Female Athlete Sitting On Ground And Taking Treatment For Knee Pain A fair amount of individuals go through most of their life not having any sort of physical ailments. At some point though, a person will experience an ailment that will become dibilitating. As we get older it doesn't take a whole lot to throw out your back or to start having knee pain. These sort of issues can arise doing simple tasks like getting out of a chair or grabbing a pair of socks on the floor. What most individuals do not realize is that most injuries are a build up of life, exercise, stress, and sleep. … [Read more...] about Knee Pain: When do you decide on sugery?
Marcus came to Xcellerated Speed Training about 8 months ago. He had visited with his doctor and got some horrifying news. The doctor told him if he didn't change his lifestyle habits which included smoking and drinking that he would probably not live a whole lot longer. This is when he decided to make a phone call to Tony who he had worked with before as a high school student. Meet Marcus Valeriano The first step was to get Marcus in and take a look at his medical history form and figure out exactly what his problem areas were. We started with his consumption of calories on a daily … [Read more...] about Changing Lives: Inspiration from Marcus Valeriano
Injury prevention for an athlete is key and should be one of the most important things a coach or personal trainer should focuses on. Many coaches work on the conditioning side of training for their athletes, however most do not understand proper training protocol. Over the years, I have heard a variety of mottos from various coaches of different sports. Some coaches will say things like, "We will not stop running until someone pukes today". The problem with this thought process is any moron can overtrain or run an athlete into the ground. It does not mean that this type of conditioning is … [Read more...] about Injury Prevention for Athletes
One of the first things I hear when someone enters into the Xcellerated Speed Training Program is that the individual wants to be an elite athlete with their training protocol. Nutrition should be an athlete's main focus when trying to take their game to the next level. Typically, a client will run through all the various forms of exercise they are currently performing. They will spell out each detail of what happens on each day and how many sets, exercises, reps, etc.They will spend so much time and energy focusing on things like how much they can lift and so forth, yet they will neglect what … [Read more...] about Nutrition: The Key to Being a Successful Athlete
What is this cross training you speak of? We have all heard about this topic either it is a new workout or an article you may have read, but what really are the benefits? Cross-training is a great way to condition different muscle groups, develop a new set of skills, and reduce boredom that creeps in after months of the same exercise routines. Cross training also allows you the ability to vary the stress placed on specific muscles or even your cardiovascular system. Fundamentals of Cross Training The essential fundamentals of cross training are the same whether you are exercising for … [Read more...] about The Importance of Cross Training
Have you been training a while and hit a plateau? Have you spent numerous hours in the gym with limited results? Strict dieting with minimal results? Are you strength training with no increases in weight? When was the last time you hit your personal record? Most athletes who have been lifting for quite some time end of coming to a plateau in their lifting or training protocol. It is good to be consistent with your training protocol, however sometimes you need to shake up the regimen. When your inputs remain the same, the training can become stale and stagnant. The Overload Training … [Read more...] about Training with a Purpose: The Overload Principle
Sports today have taken over many athletes lives. As a result of year-round athletics, athletes are getting injured more frequently and at younger ages. If you look back at how athletics was run 20 years ago, most athletes played a sport for a single season. Then they had several months to partake in another sport or just recover from the season. The problem nowadays is that athletes are training in the same sport all year long with no breaks or any type of cross-training. This has lead to a monumental rise in the number of injuries athletes are incurring. Not only are they getting injured … [Read more...] about How to recover from an athletic injury
Well it's almost that time of year as we are approaching the Christmas and New Year's holiday, that people suddenly decide that after a month or so of gorging themselves on decadent food and alcohol that they must now repent for their sins by joining the gym. Every year it is always the same thing, the day after New Year's Day the normally reasonably full gym now becomes like most stores on Black Friday where it is a mob of people fighting for equipment. I have been in the industry for 20 years now and it is ALWAYS the same. What is confusing to me is why do you have to wait until after New … [Read more...] about Gym New Year’s Resolutioners