We all hear the stories about how sport is bad for you, running causes arthritis etc. but the reality is that until recently there had been, until recently, very few studies that looked at the effect of injury in young people later in their life. One of the most common areas of the body to be injured is the knee joint and similarly this is also one of the most common areas to get knee arthritis.Recent Study
Let's talk about the conditioning for the upcoming 2015 triathlon season. As I have been chatting with some triathletes and been getting a lot of raised eyebrows after I ask them how their Offseason and pre-season training is going. NOW!; is the time to start your conditioning programs. So before you hit the pool and the spin room, it is imperative to train your cor
Youth hockey is in full swing so parents, now is the time to stock up on gloves and toques for those cold arenas before the real cold weather arrives. While the parents are doing what they need to do to prepare for the long season, don’t forget about your little Wayne Gretzky. Are your kids doing everything they need to do for a successful, injury free season?
As an athlete, I enjoy sports of all kinds, but I have my favorites. As a child I enjoyed riding my bike and playing football with the neighborhood kids. In high school I played tennis and volleyball. I went on to play tennis in college, but funny enough that was not my ‘favorite’ sport. My favorite sport is big wave body-boarding and surfing. I don’t live in a place to enjoy that as often as I’d like, but it’s a compromise I am making for a bigger goal.
The NBA Finals are in full force this year. In light of Game 1’s review, the world got to see its best basketball player unable to move during the deciding 4th quarter. We later realized that LeBron James was suffering from leg cramps. James has been plagued by cramps his whole career and you could see they were coming out to play during the third quarter of Game 1. James was CRUSHED after the game by all of the haters. As I sat and read all the Facebook posts, all the Tweets, and listened to all the podcasts I wondered if all of these haters e
Welcome to Fit-To-Go by...ME!! I want to introduce myself as a certified personal trainer and a Youth Strenth an Coditioning Coach. I have completed the Mike Boyle Red Sox Strength and Conditioning Training Program and use this program when training athletes. I train within a 30 mile radius of Herndon, Va, but am willing to travel further with cost adjustments. Please message me with your interests and goals. firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks and Welcome!
I feel that for any person in an educational or coaching type of work should practice what they preach. I'm sure that we've all heard someone who had been a mentor to us (in the fitness profession) or have read this in a book. How many of you actually do it though? What I mean by that is if you're coaching a marathon runner, how many of you fitness professionals have actually been through a training program specific to a running race? What about training a powerlifter?
As a fitness professional I can’t count the number of times I have recommended icing to my clients for anything from acute injuries to sports recovery. But new research from Dr. Gabe Mirkin, who coined the phrase R.I.C.E. some 30 years ago, suggests that icing may actually delay healing.