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It’s All about Glute Strength

It’s All about Glute Strength

There are many ways to develop strong gluteal muscles, but working with a skilled and knowledgeable trainer is the best way to ensure that your technique and exercise approach will produce the desired results. Weak gluteal muscles create inefficient and ineffective athletes. 
Four Mistakes that Hurt Recovery

Four Mistakes that Hurt Recovery

There are a couple of signs that demonstrate you aren't recovering efficiently after workouts. One sign is excessive soreness. It’s normal to be sore after a new leg routine or a high volume of interval exercise.
Optimal Training Load

Optimal Training Load

Many athletes, fitness enthusiasts, recreational weight lifters, and unfortunately some trainers believe that the training load necessary for people to reach their goals is similar despite training age, ability, or desires.

The 5 Best Single-Leg Exercises for Softball and Baseball Pitchers

The 5 Best Single-Leg Exercises for Softball and Baseball Pitchers

Loading, pushing, extending, landing, and bracing all take place on a single leg.  This requires balance, strength and the ability to absorb force on one leg.  It is clear that from an injury reduction and performance enhancement standpoint, softball and baseball players need single-leg training.

The Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) Scale

The Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE) Scale

When it comes to developing strength training programs for athletes, I’ve found that the RPE scale is one of the best.  It allows an athlete to regulate themselves while still being able to see improvements in strength and power compared to the traditional percentage-based program.
The 3 Best Exercises to Prevent ACL Injuries in Athletes.

The 3 Best Exercises to Prevent ACL Injuries in Athletes.

It is estimated that over 350,000 ACL injuries occur each year in youth sports.  With athletes starting at a younger age, competition seasons getting longer and more intense, the number is projected to be higher in the coming years.  It is important for young athletes to participate in structured strength training programs to learn proper body control and drastically reduce the likelihood of these injuries.