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6 Tips on Strength Training for Tennis Players

When you think about strength training for athletes, you’re probably not thinking about tennis (unless you are a tennis player) since other sports like football and hockey are much more reliant on brute strength and size, but strength training for tennis players is still a very important piece of their training. While conditioning and coordination [...]

By | 2017-04-11T14:05:07+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

The Runner’s Guide to Shin Splints

You know you’re a runner when you get angry that an injury keeps you from running, not that it damages your body. And, as most of you probably have experienced first-hand, shin splints are one of the worst. Whether you’re a casual, three miles on the weekend runner, an ultra-marathoner or somewhere in between, you [...]

By | 2017-04-11T13:15:16+00:00 March 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

4 Ways to Prepare for a High School Lacrosse Game

Lacrosse has become one of the fastest growing sports in the United States over the last decade and has spread from a predominantly east coast sport to a national sport with teams from California to New York and high schools everywhere in between adopting the sport. Now that Spring is almost upon us, lacrosse tryouts [...]

By | 2017-04-11T14:36:46+00:00 March 20th, 2017|News|0 Comments

How to Increase Energy for Athletes

Is there anything more important to an athlete than energy levels during an event or game? Probably not. That’s why energy drink and supplement companies have made their living targeting athletes. If you don’t have adequate energy to perform at your best, you’re likely letting your team down and will end up on the wrong [...]

By | 2017-04-11T14:46:30+00:00 March 13th, 2017|News|0 Comments

4 Common Dance Injuries and How to Prevent Them

As a dancer, your muscles, joints, and bones are under repeated stress from movement. While this does increase the strength of your body overall, it also puts you at risk for injury due to the repetitive motions and strenuous activity of dancing. The last thing any dancer wants is for their career (or favorite hobby) [...]

By | 2017-04-11T14:51:30+00:00 March 6th, 2017|News|0 Comments

How to Recover from an Ankle Sprain

For most athletes, an ankle sprain is the epitome of despair. You never really understand the importance of your ankle until you’ve sprained it. Under normal circumstances you’ve probably heard that the time to recover from an ankle sprain is between 2-8 weeks depending on the severity of the injury. No athlete, whether you compete [...]

By | 2017-04-11T15:01:46+00:00 February 20th, 2017|News|0 Comments

4 Common Baseball Injuries and Tips to Avoid Them This Season

Despite being considered a non-contact sport, over 275,000 baseball players visit the emergency room each year for baseball related injuries. As any baseball player knows, you don’t have to collide in the middle of the field like football or have another player swinging a stick at you like hockey to get injured playing your sport. [...]

By | 2017-04-11T14:55:54+00:00 February 17th, 2017|News|0 Comments

5 Ways to Prepare for High School Swimming Season

With the high school swimming season quickly approaching, it’s time for all the swimmers out there to get ready for the intensity of the season. Being mentally and physically prepared for the season will help ensure that you are able to compete to your best ability and be successful in and out of the pool. [...]

By | 2017-04-11T15:07:00+00:00 February 13th, 2017|News|0 Comments

How Low Impact Cardio Can Help Muscle Recovery and Injuries

Let’s face it; there are some days when even professional athletes just can’t perform to their highest ability. Whether it’s due to an injury or just a really tough training session the day before, sometimes your body just isn’t up for a high intensity workout. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to skip your [...]

By | 2017-04-11T15:10:30+00:00 February 6th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Nutrition for High School Basketball Players

The combination of speed, power, agility and endurance in addition to technical skill and mental stamina make basketball an intense and challenging sport both physically and mentally. Despite an average possession of play lasting about 12-20 seconds, players have been found to cover up to five miles and make up to 1,000 changes in movement [...]

By | 2017-04-11T22:55:51+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|News|0 Comments

5 Ways to Prepare for a Snowboard Trip

Heading out to the slopes for a winter getaway automatically makes your trip healthier than one spent sitting on a couch somewhere. A day of riding gets your heart pumping, burns tons of calories, boosts your mood and gets you out in the sunshine (here’s hoping for blue sky days during your trip). But since [...]

By | 2017-04-11T22:59:56+00:00 January 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Injured Athlete: Pulled Hamstring Recovery

Is there anything worse than a pulled hamstring? Yes, pulled hamstring recovery. Hamstrings injuries are a very difficult to recover from because they are responsible for so much in our everyday movement. A pulled hamstring is also an injury that has a high likelihood of re-injury if you don’t fully heal before re-starting your activity. [...]

