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Baseball: Throw Harder and Hit Farther

Baseball: Throw Harder and Hit Farther Who doesn't want to throw harder and hit farther?  Those are two concepts that everyone is striving for. One thing I've realized about baseball people is they almost always know exactly what areas they need improvement in. The problem is they almost never know...

Nutrition Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season

Nutrition Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season By Joey Mock, RD, LD, CLT   The holiday season is upon us when many of us tend to overindulge a little too much. It begins with the abundance of Halloween candy that is around before, during, and often times after (as nobody...

Baseball Players, Bench Press, Egos and Anecdotal Evidence

Baseball Players, Bench Press, Egos and Anecdotal Evidence By Joshua Ortegon, BS, CSCS Athlete’s Arena Sports Performance I know what you're probably going to say: I’m beating a dead horse. But before you indict, or even possibly convict me of this, I humbly ask you to let me plead my...

“Cross Country Tragedy” by Shane Miller

Over the last several years I have been asked by athletes and parents of athletes on multiple occasions if I thought cross country would be a good off season conditioning sport. It's a very simple answer that I do not have to think twice about.  I need only to paint this...

Essential Sleep

As we live this fitness lifestyle, we are striving to achieve and maintain high levels of excellence.  We  have high expectations of ourselves and often push ourselves to extremes.  There are so many parts of the lifestyle that need to fit together to achieve optimal results and growth, mentally and...

Combine Preparation

Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions: “How do I get noticed?” or “How do I get recruited and get to the next level?” In the past, there were not many avenues you could take to get to the college level, just play hard and hope you get noticed. Nowadays, there...

Long Distance Running, Bench Press and Other Things I Hate That Baseball Players Do

With the many baseball athletes we have been training as well as the professional guys headed back to Athlete’s Arena next month, it's time for an article covering…..BASEBALL! Not to mention the fact that there are a few things I need to get off my chest about proper training for baseball....

Many Football Players Begin Practice Dehydrated | Indiana State University

A high percentage of collegiate and professional athletes begin the season dehydrated, putting their health at risk even before they begin strenuous workouts, according to researchers at Indiana State University. The rate is especially high among football players, with as many as four out of five members of one college...

Do you want to know what works?

What  I am about to tell you is going make you hit your head and say Dah!  Before I get to that though  I want to express my frustration with every level of professional to the parent who are saying to themselves "I know what works, I've been training my...