to have their Ralph Lauren opening and closing ceremony uniforms tailored for when they step out onto the world’s biggest stage to represent Team USA.

An official outfitter of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams since 2008, Ralph Lauren has designed Team USA’s 2014 Official Opening and Closing Ceremony Parade Uniforms as well as a unique collection of village wear apparel and accessories, all of which embody the spirit of American athleticism and sportsmanship.

The 230-member 2014 U.S. Olympic Team consists of 106 returning Olympians, including 13 Olympic champions.

Sochi 2014 is the first Winter Olympics to be held in Russia since the break-up of the Soviet Union. With the rise of  freestyle skiing…

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Athletic Yoga

It’s no lie that we all train hard to perform our best. Enduring long hours of practice and strength training to achieve our goals. But maybe, its time to utilize the softer side of training: Yoga.

Yoga has a many health benefits to athletes and the general population. The National Center of Complimentary and Alternative Medicine indicate those who practice yoga, both athletes and non-athletes, experienced a lower heart rate level, increased oxygen intake, and increased flexibility and strength.

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Finding Success in the New Football

Written by: Nam (Nathan) Hoang

Football is a changing sport and it shows throughout all levels of the game from Pop Warner to the NFL. Finding success in a sport that is rapidly changing is not an easy task, but it can be done.

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Old school football

Coaching at all levels now include instructing players to play the game differently to adapt to changes the sport is going through due to the trickle-down effect of the NFL. As the NFL makes significant changes to how the game is played at the highest level, all levels of football must follow suit to instruct players differently to make sure what they are being taught will translate to NFL success. Simply, a player cannot be successful in the highest level of the sport if making the jump from college to the NFL means playing almost a completely different game. One of the most significant and controversial changes made is the NFL’s always changing guidelines for tackling. Players at all levels are now instructed to tackle a completely different way, which makes it extremely difficult for players who have been tackling a different way for many. A quick example would be that before recent years, defensive players were able to tackle the quarterback in almost any way they could, but now there is a “strike zone” where the players are allowed to make a legal hit. Rule changes will constantly change the game and they are out of the control of all players, but players can still excel under these circumstances by perfecting and refining what they can control

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