By | 2017-04-11T23:04:20+00:00 January 9th, 2017|News|0 Comments

6 New Year’s Resolutions for Athletes

2017 is here and that means that a large majority of people are probably thinking about what they want to accomplish in the New Year and how they will get there. While New Year’s Resolutions can sometimes be made a joke and many times people fall short on their resolutions, that doesn’t mean that you [...]

By | 2017-04-11T23:08:54+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Ski Season 101: Muscle Recovery for Skiers

If you’re like a lot of us, you spend a large portion of the fall, winter and spring months on your phone’s weather app and checking the snow reports waiting for a killer powder day or trying to decide when to take your yearly ski vacation. While checking your snow totals is a crucial component [...]

By | 2017-04-11T23:13:32+00:00 December 26th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Best Treatments for a Groin Strain

A groin strain is one of the most painful, frustrating, and unpleasant injuries an athlete can endure and it’s a common injury in most sports. It’s generally caused by a pull or strain of the adductor muscle and affects nearly any movement you make. Quick and consistent treatment is very important to help the injury [...]

By | 2017-04-11T23:18:07+00:00 December 19th, 2016|News|0 Comments

How to Avoid Common Hockey Injuries

The weather is getting cold and that can mean only one thing - hockey season is upon us! As hockey has become more and more popular in the United States, hockey injuries are becoming more common. While it’s impossible to completely avoid injury all the time, taking precautions before and during the season can make [...]

By | 2017-04-11T23:22:20+00:00 December 12th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Athlete Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Gifts for the Athlete in Your Life

Are you struggling with what gifts you should give the athlete in your life? It can be incredibly difficult figuring out what to give the person who spends ¾ of their life in the gym and the other ¼ talking about going to the gym. They already have a gym membership! And the sheer number [...]

By | 2017-04-11T23:29:23+00:00 December 5th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Post-Workout Muscle Recovery Tips for High School Volleyball Players

Volleyball is a physically challenging sport and in order to perform at your best your muscles must be in top shape. However, the constant stress and strain on your muscles through intense practice sessions and games can definitely take a toll. So how can you ease soreness and minimize the risk of injury? Below we’ve [...]

By | 2017-04-11T23:33:35+00:00 November 28th, 2016|News|0 Comments

7 Tips for Cold Weather Training

The colder weather and changing seasons has many athletes dreaming of winter sports like hockey, skiing and ice skating. Whether you are an athlete who participates in winter sports or just someone who continues their training regimens outside in the winter, knowing how to prepare your body and mind for training in the cold weather [...]

By | 2017-04-11T23:39:07+00:00 November 21st, 2016|News|0 Comments

7 High School Football Injury Prevention Tactics

Football season is definitely one of our favorite times of year. There are few things more enjoyable than spending a crisp October day watching your high school football team beat their rival school. But along with the fun that comes with high school football season comes the risk of football-related injuries. According to the National [...]

By | 2017-04-12T07:32:19+00:00 November 14th, 2016|News|0 Comments

How to Identify and Treat Common Shoulder Injuries

The shoulder is one of the most vulnerable joints in the human body and is particularly susceptible to injury due to the large range of movement and relatively small joint surfaces. Due to its vulnerability, shoulder injuries are common, especially amongst athletes who put their shoulders through repetitive motions often. Let’s take a look at [...]

By | 2017-04-12T07:36:14+00:00 November 7th, 2016|News|0 Comments

7 Facts You Didn’t Know About Hydration for Athletes

As athletes, we already know that staying hydrated is incredibly important for us to play well and get the most out of all our training sessions. However, despite understanding its importance, there are still many things that athletes don’t know about proper hydration. The seven facts below will help you understand why being hydrated helps [...]

By | 2017-04-12T08:43:55+00:00 October 31st, 2016|News|0 Comments

When to Use Dynamic Stretching vs. Static Stretching

Stretching is an important part of any fitness regimen for any type of athlete. It loosens muscles prior to after any physical activity to increase range of motion and decrease your risk of injury. However, all stretches are not created equal and choosing the correct type of stretching at the correct time is shown to [...]

By | 2017-04-12T08:46:31+00:00 October 25th, 2016|News|0 Comments

5 Tips to Treating a Pulled Quad

When you have a pulled quad, everything is more difficult. Simple tasks can suddenly become very difficult. As an overview, the quadriceps are a group of four muscles that work in conjunction with the hamstring to help your leg extend and bend. The quadriceps are very important muscles to many athletes due to the nature [...]

By | 2017-04-12T08:49:19+00:00 October 18th, 2016|News|0 Comments