Importance of Recovery for Youth Athletes

The demand placed on today’s youth is greater than ever before.  With school, sports, other extracurricular activities, friends, and family, their days are filled from sunrise to sunset. In addition, youth athletes often compete in different sports and/or for a variety of teams, leaving little time for recovery between practices and sport seasons. Additional hurdles … Continued

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One Exercise for Bulletproof Shoulders

One of the biggest causes of poor posture and shoulder injury is a lack of upper back and scapular (aka shoulder blade) strength. These muscles stabilize the shoulder joint during movement and help keep the shoulders and torso in an upright position. The Dumbbell YTWL is one of SPARC’s staple exercises for shoulder injury prevention … Continued

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Tips for Effective Weight Loss

Start using these 4 techniques to guarantee weight loss results: Food Log to accurately track Calories. Lose 1-2lbs per week to ensure sustainable fat loss. Weight train at least twice a week to avoid losing muscle. Start with a goal of losing 5-10% of your body weight. While fad diets come and go, the principles … Continued

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Reduce Risk of Falling with Exercise

As we age, many of us notice that our balance is not what it used to be. What starts out as not being able to stand on one leg slowly turns into the inability to safely move through and react to our physical environment. Unfortunately, loss of balance is a growing public health issue. Rising … Continued

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