If you’re ever played a sport that required you jump, then you know the higher your jump the better. I remember watching basketball when I was younger and dreamed of being able to dunk like Michael Jordan. However, I was on the shorter side: 5 feet 5 inches with a standing reach of 7 feet 1 inch. This didn’t stop me from figuring out how to reach the heights that(taller) professional athletes achieved. It took a lot of work and experimentation, but I figured out a way to increase my jump from 15 inches to a massive 36 inches! I still can’t dunk, but I’m getting closer. And I’m going to show you how I doubled my vertical jump. Continue reading Increase your Vertical Jump
Ever since I can remember I have been going to or playing in sports tournaments. I started out watching my sister play soccer and softball and I soon followed suit. I played softball at the local league but I was never really that good. I remember drawing during the innings in the outfield. Until my last two seasons of softball I played outfield. When my coaches (my mom and my aunt) decided to give me more responsibility on the team they played me at shortstop and catcher. I soon after had to choose between year around soccer or softball. I chose soccer because I knew my mom would never be my coach on the soccer field! Continue reading May Athlete of the Month: Rachel
Training without proper goals in mind, is like trying to win a race while running in place. So to optimize your training, you’ve got to set proper and realistic goals. For some, goal setting may be hard to grasp. Here I’m going to show you an easy way to set proper goals. Continue reading Importance of Proper Goal Setting
Easter is coming up so I thought I’d give you all an easter egg! Lot’s of people ask me what my personal training program looks like, so I’m going to give it to you!
For those of you higher level athletes, I’ve got a challenge for you.
The Bodyweight Back Squat Challenge.
1. You load the bar to your bodyweight.
2. You have 5 minutes to rep out as many as you can.
3. Time Starts when you un-rack the bar.
4. You MUST go past parallel or it doesnt count.
5. You can rerack the bar but the time doesn’t stop.
6. Don’t puke. Continue reading Back Squat Challenge
Day in and day out people work their butts off trying to get the results they want. At first you see the results, but then after a while the results come slower and it takes longer for you to see the same effect. Here are 5 reasons that might be the cause of your plateau.
To get results, you have to keep stay consistent to a training program. Yes it’s tough to do the same thing over and over again, but sometimes it’s necessary. Now I’m not saying you have to do the same workout time in and time out, you can change it up from time to time, but the important part is that you challenge yourself. Now if you have trouble getting started on a plan, Continue reading 5 Reasons You Aren’t Seeing Results
By: Nathan Thomas Hoang
The World Cup is months away and soccer fever is in full swing. The weather this time of the year is ideal for playing soccer, so let’s talk about simple exercises to improve strength and flexibility in order to get an edge above the competition.
- First and foremost, make sure you do these exercises with attentiveness and caution.
- Also, I cannot stress the importance of stretching before doing any sort of physical activity. It may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how many athletes underestimate the importance of stretching. Continue reading Getting better at the “beautiful game”
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.
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.