Secrets of Russian Sprint Training

    Almost every coach is constantly looking for ways to increase the speed of their athletes whether it be for track and field events or organized team sports (Football, basketball, baseball, ice hockey, etc.). Many different methods of speed training are available today, with many of the newest innovations trickling down from our Olympic National Teams. I found a program while working as strength coach in college that has been touched on in the past, that works, and is worth discussion.

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    A New Way To Understand and Use Abdominal Muscles

    Dr. Jolie Bookspan

    You’ve heard that developing your abdominal muscles will help your lifting, posture and your back pain.
    So why isn’t it working?

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    Why Water Is The Most Important Nutrient For Endurance Athletes

    By Mike Darnley, MS,RD

    Many people do not think of water as a nutrient, possibly due to its simplicity or maybe because there is no energy provided by water. Nevertheless, water is the most vital nutrient that we consume. Besides being a medium for cellular processes that occur in the body,

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    Guidelines for Exercise Training During Pregnancy

    The guidelines and attitudes about exercise during pregnancy have changed considerably through the years. Previous guidelines allowed a woman to walk one mile a day, ideally broken up throughout the day. Then the 140 beats per minute (BPM) limit guideline was instituted. While our knowledge of this particular area of exercise physiology is still incomplete, we now know a lot more about the benefits and risks of exercising during pregnancy. As a result, much more specific guidelines have been established.

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