When creating a periodized program (or any program, for that matter) for athletes, there are several factors to keep in mind. This includes identifying the performance target, assessing the current situation and outlining the tactics for goal achievement. Whether you are working with an individual or a team, these steps are crucial to creating a functional training program. An individualized, scientific approach to training will be more successful in improving a player’s fitn
Often overlooked in program design is the importance of incorporating exercises for maintaining bone health. Bones function in the body to provide structural support, protect internal organs, enable movement, store minerals and produce blood cells. Therefore, strong and healthy bones are essential to maintain these functions for overall health and well-being. Bone is continuously being modified through bone breakdown (known as bone resorption) or bone formation in response to
After spending 15 years as a health and exercise professional, I look back on my early years and sometimes contemplate the mistakes ive made. In an effort to help you arrive at a more comfortable place in your career more quickly, here are four things I wish I’d known at the start of my fitness career. 1. It’s not about the equipment (even if it seems like it is).
Many gyms and studios boast about the great equipment they offer, and many individuals complain that they can’t g