Know before you go: college-sponsored sports camps

There are different schools of thought on the subject of sports camps and recruiting clinics. Some believe they are a waste of money because “if your child is good enough, they will get noticed” and others believe they are essential. I think the truth lies somewhere in between. First of all, camps, clinics and showcases […]

A Personal Trainer’s Issues with CrossFit

Critics of CrossFit are critics for a number of different reasons. The overzealous, cult-like behaviors of CrossFit proponents, the lack of form or proper technique, or the risk of serious injury that CrossFitters tend to ignore or scoff at can fray the nerves of some fitness enthusiasts. CrossFit was founded by Greg Glassman back in […]

Klinsmann’s approach undermines passion of World Cup

Jurgen Klinsmann led the US World Cup soccer team to a win and a tie thus far in the event. This outcome has surprised many soccer fans and Klinsmann himself who openly announced he did not expect the team to win the World Cup. Statements like that, and several other actions, have led me to […]

Pat Tillman Should be in Hall of Fame

Since Pat Tillman’s death from friendly fire in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004, a frequently-surfacing debate among his family, peers, sports commentators and enthusiasts has been centered around whether Pat Tillman, for his honorable service and ultimate sacrifice, should be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. No one can deny that Tillman’s decision to […]

Should College Athletes Be Paid?

An ongoing controversy in college athletics: should student athletes get paid while they’re representing their school on the field? The NCAA was born of several meetings in 1905. These meetings were called by President Teddy Roosevelt to encourage reforms that would protect student-athletes, namely football players, from some very severe practice methods that led to […]

Some Fatty Foods You Need to Avoid

It really is a shame. Some of the best-tasting foods are actually some of the worst in terms of fat and calories. But it can be hard to avoid them, especially in places-like malls-where nutrition information usually isn’t available. So I did the work for you; take a look at a list of foods you […]

Plyometric training helps reduce ACL injuries in female athletes

Plyometrics, also known as “jump training” or “plyos”, are specialized, high-intensity training techniques used to develop athletic strength and speed. These movements use the strength and elasticity of muscle tissue to increase the speed or force of muscular contraction; over time allowing someone to jump higher, move faster and improve performance in just about any […]

Sitting is the New Smoking? Really?

Incredible statistics compiled from multiple studies that demonstrate why sitting is the new smoking Human physiology is that of the hunter gatherer. We were built to move; run, lift, play, hunt, farm, build, and fight. Our bones, nerves, muscles and ligaments are suited for motion. Our ancestors worked the fields, captured their food, raised livestock, […]

Athletic Scholarships: Junior College is NOT a Last Resort

Each year, more than 7.5 million American high school students participating in school athletic programs hope to earn an NCAA athletic scholarship, and while about 7 percent of them will go on to play that sport in college, less than 2 percent of them will be awarded athletic scholarships. There are about 138,000 athletic scholarships […]

Vertimax Training for Athletic Development

The VertiMax Training System is designed to maximize speed, vertical jump and overall athletic performance for athletes of all ages, from youth to professional level, and for a variety of sports. Designed for athletes of all skill levels, vertimax allows for sport-specific training to maximize potential. VertiMax was designed to provide athletes with superior resistance […]