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ACL Injury Prevention in Female Athletes

ACL injury prevention in female athletes has been a hot topic in not just the Orthopaedic community but the Strength and Conditioning community as well. Research has shown us that females are 2-8 times more likely to injure their ACL and that number becomes even greater for non contact injuries....

Too Strong?

Question: Is it possible to an athlete to become TOO STRONG? Answer: NO! It is not possible. My good friend, Jeff Goergen, once said an athlete has never been told, "Billy, you're just too strong, you will not be on the team this year!" But wait, there is a time...

South Carolina Strength & Conditioning Association

I recently had the opportunity to speak at the SCSCA (South Carolina's Chapter of the National Strength and Conditioning Association) annual meeting at the University of South Carolina last week on Dynamic Warm up and Preparing the Athlete for Competition and I just wanted to share a bit of what...

Success Stories!

I just wanted to congratulate many of the kids who have had awesome improvement so far this spring! We have had a number of kids drop .2-.25 seconds in their 40 yd dash as they get ready for camps this summer and many have increased their vertical leaps by up...

Leaks in the Franchise Bubble

Click on the link below to see this GREAT article about the rise and fall of the fitness franchise in America!! I am sure everyone reading this has notices the rising number of "30 min workout" and many other franchises in the fitness and sport-training industry put together and ran by non-fitness...

Training the Combat Athlete

In recent months we have been asked to train many wrestlers, Jiu-Jitsu players and a few Mixed Martial Artist. All of these athletes fall under the category of combat athletes. In this post, I will go over a few points to consider when it comes to training the combat athlete....

Catch Phrases in Performance Training & Fitness

The more and more sports performance training (not to mention the fitness industry as a whole) is becoming available to not just athletes but the general public, the more and more we are seeing "gimmicks" and "catch phrases" being used to attract the attention of the consumer. Not only is...

Sports Conditioning is NOT Just for Athletes

Sports training and conditioning is NOT just for athletes. Many times I have had to answer the question of "Do you train just kids that are athletes?" My answer is always NO! Every kid out there needs to improve their muscular and cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility and improve their body...

Time to get to “Work”

Many of the athletes we have at Athlete's Arena know that I am against any program that is based on the client doing "work" without any plan or purpose, just for work's sake. I have often said, "I can make you chase cars on the highway to make you tired,...

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