Fitness & Health Blog

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,...

Transferring Weight Room Performance to the Field, Part II

After writing the first part of this BLOG last month, many people have come to me with questions about transferring improvements in strength or speed and agility to the actual game. This has caused me to re-evaluate and improve our programs. The following our a few more points and tactics...

Transferring Weight Room Performance to the Field, Part I

Over the past few months, we have been evaluating our athletes and preparing strength programs that will focus on improving weaknesses. During these evaluations, I have been paying attention to some bad habits that kids (and myself) fall into when resistance training. I will mention a few here and follow...

Overcoming Adversity

As an athlete, we will all come to a point that we will have to overcome adversity of some kind. Rather it is an injury, getting “benched”, or achieving a goal that others see as impossible, how we respond to the challenge will shape our athletic future as well as...