Fitness & Health Blog

Too Weak to be Strong | Jason Ferruggia

Another summer weekend just came and went and now here we are yet again, on a Monday morning… With yet another opportunity to change things for the better; to make the dramatic improvements that you have been planning to make for so long. Maybe you thought about it over the weekend...

Pre-season Training for Basketball

With basketball season rapidly approaching, here are four important tips you can implement into your performance training program Increase Vertical Leap Every basketball player that comes in to see us lists improving vertical leap as the #1 goal of training.  Be warned of too many programs and coaches pushing their...

Raising the Bar on Fitness and What It Means to be “In Shape”

Athlete’s Arena has gained a great reputation in the area of youth sports performance training in the past 4 years. Recently we have been in discussions with the local medical community about general wellness and providing services that focus on weight management and fitness for the general population. One area...

Athletes and Hydration

Often times, the topic of hydration is over-looked and under-estimated.  However, hydration during exercise is paramount to enjoying high energy and enhanced stamina.  A simple pre-exercise snack and plenty of water should fuel well for a 30-45 minute exercise session.  But, beyond 45 min, you'll want to pay proper attention...

Trilogy of Terror

In my previous email I sent out some power-point presentations I did in the past. Thanks for your responses and I hope the information provided is useful.  I briefly mentioned my thoughts on the overuse coupled with improper instruction of the squat, clean (or variations) and the bench press and...

Gain Weight Quickly

  With combines and NFL days approaching, athletes are asking how they can gain weight quickly.  Without writing a full-blown nutrition plan, here I address some quick fixes to do so.  But please keep in mind that I would not recommend these tips over a pro-longed period of time.  Nothing substitues...

Number and Frequency of Meals

I've been asked a lot lately about the number and frequency of meals to lose weight and enhance performance.  Here, I address some of these concerns for both the client trying to lose weight and the client trying to enhance performance. In Athlete's Arena nutrition plans, the norm is to eat...

Why Even Test Your Athletes?

“Insanity:Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” We have spent a lot of time developing our evaluation format that has been endorsed by local orthopedic groups.  We have lent our evaluation process to many local teams and clubs so they could have an objective...

Who Are You? The “Workout Police”?

Over the past few years I have often been put in a crossroads; a dilemma of sorts.  How do I handle a situation when poor technique or improper exercise progression is implemented on a young athlete by another coach?  Do I turn the other cheek or do I correct it...