by: Per Lundstam, U.S.S.A. Sport Science Department
Improvement of mobility in elite U.S. Ski Team athletes is essential for high level performance and on-snow safety. The following article provides a sample workout and introduces methodologies which are part of the U.S. Ski Team conditioning approach. Integrated into many complex training situations, the BOSU® Balance Trainer (BT) is used to increase performance and decrease the risk of injury. The pro..
by: Kevin Kearns
Functional training fits perfectly with the rigors of MMA. Not only will it aid in reducing potential injuries, but it will assist in rehabbing current injuries.
From my perspective, the marriage between mixed martial arts (MMA) and functional strength training is an easy one. Many of these athletes train like bodybuilders instead of fighters. The MMA industry has simply been unable to anticipate the unique training needs..
by: Shannon Fable
Fitness professionals should attempt to integrate balance training into all components of fitness. Participants are more inclined to try balance training when combined with core work or strength training as our strategies tend to be more methodical, easily progressed and regressed and slower moving. One area that is often overlooked, or thought to be so challenging that only athletes or skilled participants will partak..
by: Douglas S. Brooks, MS, ACE, TSCC-Gold, Exercise Physiologist
What do schools, corporate workplaces and home offices all have in common? Each is experimenting with jettisoning an "old-school" concept to replace traditional chairs with exercise balls. Generically known as a stability ball, these pieces of exercise equipment have been popular in homes and clubs for more than two decades. It has been one of the most widely used pieces of exercise equipment by personal trainers throughout ..
By: Amanda Vogel, MA human kinetics
If you know anything about the world of sports and fitness, you probably know Under Armour for its technologically advanced sport-performance apparel. Now, along with IMG Academies, Under Armour has engineered another leading initiative in the sports and fitness industries: Combine360.
Quickly becoming known as the “SAT of Athletics” for high school and..
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Balance for Tennis Performance by Dougl..
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Focus on the Core with Circuit Training by Fred Ho..