“The Importance of Variety When Using Olympic Weightlifting With Athletes”

Olympic weightlifting - barbell snatch. Variety with Olympic weightlifting.

We know that the best way to get better at a particular sport is to train that sport. Therefore, if the goal is to make it to the Olympics as a competitive weightlifting athlete (i.e. Jessica Lucero), then prioritizing Olympic weightlifting would only make sense. However, for most athletes, Olympic lifting is just another effective training tool used to improve … Read More

Spring Running: 5 Ways to Run Healthy and Injury-Free

Spring Running: 5 Ways to Run Healthy and Injury-Free Fire up the grills and clean up the clutter, Spring is almost here! While it’s still a bit chilly, around this time of year is when you typically start to see more and more runners spilling out onto the roads like bears awakening from a good winter’s slumber. However, an increase … Read More

3 Reasons Why Kettlebells Should Be A Part Of Every Program

Kettlebells are great strength training, rehab, and performance tools that have grown rapidly in popularity over the past five years. While once seen as another fitness fad, they’ve now become a staple in most training facilities and gyms throughout the US. From distance runners to CrossFit athletes to the elderly and geriatric population, everyone can benefit from the use of … Read More

Top 5 Exercises for Recovery Days

As with anything in life, finding the balance between doing too much and too little is often difficult. This concept is crucially important when discussing different aspects of recovery during training. One way we like to describe this relationship is by comparing the amount of work we’re completing to the amount of time we’re recovering from that work, or put … Read More

3 Keys to Improving Foot Strength and Why

In rehab and performance, we often preach to train aspects of the body that are commonly underutilized. This could include physical training, perfecting a craft or skill, mental training, and so on. However, we could argue that training the feet is one of more commonly underappreciated aspects of most programs. In order to develop a injury-free body, as well as … Read More