Coaches want athletes to show up to practice as well as put in time in the gym to become bigger, faster, and stronger. The reality of the situation is that many athletes are limited in achieving optimal performance because they do not take the time to do things that help them recover like stretching. I have seen many athletes be consistent in their efforts at practice and in the gym and all of a sudden succumb to an injury. I have heard of many stories from parents and athletes in which when they show up to practice there is little to no warm-up prior to starting on the field. Many coaches … [Read more...] about Flexibility: The Key to a Healthy Athlete
One of the most common phrases I hear from parents/coaches is that they want their athletes to be bigger, faster, and stronger. There are many ways to go about achieving these results, however there are two things that must happen. The first is you must talk to your athlete's about proper nutrition protocol and the correct amount of calories to be taking in as well as what foods work best for a certain energy response. The second thing that must occur is strength training as this is how you will build the muscles that you need for your relevant sport. If you are not talking about your … [Read more...] about Strength Training: The key to building a great athlete
The year 2020 has been an interesting year so far and we are only a few months into it. About mid-March, the United States discovered there was a new enemy in our nation called Covid-19. The entire country has been shut down with 90 percent of businesses closed and unemployment at an all time high. As most Americans have dipped into whatever savings they may have to try to continue their normal life, the shutdown remains. It has now been almost 3 months the entire country has come to a screeching halt. Unemployment numbers have hit an all-time high and many people struggle to maintain some … [Read more...] about Have you gained the Covid-19?
As the Corona Virus has flipped the American society on it's head, every person and business owner is trying to adjust to the new norm. Every business has been upended as far as how their business normally ran. There are new guidelines and parameters put in place to try to stop the spread of this virus. Does this mean everyone is shut down and nothing is getting done? Absolutely not. Small business owners are finding new ways to operate under the new version of normal. A fair amount of people are able to work from home using their cell phones and laptops to conduct business as usual. Any … [Read more...] about Surviving the Virus 2020
Being an individual in the fitness industry for the last 21 years, I have seen a fair share of athletes from 6 years old to professional athletes. It's interesting because I am seeing more and more coaches who are improperly educating their athletes. Coaches who are of the older generation are still doing the same techniques and drills that they were taught 40 years ago. This is mind-boggling because with all the information we now have at our fingertips, I cannot understand why coaches haven't started educating themselves on the new science and techniques that are available. I still hear … [Read more...] about Coaches: What are you teaching your athletes?
As we approach the end of the 2019 year, many people will start the first day of 2020 with some type of New Year's Resolution. Most of the population will set hypothetical resolutions such as work less, spend more time with family, and lose weight. The problem is that studies show that unless you write these goals down for the new year, most people will forget about and/or fade them from memory as the year progresses. Goals are require WORK and most people are not willing to sacrifice or put in the work because it's HARD to change behavioral habits. I have listed several steps that you … [Read more...] about The New Year’s Resolution: Can you do it?
Female exercising with battle ropes at the gym with coach. Athlete doing battle rope workout at gym with trainer. Xcellerated Speed Training was developed to ensure that the youth of today have an educated, periodized training protocol that provides the desired results of speed, strength, and agility. It is our belief that every individual, be it youth or adult, should have the opportunity to learn the skills to allow them to perform at an elite level regardless of income level. Our staff is dedicated to providing the best results while maintaining affordability. We have been in the … [Read more...] about What is the perfect client for us?
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?