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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...

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...

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